Hiring policies (21 - 30 of 42 items)
Posthearing Questions Related to Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-03-779R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
On April 8, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Reform, House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs at a hearing on "The Human Capital Challenge: Offering Solutions and Delivering Results". This letter responds to requests...
Veterans Benefits Administration: Better Staff Attrition Data and Analysis Needed
GAO-03-452T: Published: Feb 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2003.
By the year 2006, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) projects it will lose a significant portion of its mission-critical workforce to retirement. Since fiscal year 1998, VBA has hired over 2,000 new employees to begin to fill this expected gap. GAO was asked to review, with particular attention for new employees, (1) the attrition rate at VBA and the soundness of its methods for calculatin...
Human Capital: Effective Use of Flexibilities Can Assist Agencies in Managing Their Workforces
GAO-03-2: Published: Dec 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2002.
An essential element to acquiring, developing, and retaining high-quality federal employees is agencies' effective use of human capital flexibilities. These flexibilities represent the policies and practices that an agency has the authority to implement in managing its workforce. Congressional requesters asked GAO to provide information on agency and union officials' views about the most effective...
Federal Employees: Hiring Patterns at Federal Agencies Just Prior to a Change in Administration
GAO-01-1147R: Published: Sep 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2001.
GAO reviewed 24 agencies that are covered by the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 to analyze trends in hiring patterns. Generally, GAO did not find any discernable patterns. More than half of the 24 agencies GAO reviewed reported career hiring increases of 10 percent or more between July and December 2000 compared to the same period in 1999. A similar number of agencies, although not nec...
Career Appointments of Political Appointees
GGD-99-182R: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO clarified when it is appropriate for a political appointee to receive a career position in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) according to the applicable law and regulations, provided that proper merit system procedures are followed, it is permissible for a political appointee to receive a career appointment; (2) in fact, regardless of whether or no...
Small Business Administration: Review of Selected Personnel Practices
GGD-99-68: Published: Apr 23, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed events related to personnel reassignments, appointments, and activities at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO noted that: (1) SBA made hundreds of appointments during the 1990s using competitive procedures for career appointments, special noncompetitive hiring authority for the Office of Advocacy, and political appointment procedures for o...
Federal Management and Workforce Issues Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-9(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Federal Management and Workforce issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Federal Management and Workforce Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-9(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Federal Management and Workforce Issues issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Federal Human Resource Management Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-19: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Federal Human Resource Management issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 to 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify and assess alternatives for decentralizing and streamlining federal human resources management; (2) analyze alternative strategies for fundamentally reshaping the public service; (3) determine whether to privatize the services and functions that federal employees currently p...
GAO Labor Products (FY 1990-95)
HEHS-95-73R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its written products on the Department of Labor's (DOL) programs and activities from fiscal year (FY) 1990 to February 1995, focusing on key reports on DOL budget categories, including: (1) the Job Training Partnership Act; (2) transition from school to work; (3) consolidation of multiple employment training programs; (4) dislocated worker assist...