Personnel management (31 - 40 of 185 items)
Human Capital: Additional Collaboration Between OPM and Agencies Is Key to Improved Federal Hiring
GAO-04-797: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
Improving the federal hiring process is critical given the increasing number of new hires expected in the next few years. Congress asked GAO to report on the (1) status of recent efforts to help improve the federal hiring process and (2) extent to which federal agencies are using two new hiring flexibilities--category rating and direct-hire authority. Category rating permits an agency to select an...
FBI Transformation: Human Capital Strategies May Assist the FBI in Its Commitment to Address Its Top Priorities
GAO-04-817T: Published: Jun 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2004.
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks precipitated a shift in how the FBI uses its investigative and intelligence resources to prevent future terrorist incidents. The attacks led to the FBI's commitment to transform and reorganize itself. Today's testimony discusses (1) the FBI's progress in transforming to focus on counterterrorism and intelligence-related priorities, (2) competition the FBI...
Additional Posthearing Questions Related to Proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-617R: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2004.
On February 25, 2004, Congress heard testimony at a hearing entitled "The Key to Homeland Security: The New Human Resources System." This report responds to additional questions posed by Senator Akaka and Senator Lautenberg.Members of the internal appeals panel are appointed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary for 3-year terms and may be removed by the Secretary "only for ineffi...
Posthearing Questions Related to Proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-570R: Published: Mar 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2004.
GAO testified before Congress and answered posthearing questions regarding "The Key to Homeland Security: The New Human Resources System."We have proposed an initial list of safeguards for the personnel system at the Department of Defense based on our extensive body of work looking at the performance management practices used by leading public sector organizations both in the United States and in...
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...
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...
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...