Personnel management (1 - 10 of 97 items)
Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force and Army Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces
GAO-17-53: Published: Jan 31, 2017. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2017.
The Air Force and the Army have not fully applied four of the five key principles for effective strategic human capital planning for managing pilots of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are important for resolving the Air Force's pilot shortages and the Army's training shortfalls (see table below). Consistent with the first principle, the Air Force involved top senior leaders, UAS pilots, and sta...
Defense Acquisition Workforce: Actions Needed to Guide Planning Efforts and Improve Workforce Capability
GAO-16-80: Published: Dec 14, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2015.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has increased the size of its acquisition workforce from about 126,000 in September 2008 to about 153,000 in March 2015. The growth was accomplished by hiring additional civilian personnel, insourcing work previously performed by contractors, adding more military personnel, and re-categorizing existing positions. However, 6 of the 13 acquisition career fields, inclu...
DOD Civilian Personnel: Competency Gap Analyses and Other Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Strategic Workforce Plans
GAO-11-827T: Published: Jul 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2011.
Since 2001, strategic human capital management for federal agencies has been on GAO's high-risk list. Although some progress has been made, GAO reported in February 2011 that the area remains on the high-risk list because of the need for agencies, including DOD, to address current and emerging skill gaps that are undermining their ability to fulfill their missions. The Department of Defense (DOD)...
Special Operations Forces: Several Human Capital Challenges Must Be Addressed to Meet Expanded Role
GAO-06-812: Published: Jul 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
Since the Global War on Terrorism, the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to expand the role of the United States Special Operations Command (Command) and its forces. In response, the Command has transformed its headquarters to coordinate counterterrorism activities, and DOD has increased funding and the number of special operations forces positions. Given the expanded mission, it is crit...
Conversions of Selected Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions at Departments and Certain Agencies
GAO-05-584R: Published: Jun 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a "conversion" occurs whenever an employee changes from one personnel "status" or "service" to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. There are many kinds of conversions. This report focuses on one type of conversion, i.e., employees converting from noncareer to career positions. Conversions of individuals f...
Defense Space Activities: Additional Actions Needed to Implement Human Capital Strategy and Develop Space Personnel
GAO-04-697: Published: Aug 11, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on space for many critical capabilities, and its continued success in space operations depends on having sufficient space-qualified personnel. Space-qualified personnel are needed to develop technology, doctrine, and concepts and operate complex systems. In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Congress required DOD to develop a strateg...
DOD Personnel: Documentation of the Army's Civilian Workforce-Planning Model Needed to Enhance Credibility
GAO-03-1046: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
Between fiscal years 1989 and 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) reduced its civilian workforce by about 38 percent, with little attention to shaping or specifically sizing this workforce for the future. As a result, the civilian workforce is imbalanced in terms of the shape, skills, and experience needed by the department. DOD is taking steps to transform its civilian workforce. To assist with...
Acquisition Workforce: Agencies Need to Better Define and Track the Training of Their Employees
GAO-02-737: Published: Jul 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2002.
GAO's continuing reviews of the acquisition workforce, focusing on the Department of Defense (DOD); the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Energy, and Health and Human Services; the General Services Administration; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, indicate that some of the government's largest procurement operations are not run...
Defense Maintenance: Sustaining Readiness Support Capabilities Requires a Comprehensive Plan
GAO-01-533T: Published: Mar 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2001.
In addition to the end of the Cold War and the resulting military force structure downsizing, three events have shaped the depot maintenance environment. First, the base realignment and closure process has reduced DOD's Cold War era infrastructure from 38 military depots to 19. Second, as recommended in various studies, DOD has increasingly relied on defense contractors for depot maintenance and r...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-178R: Published: Sep 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Navy's personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) in connection with GAO's recent review of the personnel practices of the Small Business Administration (SBA), GAO found that several agencies, including the Navy, had detailed employees to SBA on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an Interagency Agreement signed by officials...