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An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
Evaluating a Performance Measurement System--A Guide for the Congress and Federal Agencies
FGMSD-80-57: Published: May 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1980.
GAO was asked to develop a tool to evaluate productivity measurement systems which could be used to assess agency measurement systems objectives, measures of efficiency and effectiveness, and reporting mechanisms. Performance measurement systems are a valuable management tool; however, they must be used or the systems are of little value. Measurement systems are not being used by Federal agencies...
Federal Agencies Should Use Good Measures of Performance To Hold Managers Accountable
FPCD-78-26: Published: Nov 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1978.
Congress, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and others have expressed concern about the need to hold federal government managers accountable for the efficient use of people and other resources. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was enacted to make broad improvements in the civil service system, but the act cannot be fully effective unless agencies implement it with performance measurement sys...
Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules in Federal Agencies
106881: Aug 21, 1978
S. 517 would authorize employees and agencies to experiment with flexible and compressed work schedules. The most common compressed work schedule found among 33 non-Federal organizations contacted by GAO was the 4-day, 40-hour workweek. Advantages noted for compressed schedules were increased productivity, better employee morale, and reduced short-term leave use. Disadvantages reported were fatigu...