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Human Capital: Implementing an Effective Workforce Strategy Would Help EPA to Achieve Its Strategic Goals
GAO-01-812: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2001.
During the last decade, as most federal agencies downsized, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) workforce grew by about 18 percent. Much of this growth occurred in EPA's 10 regional offices, which carry out most of the agency's efforts to encourage industry compliance with environmental regulations. Currently, EPA's workforce of 17,000 individuals includes scientists, engineers, lawyers, e...
Human Capital: Building the Information Technology Workforce to Achieve Results
GAO-01-1007T: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
This testimony discusses the federal government's strategic human capital management challenges, particularly in the information technology (IT) area. No management issue facing federal agencies could be more critical to the nation than their approach to attracting, retaining, and motivating people. Having enough people with the right mix of knowledge and skills will make the difference between su...
Human Capital: Taking Steps to Meet Current and Emerging Human Capital Challenges
GAO-01-965T: Published: Jul 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
This testimony discusses GAO's three-stage approach for addressing the federal government's human capital challenges. First, agencies must take all administrative steps available to them under current laws and regulations to manage their people for results. While much of what agencies need to accomplish these steps is already available to them, they will need the sustained commitment from top mana...
National Science Foundation: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-758: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance report plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act. Specifically, GAO discusses NSF's progress in addressing several key outcomes that are important to NSF's mission. NSF reported that it made substantial progress in achieving its key outcomes. Although t...
Human Capital: Major Human Capital Challenges at the Departments of Defense and State
GAO-01-565T: Published: Mar 29, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2001.
This testimony discusses the human capital issues facing the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State. The issues confronting the two agencies do not fundamentally differ from those facing other federal agencies. In the wake of extensive downsizing during the last decade, agency workforces are experiencing significant imbalances in terms of shape, skills, and retirement eligibility,...
IRS Telephone Assistance: Opportunities to Improve Human Capital Management
GAO-01-144: Published: Jan 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2001.
Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines the staffing level for its toll-free telephone customer service operations. GAO found that IRS lacks a long-term telephone customer service goal that reflects the needs of taxpayers and the costs and benefits of meeting that goal. Rather, IRS annually determines the level of funding it will seek for its customer service workforce, using its...
Human Capital: Meeting the Governmentwide High-Risk Challenge
GAO-01-357T: Published: Feb 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2001.
People are the federal government's most valuable asset in managing for results. The importance of human capital is underscored by the many links GAO has identified between agencies' human capital shortfalls and the programmatic challenges. A consensus has yet to emerge on broad-based federal human capital legislative reform. However, even in the absence of fundamental legislative reform, federal...
Customer Service: Human Capital Management at Selected Public and Private Call Centers
GGD-00-161: Published: Aug 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed strategies for managing human capital management at selected public and private call centers, focusing on: (1) whether they identify human capital needs as part of developing management strategies and practices to meet missions and goals; (2) implement human capital strategies and practices; and (3) evaluating human capital strategies and practices...
Human Capital: A Self-Assessment Checklist for Agency Leaders
OCG-00-14G: Published: Sep 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2000.
GAO published a self-assessment checklist to assist agency leaders in designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective human capital strategy. GAO's approach to self assessment: (1) emphasizes investment in enhancing the value of individual employees and of the agency workforce as a whole; and (2) asks whether the agency has established and clearly defined and communicated a shared vision and...
Space Shuttle: Human Capital and Safety Upgrade Challenges Require Continued Attention
NSIAD/GGD-00-186: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the workforce and safety issues facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its shuttle program, focusing on the: (1) impact of workforce reductions on the shuttle program; (2) challenges NASA faces in addressing workforce issues; and (3) status of planned shuttle safety and supportability upgrades.GAO noted that: (1) severa...