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Human Capital: A Guide for Assessing Strategic Training and Development Efforts in the Federal Government (Supersedes GAO-03-893G)
GAO-04-546G: Published: Mar 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2004.
This publication supersedes GAO-03-893G, Human Capital: A Guide for Assessing Strategic Training and Development Efforts in the Federal Government (Exposure Draft), July 2003. As part of our ongoing review of agencies' efforts to address their human capital challenges, we saw the need for a framework to serve as a flexible and useful guide in assessing how agencies plan, design, implement, and eva...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-479T: Published: Feb 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) almost one year ago represents an historic moment for the federal government to fundamentally transform how the nation will protect itself from terrorism. DHS is continuing to transform and integrate a disparate group of agencies with multiple missions, values, and cultures into a strong and effective cabinet department. Together with this...
Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency Leadership Taking Steps to Improve Management and Planning, but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-219: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
The scope of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved since 1946 from a focus on communicable diseases, like malaria, to a wide and complex range of public health responsibilities. The agency's Office of the Director (OD) faces considerable management challenges to ensure that during public health crises the agency's nonemergency but important public health work con...
Social Security Administration: Strategic Workforce Planning Needed to Address Human Capital Challenges Facing the Disability Determination Services
GAO-04-121: Published: Jan 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2004.
SSA oversees and fully funds primarily state-operated DDSs that determine whether applicants are eligible for disability benefits. The disability examiners employed by the DDSs play a key role in determining benefit eligibility. This report examines (1) the challenges the DDSs face today in retaining and recruiting examiners and enhancing their expertise; (2) the extent to which the DDSs engage in...
Posthearing Questions Related to Government Organization
GAO-04-365R: Published: Jan 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2004.
On September 17, GAO testified before Congress at the Human Capital Planning: Exploring the National Commission on the Public Service's Recommendations for Reorganizing the Federal Government hearing. This report provides answers to follow-up questions from the hearing.Executive reorganization authority can facilitate certain reorganizations and has been granted in the past year. However, the natu...
Human Capital: Key Principles for Effective Strategic Workforce Planning
GAO-04-39: Published: Dec 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2003.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition and faces an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Effective results-oriented management of the government's most valued resource--its people--is at the heart of this transition. This report is part of a large body of GAO work examining issues in strat...
Human Capital: Significant Challenges Confront U.S. Trade Agencies
GAO-04-301T: Published: Dec 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2003.
Recent developments in global trade have created human capital challenges for U.S. trade agencies. At least 17 federal agencies, with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as the lead, negotiate, monitor, or enforce trade agreements and laws. These agencies' strategies for effectively aligning their current and emerging needs in handling international trade functions and their human c...
Government Printing Office: Advancing GPO's Transformation Effort through Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-04-85: Published: Oct 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2003.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has undertaken the task of transforming itself in response to pressing fiscal and other realities in the 21st century. This report focuses on actions GPO's leaders can take to advance its transformation efforts through strategic human capital management and is a part of GAO's response to a congressional request that GAO conduct a general management review of GP...
Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over
GAO-04-123T: Published: Oct 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
The federal government faces large losses in its Senior Executive Service (SES), primarily through retirement but also because of other normal attrition. This presents the government with substantial challenges to ensuring an able management cadre and also provides opportunities to affect the composition of the SES. In a January 2003 report, GAO-03-34, GAO estimated the number of SES members who w...