Civil service (1 - 10 of 27 items)
Senior Executive Service: Opinions About the Federal Work Environment
GGD-92-63: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the working relationships between career executives and political appointees within the Senior Executive Service, focusing on whether changes or improvements were necessary.GAO found that: (1) in general, career executives and political appointees had similar opinions and were satisfied with many aspects of their work environment; (2) aspects that...
Federal Recruiting: College Placement Officials' Views of the Government's Campus Outreach Efforts
GGD-92-48BR: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the results of a survey of federal agency recruiting activities at selected colleges and universities.GAO found that: (1) 35 placement officials reported that graduating seniors were either very or generally interested in meeting with federal recruiters; (2) 5 of those 35 placement officials added that some students were only interes...
The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-90-103: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on key issues affecting the federal public service as identified from 93 reports and testimonies GAO issued in fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that deficiencies and problems within government programs and services continue because of the federal government's inability to consistently: (1) ensure a high-quality work force and improve its effect...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Contract for Operating Oceanographic Ships
NSIAD-90-151: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with the Service Contract Act in awarding a contract for the operation of 10 oceanographic ships; and (2) former MSC employees improperly influenced the award.GAO found that: (1) MSC properly notified prospective contractors that the Service Contract Act would be applied to all ship operating contracts and required offerers to q...
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...
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...
Senior Executive Service: Implementation of the Navy's Program To Rotate Career SES Members
GGD-88-4: Published: Oct 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Navy's implementation of its Senior Executive Service (SES) rotation program.GAO found that the: (1) program requires the Navy to rotate SES employees after they have held a position for 5 years; (2) Navy granted 30 permanent exemptions and 10 temporary waivers from mandatory rotation in view of unique skills, program needs, or personal cir...
Blue-Collar Workers: Appraisal Systems Are in Place, But Basic Refinements Are Needed
GGD-87-72: Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
GAO evaluated how the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Veterans Administration (VA) have implemented performance appraisal systems for federal wage system, or blue-collar, employees.GAO reviewed 84 performance plans applicable to 5,843 employees and found that 54 contained standards that were not clear, did not distinguish among all levels of performance, or were based on uncontrollable exte...
Progress Report on Federal Executive Development Programs
GGD-84-92: Published: Aug 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive development programs for Senior Executive Service (SES) members, focusing on: (1) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is fulfilling its program oversight responsibilities; and (2) how agencies are carrying out executive development programs.GAO found that OPM and the agencies that were evaluated have established and are operating...
Federal White-Collar Special Rate Program
GGD-84-54: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the special rate program for federal white-collar positions.Presently, about 2.6 percent of the federal white-collar work force under the General Schedule pay system are authorized rates of pay higher than the statutory pay rates. Although the number of positions with special rates increased from about 8,000 in fiscal year (FY) 1977 to 34,000 i...