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Small Business Administration: Steps Taken to Better Manage Its Human Capital, but More Needs to Be Done
T-GGD/AIMD-00-256: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to identify its current and future workforce needs, budget for them and manage them strategically.GAO noted that: (1) designing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital strategies will be critical for agencies to maximize their performance; (2) agencies need a strategic approach to ma...
Human Capital: Observations on EPA's Efforts to Implement a Workforce Planning Strategy
T-RCED-00-129: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to determine the workforce it needs to meet its strategic goals and objectives, focusing on: (1) how EPA determines the number of employees and competencies needed to carry out its strategic goals and objectives; and (2) what actions, if any, EPA is taking to improve its workf...
Space Shuttle: Human Capital Challenges Require Management Attention
T-NSIAD-00-133: Published: Mar 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the human capital challenges facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space shuttle program, focusing on: (1) the results of studies on the impact of workforce reductions; (2) NASA's actions following these workforce assessments; (3) challenges NASA faces in the anticipated heavy workload imposed by the International Space...
Human Capital: Managing Human Capital in the 21st Century
T-GGD-00-77: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways to improve the federal government's approach to managing its people.GAO noted that: (1) federal employees should be viewed not as costs to be cut but as assets to be appreciated; (2) strategic human capital management recognizes that employees are a critical asset for success, and that an organization's human capital policies and practices mu...
Human Capital: Strategic Approach Should Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Management
T-GGD/NSIAD-00-120: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed civilian personnel downsizing in the Department of Defense (DOD) and a framework that could be useful for approaching its human capital management challenges in the future.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has undergone a very significant downsizing of its civilian workforce; (2) this downsizing is expected to continue through the first half of this decade,...
Coast Guard Workforce Mix: Phased-In Conversion of Some Support Officer Positions Would Produce Savings
RCED-00-60: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Coast Guard's phased-in conversion of some support officer positions, focusing on: (1) how the Coast Guard's current workforce mix compares with the workforce mix of other military services and how the workforce mix has changed since 1991; (2) how many military commissioned officer positions in administrative and support function...
Human Capital: Key Principles From Nine Private Sector Organizations
GGD-00-28: Published: Jan 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the private sector's key principles for strategically and effectively managing their human capital to provide federal agencies with information and examples to help them improve their human capital management.GAO noted that: (1) each of the 9 private sector organizations that GAO reviewed implemented human capital strategies and practices that we...
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...
Human Capital: A Self-Assessment Checklist for Agency Leaders
GGD-99-179: Published: Sep 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1999.
GAO published a self-assessment checklist to assist agency leaders in designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective human capital strategy. GAO's approach to self-assessment: (1) emphasizes investment in enhancing the value of individual employees and of the agency workforce as a whole; and (2) asks whether the agency has established and clearly defined and communicated a shared vision and...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-172R: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) several agencies, including EPA, had detailed employees to the Small Business Administration (SBA) on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an interagency agreement signed by officials of SBA and EPA, an employee from EPA was detailed to SBA on...