Organization and Management of the Department of Energy's Office of Conservation and Solar Applications

EMD-79-64: Published: May 18, 1979. Publicly Released: May 18, 1979.

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An ongoing survey of the organization, management, and activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar Applications of the Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed certain matters which GAO believes warrant immediate top-management action.

In the year and a half since DOE was established, a complete organizational structure for the Office has never been approved. There is no overall system for planning, no system of reports, no uniform system for selecting projects to be funded, and only the beginning of a system for project monitoring. Officials have been slow in filling top management and other authorized staff positions due to a lack of job descriptions and classification information, and the effect of a federal hiring freeze. Delay in confirming the Assistant Secretary's nomination had an adverse effect which could have been avoided by top management action.

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