Personnel management (11 - 20 of 97 items)
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Acquisition Management: Waivers to Workforce Training, Education, and Experience Requirements
NSIAD-95-88: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's waiver provisions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal year (FY) 1994, the military services and DOD agencies granted a total of 63 waivers (50 from the military services and 13 from DOD agencies) to 59 individuals not meeting the education, trainin...
DOD Acquisition: Fiscal Year 1993 Waivers to Acquisition Workforce Requirements
NSIAD-94-92: Published: Feb 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the waiver provisions of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) the military services granted 30 waivers for 26 program managers during fiscal year (FY) 1993; (2) the military services granted 10 waivers for individuals who lacked the required program management cour...
VRA Appointments For On-call Positions
GGD-94-31R: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Vietnam veterans' allegations that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) withheld certain rights and entitlements due them as recipients of veterans readjustment appointments (VRA). GAO found that: (1) the veterans' VRA rights and entitlements were not denied; (2) although positions filled through VRA appointments usually lead to permanent full-time p...
Defense Civilian Downsizing: Challenges Remain Even With Availability of Financial Separation Incentives
NSIAD-93-194: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update on: (1) the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian work force reductions; (2) some of the problems and consequences resulting from DOD civilian downsizing; and (3) a preliminary assessment of DOD initial use of financial separation incentives.GAO found that: (1) DOD has reduced its civilian work force by 127,000 positions; (...
Administrative Due Process: Denials and Revocations of Security Clearances and Access to Special Programs
T-NSIAD-93-14: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
GAO discussed the administrative due process procedures that are in place for individuals who are denied security clearances and access to special programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), and State do not require that individuals be formally notified when their access or clearances are suspended; (2) DOE considers suspensions to be the first step in its adminis...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...
Acquisition Management: Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements
NSIAD-93-128: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's provisions for waiving qualification requirements for acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD issued 33 waivers during fiscal year 1992, of which 30 were due to the individuals not having completed a required program management course or...
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...
Defense Force Management: Expanded Focus in Monitoring Civilian Force Reductions Is Needed
T-NSIAD-92-19: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed its views on the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of civilian force reductions, focusing on: (1) the accuracy and completeness of the DOD 5-year master plan; and (2) whether the plan provided an adequate baseline for monitoring force reductions involving commercial and industrial workers. GAO noted that: (1) by the end of fiscal year (FY) 1997, DOD expects to reduce its total...