Performance measures (81 - 90 of 93 items)
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...
Congressional Oversight: Challenges for the 21st Century
T-OCG-00-11: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the importance of congressional oversight and the challenges that face the 21st century.GAO noted that: (1) future fiscal challenges call for prudent stewardship of the national government to ensure delivery of the services that Americans need versus what they want, and considering what the government can collectively afford; (2) this affordabilit...
Small Business Administration: Steps Taken to Better Manage Its Human Capital, but More Needs to Be Done
T-GGD/AIMD-00-256: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to identify its current and future workforce needs, budget for them and manage them strategically.GAO noted that: (1) designing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital strategies will be critical for agencies to maximize their performance; (2) agencies need a strategic approach to ma...
DOD Personnel: Weaknesses in Security Investigation Program Are Being Addressed
T-NSIAD-00-148: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Defense Security Service's (DSS) personnel security investigation program, focusing on: (1) how decisions to grant or deny security clearances to Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors are made; (2) key findings from GAO's October 1999 report; and (3) DOD's actions on GAO's recommendations.GAO noted that: (1) DOD uses a two-part...
Human Capital: Observations on EPA's Efforts to Implement a Workforce Planning Strategy
T-RCED-00-129: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to determine the workforce it needs to meet its strategic goals and objectives, focusing on: (1) how EPA determines the number of employees and competencies needed to carry out its strategic goals and objectives; and (2) what actions, if any, EPA is taking to improve its workf...
Human Capital: Strategic Approach Should Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Management
T-GGD/NSIAD-00-120: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed civilian personnel downsizing in the Department of Defense (DOD) and a framework that could be useful for approaching its human capital management challenges in the future.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has undergone a very significant downsizing of its civilian workforce; (2) this downsizing is expected to continue through the first half of this decade,...
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...
Agency Performance Plans: Examples of Practices That Can Improve Usefulness to Decisionmakers
GGD/AIMD-99-69: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified and described practices that were applied in some federal agencies' 1999 performance plans that might, if consistently applied, improve the usefulness of all agencies' annual performance plans; and (2) provided examples from agencies' fiscal year 1999 performance plans that illustrate each practice.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to improv...
Review of Management Issues at the African Development Foundation
NSIAD-98-247R: Published: Sep 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on management improvements at the African Development Foundation (ADF) focusing on: (1) the development of its operating budget; (2) the development of its strategic plans and performance measures; and (3) ADF's role in relation to other U.S. foreign assistance activities in Africa.GAO noted that: (1) ADF has taken a number of actions t...
Federal Downsizing: Agency Officials' Views on Maintaining Performance During Downsizing at Selected Agencies
GGD-98-46: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of the Interior, the General Services Administration (GSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to obtain information on the effects downsizing has had on their performance and what actions were taken to maintain...