Privatizing OPM Investigations:

Implementation Issues

T-GGD-95-186: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) proposed privatization of its investigative function, focusing on whether the: (1) investigative function could be performed by a non-federal organization; and (2) conversion to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is feasible. GAO noted that: (1) certain aspects of OPM investigative functions could be privatized, however, decisions regarding an individual's suitability for employment or eligibility for security clearance should be made by federal officials; (2) several issues pertaining to the feasibility of the proposed ESOP have not been addressed, since an ESOP business plan has not yet been developed; (3) it is unclear whether ESOP employees would have the same access to sensitive data available to OPM investigators; and (4) it is unclear whether OPM employees would be willing to eventually become a part of the proposed ESOP.

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 11, 2015

  • government icon, source: Eyewire

    GAO'S 2015 High-Risk Series:

    An Update
    GAO-15-371T: Published: Feb 11, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2015.
  • government icon, source: Eyewire

    GAO's 2015 High-Risk Series:

    An Update
    GAO-15-373T: Published: Feb 11, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2015.
  • government icon, source: Eyewire

    High-Risk Series:

    An Update
    GAO-15-290: Published: Feb 11, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2015.

Feb 10, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 18, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here