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Human Capital: A Self-Assessment Checklist for Agency Leaders
GGD-99-179: Published: Sep 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1999.
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...
Personnel Practices: Improper Personnel Actions on Selected CPSC Appointments
GGD-97-131: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated alleged improper personnel activities at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), focusing on: (1) whether the appointments of six individuals who were the subjects of the allegations were made in accordance with merit system principles and applicable rules and regulations; and (2) the number of appointments that CPSC had made at advanced...
Hispanic Employment: Best Practices Used by Selected Agencies and Companies
GGD-97-46R: Published: Mar 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
GAO provided information on the experiences of 37 federal units and 3 private sector companies in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Hispanic employees, including what significant barriers the organizations overcame in seeking to increase their Hispanic representation.GAO noted that: (1) the employment practices that were reported by the federal units and private sector companies GAO surveyed essen...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-94-157: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) since 1991, OPM has made significant improvements in federal human resource management; (2) in response to the 1991 recommendations, OPM provided g...
Indian Health Service: Efforts to Recruit Health Care Professionals
HEHS-94-180FS: Published: Jul 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Indian Health Service's (IHS) employment practices, focusing on: (1) whether differences exist in the salary schedules within the various IHS service areas; (2) the effectiveness of current manpower recruitment programs in the Aberdeen, South Dakota, service area; and (3) IHS and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) processes for determinin...
Federal Hiring: Testing for Entry-Level Administrative Positions Falls Short of Expectations
GGD-94-103: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which ACWA is used in relation to other hiring methods; (2) federal agencies' perceptions about ACWA program effectiveness; and (3) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans to change the ACWA program as a result of its low usage rate.GAO found that:...
Federal Personnel: Review of Evaluation of Personnel Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-91-93: Published: May 14, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) contractor's evaluation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project to hire and retain capable employees.GAO found that the evaluation of the NIST project's first 2 years was not sound, since: (1) although the contractor's proposed evaluation...
The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-90-103: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on key issues affecting the federal public service as identified from 93 reports and testimonies GAO issued in fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that deficiencies and problems within government programs and services continue because of the federal government's inability to consistently: (1) ensure a high-quality work force and improve its effect...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Need for Improved Workforce Planning
RCED-90-97: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) personnel management, focusing on the effectiveness of its workforce planning efforts.GAO found that: (1) USDA was experiencing problems in recruiting, training, and managing its personnel, primarily because it lacked an effective strategy for determining and meeting workforce needs; (2) USDA needed a departmental recruiting program to avoid intr...
Federal Workforce: Temporary Appointments and Extensions in Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-89-15: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) delegated authority to expand and extend hiring of temporary employees, focusing on the: (1) appropriateness of agencies' appointments and extensions of temporary employees and compliance with administrative procedures; (2) OPM and agencies' monitoring approach; and (...