Civil service (21 - 30 of 127 items)
Federal Personnel Management: OPM Reliance on Agency Oversight of Personnel System Not Fully Justified
GGD-93-24: Published: Dec 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) should rely on agency personnel management evaluations (PME) as the primary method for personnel program effectiveness and compliance oversight.GAO found that: (1) because of reduced staffing levels and resources, OPM increasingly relied on agencies and PME to oversee the civil service...
Personnel Practices: Schedule C and Other Details to the Executive Office of the President
GGD-93-14: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the detailing of executive agency employees by Cabinet-level departments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Executive Office of the President (EOP) agencies, to determine: (1) agency compliance with appropriation act requirements; (2) compliance with reimbursement requirements for details over 180 days in a fiscal year; (3) the extent...
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...
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...
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency: Stronger Actions Needed to Improve Personnel Management
NSIAD-90-259: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) personnel policies and practices, focusing on whether ACDA effectively addressed personnel problems the Department of State's Office of Inspector General and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) identified in 1989.GAO found that ACDA did not: (1) conduct a comprehensive review of personnel...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
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...
Personnel Practices: The Department of Energy's Use of Schedule C Appointment Authority
GGD-90-61: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number of Schedule C employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs.GAO found that, although DOE complied with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and guidelines in establishing 19 permanent Schedule C positions for the two offices,...
Personnel Practices: Questionable Personnel Practices at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
GGD-90-43: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the personnel policies and actions of the former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).GAO compared the number of special assistant, confidential assistant, and senior executive positions created during the former director's tenure and found that the former director: (1) created twice the number of those positions as his immediate predece...