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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...
Human Capital: Building the Information Technology Workforce to Achieve Results
GAO-01-1007T: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
This testimony discusses the federal government's strategic human capital management challenges, particularly in the information technology (IT) area. No management issue facing federal agencies could be more critical to the nation than their approach to attracting, retaining, and motivating people. Having enough people with the right mix of knowledge and skills will make the difference between su...
Space Shuttle: Human Capital and Safety Upgrade Challenges Require Continued Attention
NSIAD/GGD-00-186: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the workforce and safety issues facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its shuttle program, focusing on the: (1) impact of workforce reductions on the shuttle program; (2) challenges NASA faces in addressing workforce issues; and (3) status of planned shuttle safety and supportability upgrades.GAO noted that: (1) severa...
Small Business Administration: Steps Taken to Better Manage Its Human Capital, but More Needs to Be Done
T-GGD/AIMD-00-256: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to identify its current and future workforce needs, budget for them and manage them strategically.GAO noted that: (1) designing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital strategies will be critical for agencies to maximize their performance; (2) agencies need a strategic approach to ma...
Human Capital: Observations on EPA's Efforts to Implement a Workforce Planning Strategy
T-RCED-00-129: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to determine the workforce it needs to meet its strategic goals and objectives, focusing on: (1) how EPA determines the number of employees and competencies needed to carry out its strategic goals and objectives; and (2) what actions, if any, EPA is taking to improve its workf...
Workforce Profile at SSA Baltimore
GGD-96-80R: Published: Apr 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of African-American employees at the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baltimore, Maryland, area operations. GAO noted that: (1) in September 1994, African-Americans constituted nearly 44 percent of the workforce in the Baltimore SSA operations, which was about 0.8 percent lower than in September 1989; (2) African-Ame...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-94-157: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) since 1991, OPM has made significant improvements in federal human resource management; (2) in response to the 1991 recommendations, OPM provided g...
The Public Service
OCG-93-7TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the need to acquire and retain a competent and motivated federal work force.GAO noted that: (1) to attract and retain a high-quality work force, the government must sustain the initiatives begun in the last 4 years and respond to other emerging issues; (2) federal managers do not always have the flexibility, systems, or process...
Equal Employment: Minority Representation at USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
GGD-91-31BR: Published: Mar 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) equal employment opportunity (EEO) upward mobility program (UMP) and merit promotion process, focusing on: (1) NASS compliance with its merit plan promotion requirements; (2) the extent to which NASS employees filed discrimination complaints regarding UMP; (3) NASS ef...
Workforce Issues: Employment Practices in Selected Large Private Companies
GGD-91-47: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO presented the results of a survey of 83 private companies regarding employment practices, focusing on: (1) recruiting and hiring practices; (2) benefit programs; (3) pay practices; and (4) programs to attract and retain employees.GAO found that: (1) campus recruiting was the dominant recruiting method for officials, managers, and professional positions, and newspaper advertisements received th...