Survey of Supervisors at U.S. Attorneys' Offices, an E-supplement to GAO-04-422

GAO-04-616SP Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: May 28, 2004.
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This document presents the results of GAO's survey of Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The purpose of the survey was to determine (1) how performance goals and measures were communicated to the local offices and how they reflected the work performed at those offices; (2) how case progress was monitored; (3) how the performance evaluation system helped identify strengths and weaknesses and distinguish among Assistant U.S. Attorneys; (4) how the turnover in Assistant U.S. Attorneys affected the office; (5) how information technology helped meet local needs; (6) how the administrative (non-attorney) staff supported the local office; and (7) how training helped local officials perform their jobs. We developed a web-based questionnaire to obtain this information and made it available to 768 Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices located around the country. We received 532 responses, a 70 percent return rate. A more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology and a discussion of the summary of selected survey results are contained in our report entitled U.S. ATTORNEYS: Performance-Based Initiatives Are Evolving. This report can be accessed by clicking on the following link (GAO-04-422). We conducted our survey work from January to April 2003 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.

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This document presents the results of GAO�s survey of Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The purpose of the survey was to determine (1) how performance goals and measures were communicated to the local offices and how they reflected the work performed at those offices; (2) how case progress was monitored; (3) how the performance evaluation system helped identify strengths and weaknesses and distinguish among Assistant U.S. Attorneys; (4) how the turnover in Assistant U.S. Attorneys affected the office; (5) how information technology helped meet local needs; (6) how the administrative (non-attorney) staff supported the local office; and (7) how training helped local officials perform their jobs. We developed a web-based questionnaire to obtain this information and made it available to 768 Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the 94 U.S. Attorneys� Offices located around the country. We received 532 responses, a 70 percent return rate. A more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology and a discussion of the summary of selected survey results are contained in our report entitled U.S. ATTORNEYS: Performance-Based Initiatives Are Evolving. This report can be accessed by clicking on the following link (GAO-04-422). We conducted our survey work from January to April 2003 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.    

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