Human capital management (11 - 20 of 42 items)
Department of Education: Long-Standing Management Problems Hamper Reforms
HRD-93-47: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management to identify actions that could improve organizational performance.GAO found that: (1) Education lacks a clear management mission of how to best marshal its resources to effectively achieve its mission; (2) Education's ability to implement solutions to its problems and effectively plan is impeded without a process for setting clear goals and pri...
Vocational Rehabilitation: Clearer Guidance Could Help Focus Services on Those With Severe Disabilities
HRD-92-12: Published: Nov 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed implementation of the order-of-selection provision in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, focusing on: (1) why some states do not use order of selection; (2) how other states implement order of selection; and (3) how the Department of Education oversees state compliance with the requirement.GAO found that: (1) more than half the states have never used...
U.S. Attorneys: Better Models Can Reduce Resource Disparities Among Offices
GGD-91-39: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) process for allocating attorneys among the 94 U.S. Attorney offices.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1989, the number of criminal matters and cases U.S. Attorneys handled increased by 36 percent, and the number of civil matters and cases increased by about 7 percent; (2) the U.S. Attorneys' offic...
Social Security: Production Initiatives in OHA's Region V Comply With Law and Guidelines
HRD-91-36BR: Published: Dec 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the productivity initiatives implemented by the Chicago region's chief administrative law judge (ALJ) in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), to determine the propriety of those procedures under OHA guidelines and the Administrative Procedure Act.GAO found that: (1) to increase productivity, the Chicago r...
Social Security: SSA Could Save Millions by Targeting Reviews of State Disability Decisions
HRD-90-28: Published: Mar 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) effectiveness in evaluating state disability determination services' (DDS) disability determinations.GAO found that: (1) in 1988, SSA reviews saved an estimated $69 million in disability payments but only corrected about 10.5 percent of erroneous DDS allowances; (2) SSA did not have enough medical personnel to evaluate all the cases that it s...
FDA Resources: Comprehensive Assessment of Staffing, Facilities, and Equipment Needs
HRD-89-142: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had sufficient resources to meet its current and future responsibilities, focusing on its: (1) staffing requirements and staff recruitment and retention rates; and (2) laboratory, space, and equipment needs.GAO found that: (1) new legislation, public health crises, and product tampering incidents have...
Board and Care: Insufficient Assurances That Residents' Needs Are Identified and Met
HRD-89-50: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed board and care facilities for elderly and disabled adults, focusing on: (1) industry size; (2) the characteristics and needs of residents; (3) states' regulation and monitoring of facilities; and (4) the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) role in overseeing facilities.GAO found that: (1) although a 1987 survey showed that there were...
Social Security: Time Required to Approve and Pay Attorney Fees Can Be Reduced
HRD-89-7: Published: Oct 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) fee payment procedures for attorneys representing claimants' denied social security disability benefits, to: (1) identify obstacles to the timely payment of the fees; (2) provide information on claimants' access to attorneys; and (3) provide information on attorney fees and ch...
Legislative Mandates: State Experiences Offer Insights for Federal Action
HRD-88-75: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal attempts to deal with legislative mandates imposed on lower levels of government, focusing on: (1) their processes for estimating the mandates' cost impacts; and (2) states' reimbursement practices for such costs.GAO found that: (1) although the cost estimates improved congressional understanding of state and local costs, they...
Social Security: Payment Accuracy Rates Are Overstated
HRD-88-10: Published: Oct 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1987.
GAO examined the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI) program, to determine the: (1) adequacy of SSA payment measurement procedures; (2) accuracy of error rates annually reported for the program; and (3) effects of errors on beneficiaries.GAO found that: (1) although the processes SSA used to measure errors and determine payment accuracy rates were adequa...