Civil service (21 - 30 of 34 items)
A Management Concern: How To Deal With the Nonproductive Federal Employee
FPCD-78-71: Published: Aug 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1978.
Concerns have been expressed that many government employees are not productive and that nothing can be done about it. Federal agencies are empowered to fire, suspend, or demote employees in accordance with established laws, regulations, and procedures.The Civil Service Commissioners, top agency officials, leaders of federal employee unions, and federal employees hold widely divergent views on the...
Proposed Amendment to Bill To Establish Uniformity in Federal Employee Health Benefits Programs by Preempting Certain State or Local Laws
B-164562: Published: Dec 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Proposals to Resolve Longstanding Problems in Investigations of Federal Employees
FPCD-77-64: Published: Dec 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1977.
Authority to conduct investigations of federal personnel is based on Executive Order 10450 which united previously separate suitability, security, and loyalty programs under the framework of a security program. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is primarily responsible for conducting such investigations.Since 1953, new laws and court decisions have imposed constraints in the investigation process...
Department of Defense Pay Practices for German Nationals Should Be Changed
FPCD-77-86: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1977.
The Army and the Air Force employ over 67,000 German nationals at an annual cost of over $670 million. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) employment system in Germany is based on multilateral and bilateral agreements and years of precedent and tradition. Although its personnel policies there generally appear in line with prevailing private practices, some aspects of compensation setting and admin...
Information on the Appeals Process for Disputed Claims under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
HRD-78-16: Published: Nov 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1977.
The Federal Employees Health Benefits program provides health insurance coverage for about 3.3 million enrollees (Government employees and annuitants) and over 6.4 million dependents. The health insurance plans review health benefits claims to determine if they are payable under their contracts with the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Federal regulations require the CSC to notify the enrollee and...
Special Early Retirement Policy for Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
103782: Sep 27, 1977
Federal employees whose primary duties are: (1) investigating, apprehending, or detaining persons suspected or convicted of Federal crimes; or (2) controlling and extinguishing fires or maintaining and using firefighting apparatus and equipment are entitled to special retirement benefits, including earlier retirement and a more generous annuity formula than other Federal employees. About 52,000 em...
Benefits from Flexible Work Schedules--Legal Limitations Remain
FPCD-77-62: Published: Sep 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1977.
There is no apparent reason why the government might not benefit from the use of flexible or compressed work schedules. A flexible schedule allows employees the freedom to choose, within given constraints, their working hours. Compressed schedules are fixed and involve working the same number of hours as usual in fewer days. An estimated 10,000 nonfederal organizations with 1.2 million employees a...
Management of Civilian Personnel in the Federal Government: The Present Situation and Proposals for Improvements
FPCD-77-36: Published: Jun 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1977.
Widespread agreement now exists among public managers of both political parties, students of government and some government personnel officials, members of congressional oversight committees, and public service organizations on the need for federal personnel systems changes. There is rather general agreement that the systems must be modified to improve service delivery, enhance productivity, and r...
Elimination of the Apportionment of Appointments in the Departmental Service in the District of Columbia
102270: May 26, 1977
H.R. 5054, which would eliminate the requirement to apportion appointments in the departmental service in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should be enacted. The Civil Service Act provided that appointments to the competitive civil service in the District of Columbia be apportioned on the basis of population, as ascertained at the last census among the states, territories, and possessions o...
Manual on Remedies Available to Third Parties in Adjudicating Federal Employee Grievances
FPCD-76-68: Published: Mar 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1977.
Third parties under the federal labor-management relations program adjudicate a wide range of issues, and the remedies they offer must conform to the requirements of law and regulation. GAO prepared the manual to assist third parties in fashioning remedies consistent with federal statutes and regulations. The manual details the available remedies for the most common cases requiring make-whole reme...