Labor force (51 - 60 of 108 items)
Foreign Assistance: USAID Needs to Improve Its Workforce Planning and Operating Expense Accounting
GAO-03-1171T: Published: Sep 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2003.
USAID oversees humanitarian and economic assistance--an integral part of the U.S. global security strategy--to more than 160 countries. GAO recommended in 1993 that USAID develop a comprehensive workforce plan; however, human capital management continues to be a high-risk area for the agency. GAO was asked to testify on how changes in USAID's workforce over the past 10 years have affected its abil...
Assessment of Public Law 106-303: The Role of Personnel Flexibilities in Strengthening GAO's Human Capital
GAO-03-954SP: Published: Jun 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2003.
Leading public organizations here and abroud have found that strategic human capital management must be the centerpiece of any serious change management initiative and effort to transform the culture of government agancies. GAO is not immune to these challenges facing the federal government. Over the past 3 years, however, we have made considerable progress toward addressing a number of our major...
Tax Administration: Workforce Planning Needs Further Development for IRS's Taxpayer Education and Communication Unit
GAO-03-711: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
Strategic workforce planning helps ensure that agencies have the right people with the right skills in the right positions to carry out the agency mission both in the present and future. The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Taxpayer Education and Communication (TEC) unit within its Small Business and Self- Employed Division assists some 45 million small business and self-employed taxpayers. Given...
Human Capital: OPM Can Better Assist Agencies in Using Personnel Flexibilities
GAO-03-428: Published: May 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2003.
Congressional requesters asked GAO to provide information on actions that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has taken to facilitate the effective use of human capital flexibilities throughout the federal government and what additional actions OPM might take in this regard. These flexibilities represent the policies and practices that an agency has the authority to implement in managing its...
Posthearing Questions Related to Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-03-779R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
On April 8, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Reform, House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs at a hearing on "The Human Capital Challenge: Offering Solutions and Delivering Results". This letter responds to requests...
Federal Procurement: Spending and Workforce Trends
GAO-03-443: Published: Apr 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
The federal government, comprised of more than 60 agencies and nearly 1.7 million civilian workers, acquires most of its goods and services through contracts. Recent changes in what the government buys, its contracting approaches and methods, and its acquisition workforce have combined to create a dynamic acquisition environment. Many of these recent changes enhance contracting efficiency and offe...
DOD Personnel: DOD Comments on GAO's Report on DOD's Civilian Human Capital Strategic Planning
GAO-03-690R: Published: Apr 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2003.
In response to a Congressional request, we issued a report in March 2003 on the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategic planning efforts for civilian personnel at DOD and selected defense components, including the four military services and two defense agencies. In that report we made recommendations to the Secretary of Defense to strengthen civilian human capital planning, including integration w...
DOD Personnel: DOD Actions Needed to Strengthen Civilian Human Capital Strategic Planning and Integration with Military Personnel and Sourcing Decisions
GAO-03-475: Published: Mar 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2003.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian employees play key roles in such areas as defense policy, intelligence, finance, acquisitions, and weapon systems maintenance. Although downsized 38 percent between fiscal years 1989 and 2002, this workforce has taken on greater roles as a result of DOD's restructuring and transformation. Responding to congressional concerns about the quality and quantity...
Human Capital Management: FAA's Reform Effort Requires a More Strategic Approach
GAO-03-156: Published: Feb 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2003.
In 1996, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) undertook a human capital reform effort under one of the most flexible human capital management environments in the federal government, including broad exemptions from title 5 laws governing federal civilian personnel management. GAO was asked (1) to examine the changes FAA initiated in its reform effort, including whether they required an exempti...
Acquisition Workforce: Status of Agency Efforts to Address Future Needs
GAO-03-55: Published: Dec 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2003.
The federal government is dramatically changing the way it purchases goods and services--by relying more on judgment and initiative versus rigid rules to make purchasing decisions. At the same time, agencies are dealing with reductions in the civilian acquisition workforce. GAO was asked to determine what efforts federal civilian agencies are making to address their future acquisition workforce ne...