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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...
Federal Workforce: Recruitment and Retention of Senior Executives at the National Science Foundation
GGD-87-87FS: Published: Jun 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed recruitment, retention, and salaries of Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel at the National Science Foundation (NSF).GAO found that: (1) NSF experienced recruiting problems at the SES level, but it did not maintain statistical data on availability of candidates who declined offers or chose not to apply; (2) although top quality candidates were...
Federal Workforce: How Certain Agencies Are Implementing the Grade Reduction Program
GGD-86-33: Published: Jan 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administration's grade reduction program, known as the Bulge Program, which was: (1) established to reduce the number of grade 11 to 15 positions in the federal government; and (2) expected to save approximately $1.7 billion and improve position management over a 4-year period.GAO found that: (1) although the Office of Personnel Management's ef...
Federal Workforce: Revised Factors To Compare Government and Contractor Costs Are Appropriate
GGD-86-37: Published: Jan 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent revisions to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 to determine the appropriateness of: (1) increased cost factors for federal employee fringe benefits; (2) eliminating costs for one-time physical inventories; and (3) increased tax rates.GAO noted that the circular requires government agencies to compare the cost of perform...
Reduction in Force Can Sometimes Be More Costly to Agencies Than Attrition and Furlough
PEMD-85-6: Published: Jul 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1985.
GAO documented an analysis of the savings and costs of reductions-in-force (RIF) at eight agencies and provided a methodology for other agencies to use to compare the potential fiscal impacts of RIF and attrition when there is a need to reduce staff. Included are assessments of the extensiveness of downgrading resulting from RIF and a detailed analysis of the effects of RIF on the employment statu...
Benefit Practices for Permanent and Temporary Federal Employees
GGD-85-54: Published: Jun 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the benefits available to permanent and temporary federal employees; (2) the additional cost to the government if temporary employees received the same benefits as permanent employees; and (3) whether temporary employees are working recurring workperiods at the Forest Service's Northern Region.GAO found that: (1) generally, permanent employees...
Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...
Federal Work Force Planning: Time for Renewed Emphasis
FPCD-81-4: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1980.
Workforce planning encompasses those management activities which determine an agency's workforce requirements and staffing needs. Its primary purpose is to provide management with sound data to make informed workforce requirements and staffing management decisions and to provide the basis for the development and justification of an agency's personnel budget. GAO undertook a study on some of the pr...
Questionable Management Practices at the Facilities Engineer Support Agency, Fort Belvoir
LCD-77-445: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1977.
Alleged mismanagement practices at the Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, involved: decommissioning of a nuclear power barge, contractor employees, and contract acceptances.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is decommissioning the nuclear power barge Sturgis after it spent more than $1 million to install an emergency core cooling system as alleged. When the system was ins...