Civil service (51 - 60 of 127 items)
Personnel Practices: Employee Allegations Concerning OSHA Personnel Practices
HRD-87-5: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) personnel practices to identify any: (1) alleged official actions that could adversely affect OSHA operations; and (2) weakening in the promulgation and enforcement of OSHA health and safety standards.GAO found that: (1) 97 of the 124 allegations it reviewed did...
Personnel Practices: Legality of Political Appointments at the Bureau of Land Management
GGD-87-21BR: Published: Nov 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the legality of political appointments at the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), specifically: (1) certain Land Policy and Management Act provisions; (2) the number of such appointments in recent years; and (3) background information on the current political appointees.GAO found that: (1) BLM political seni...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies With a Senior Executive Service Rotation Program
GGD-87-22FS: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which executive branch agencies have either established or plan to establish job rotation programs for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).GAO contacted 63 agencies that had at least one career SES member as of March 31, 1986, and found that: (1) the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Environmental Protection...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
Senior Executive Service: Investigating Distinguished Rank Award Nominees
GGD-86-86BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) policy of charging agencies a fee to investigate senior executives agencies nominate for a distinguished rank award under the Presidential Rank Awards Program.GAO noted that up to 6 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) executives may receive rank awards each year. GAO found that OPM: (1...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...
Evaluation of Proposals To Alter the Structure of the Senior Executive Service
GGD-86-14: Published: Oct 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined proposals to alter the Senior Executive Service (SES) and reviewed data concerning perceived problems with the program. SES covers executive branch employees who formerly were classified as General Schedule 16, 17, and 18 and political appointees at levels IV and V who do not require Senate confirmation.GAO reviewed proposals for altering the SE...
Benefit Practices for Permanent and Temporary Federal Employees
GGD-85-54: Published: Jun 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the benefits available to permanent and temporary federal employees; (2) the additional cost to the government if temporary employees received the same benefits as permanent employees; and (3) whether temporary employees are working recurring workperiods at the Forest Service's Northern Region.GAO found that: (1) generally, permanent employees...
Appointments to Professional and Administrative Career Positions
GGD-85-18: Published: Dec 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on appointments made to entry level professional and administrative career (PAC) positions before and after abolition of the the Professional and Administrative Career Examination (PACE), which was abolished in order to eliminate an adverse impact in the hiring of blacks and hispanics.While the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ha...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...