Employee training (31 - 35 of 35 items)
Report of the National Commission on the Public Service
T-GGD-89-19: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed the National Commission on the Public Service's report on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the public service. GAO noted that the commission's report included recommendations for: (1) rebuilding public trust in government; (2) improving the presidential appointments process; (3) ensuring advancement opportunities for career executives; (4) decentralizing gove...
Managing for Performance in the Public Sector
140066: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, describes some of the ways that organizational policies and incentives and personal skills can help federal managers to elicit high-quality performance from their staff, covering such areas as direct communication, objective evaluation, supportive listening, effective job-capability matches, supportive management, personnel trainin...
The Challenges for Tomorrow's Federal Manager
137158: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing federal managers in the coming years. Federal managers will need to: (1) have greater technical experience for managing the wide array of complex and technologically advanced public programs; (2) employ innovative management techniques for more efficient use of resources; (3) attrac...
Federal Workforce: Data on Training Received by Agency Executives, Managers, and Supervisors
GGD-88-18FS: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized Office of Personnel Management (OPM) information on short-term training that federal executives, managers, and supervisors receive.GAO found that OPM: (1) abolished the Civil Service Commission's training requirements in an effort to delegate more authority to the agencies regarding the content and timing of executive training; (2) established...
Upward Mobility Program Can Be Improved
FPCD-77-2: Published: Mar 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1977.
Following 1973 and 1974 studies that stessed the lack of skills surveys and the academic orientation of the Upward Mobility program, the Department of Agriculture has revised it Upward Mobility program to combine career opportunities, job opportunities, and skills training.There is still a need to increase the use of employee skills information in support of Upward Mobility objectives. The Departm...