Human capital management (71 - 80 of 84 items)
Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-375: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The changing security environment and the increasing globalization of the U.S. economy have significantly increased the need for federal employees with foreign language skills. GAO reviewed in detail the operations of the following four agencies: the Army, the State Department, the Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These four...
Securities And Exchange Commission: Human Capital Challenges Require Management Attention
GAO-01-947: Published: Sep 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2001.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) human capital management practices have been shaped largely by a growing staffing crisis that threatens to undermine the agency's ability to carry out its mission. GAO surveyed current and former SEC attorneys, accountants, and examiners to determine what factors influenced turnover, satisfaction, and morale among SEC staff. GAO found that inade...
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...
Human Capital: Implementing an Effective Workforce Strategy Would Help EPA to Achieve Its Strategic Goals
GAO-01-812: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2001.
During the last decade, as most federal agencies downsized, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) workforce grew by about 18 percent. Much of this growth occurred in EPA's 10 regional offices, which carry out most of the agency's efforts to encourage industry compliance with environmental regulations. Currently, EPA's workforce of 17,000 individuals includes scientists, engineers, lawyers, e...
National Science Foundation: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-758: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance report plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act. Specifically, GAO discusses NSF's progress in addressing several key outcomes that are important to NSF's mission. NSF reported that it made substantial progress in achieving its key outcomes. Although t...
Federal Employee Retirements: Expected Increase Over the Next 5 Years Illustrates Need for Workforce Planning
GAO-01-509: Published: Apr 27, 2001. Publicly Released: May 4, 2001.
If the federal government is to effectively manage the tasks and programs assigned to it through legislation, it must have a sufficient and qualified workforce. One important element that agencies must consider in their workforce planning is the number and kinds of employees who will retire during the next five years. GAO projects that the number of employees retiring will be roughly equivalent to...
Human Capital: Managing Human Capital in the 21st Century
T-GGD-00-77: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways to improve the federal government's approach to managing its people.GAO noted that: (1) federal employees should be viewed not as costs to be cut but as assets to be appreciated; (2) strategic human capital management recognizes that employees are a critical asset for success, and that an organization's human capital policies and practices mu...
Fair Labor Standards Act: White-Collar Exemptions in the Modern Work Place
HEHS-99-164: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on employer compliance with the white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), focusing on: (1) how many employees are covered by the white-collar exemptions and how the demographic characteristics of these employees have changed in recent years; (2) how the statutory and regulatory requirements have changed since th...
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...
Buyouts at the Department of Education
GGD-94-197R: Published: Aug 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's implementation of voluntary separation incentives, or buyouts, focusing on whether the buyouts met the requirements and purpose of the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) Education's use of buyouts during April and May 1994 complied with the act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) gui...