Human capital (81 - 90 of 111 items)
Military Personnel: Oversight Process Needed to Help Maintain Momentum of DOD's Strategic Human Capital Planning
GAO-03-237: Published: Dec 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has, in the past, lacked a strategic approach to human capital management. In April 2002, DOD issued two human capital strategic plans for military personnel. One plan addresses military personnel management and policies; the second addresses quality of life issues affecting service members and their families. As a follow-on to its recent work on benefits for milita...
Human Capital Legislative Proposals to NASA's Fiscal Year 2003 Authorization Bill
GAO-03-264R: Published: Nov 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2002.
GAO reviewed several issues relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) workforce and management challenges. These issues are associated with NASA's proposed legislative provisions for additional flexibilities and authorities to help it address its human capital challenge. GAO found that agencies must ensure that their strategic human capital plans are results-oriented a...
Human Capital Flexibilities
GAO-02-1050R: Published: Aug 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2002.
GAO discussed human capital flexibilities as they relate to the specific authorities granted to GAO through legislation enacted in 1980 and 2000. The GAO Personnel Act of 1980 implemented a broad banded pay-for-performance system for GAO analysts and specialists and certain special Comptroller General appointment authorities that were granted by Congress. The October 2000 Personnel Flexibilities A...
HUD Human Capital Management: Comprehensive Strategic Workforce Planning Needed
GAO-02-839: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
Looming retirements during the next 5 years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have brought the need for workforce planning to the forefront. HUD has done some workforce planning and has determined how many staff it needs to meet its current workload, but it does not have a comprehensive strategic workforce plan to guide its recruiting, hiring, and other key human capital eff...
NASA Management Challenges: Human Capital and Other Critical Areas Need to be Addressed
GAO-02-945T: Published: Jul 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2002.
This testimony discusses management challenges and program risks that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) faces in maintaining a skilled workforce, controlling costs, and providing effective oversight for important projects. NASA is taking on a major transformation aimed at eliminating stovepipes; becoming more integrated and results oriented; and reducing risks while working...
Managing for Results: Using Strategic Human Capital Management to Drive Transformational Change
GAO-02-940T: Published: Jul 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2002.
Strategic human capital management is critical to maximizing government's performance and ensuring its accountability for the benefit of the American people. The early years of the 21st century are proving to be a period of profound transition being driven by several key trends, including global interdependence; diverse, diffuse, and asymmetrical security threats; rapidly evolving science and tech...
Post-Hearing Questions Related to Federal Human Capital Issues
GAO-02-719R: Published: May 10, 2002. Publicly Released: May 10, 2002.
This letter answers several questions that arose from a recent GAO testimony (GAO-02-528T) on human capital management. GAO discusses (1) early retirement and early separation incentives, (2) expanded management flexibilities, (3) federal financial management, (4) hiring processes, (5) what federal managers must do to motivate and empower their employees, and (6) what the federal government must d...
Human Capital: Major Human Capital Challenges at SEC and Key Trade Agencies
GAO-02-662T: Published: Apr 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2002.
In addition to protecting investors and the integrity of the securities market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with the Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and the Department of Agriculture, monitors and enforces the nation's trade agreements. Markets have become more complex, global, and technology-driven. At the same time SEC's workloa...
A Model of Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-02-373SP: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
GAO released an exposure draft on its Model of Strategic Human Capital Management, which is intended to help federal agency leaders better manage their organizations' most important asset--their people. The model is designed to help agency leaders effectively use their people, or human capital, and determine how well they integrate human capital considerations into daily decision-making and planni...
Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-375: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The changing security environment and the increasing globalization of the U.S. economy have significantly increased the need for federal employees with foreign language skills. GAO reviewed in detail the operations of the following four agencies: the Army, the State Department, the Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These four...