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Small Business Administration: Review of Selected Personnel Practices
GGD-99-68: Published: Apr 23, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed events related to personnel reassignments, appointments, and activities at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO noted that: (1) SBA made hundreds of appointments during the 1990s using competitive procedures for career appointments, special noncompetitive hiring authority for the Office of Advocacy, and political appointment procedures for o...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From Jan. Through Nov. 1992
GGD-93-49FS: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of appointees in noncareer political positions to career appointments, focusing on the number of conversions from January 1 to November 30, 1992.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) processed and approved the conversion of 13 noncareer political appointees, of which 9 were career GS/GM appointments and 4 were...
Senior Executive Service: Opinions About the Federal Work Environment
GGD-92-63: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the working relationships between career executives and political appointees within the Senior Executive Service, focusing on whether changes or improvements were necessary.GAO found that: (1) in general, career executives and political appointees had similar opinions and were satisfied with many aspects of their work environment; (2) aspects that...
Personnel Practices: The Department of Energy's Use of Schedule C Appointment Authority
GGD-90-61: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number of Schedule C employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs.GAO found that, although DOE complied with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and guidelines in establishing 19 permanent Schedule C positions for the two offices,...
Personnel Practices: Questionable Personnel Practices at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
GGD-90-43: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the personnel policies and actions of the former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).GAO compared the number of special assistant, confidential assistant, and senior executive positions created during the former director's tenure and found that the former director: (1) created twice the number of those positions as his immediate predece...
Senior Executive Service: Training and Development of Senior Executives
GGD-89-127: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on the Senior Executive Service (SES), focusing on: (1) career members' perceptions of the extent and usefulness of their training and development experiences before and after SES appointment; and (2) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) fulfilled its executive development roles and responsibilities.GAO found that: (1) about 13...
Federal Employees: Appointees Converted to Career Positions, January and February 1989
GGD-89-89FS: Published: Jun 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of noncareer appointees to career positions from January 1, 1987 through February 28, 1989.GAO found that: (1) 44 executive agencies reported that they did not appoint any noncareer employees to career positions; (2) the remaining 16 agencies reported 82 conversions, including 71 competitive appointments and 11 noncompetitive appoint...
Federal Employees: Appointees Converted to Career Positions, October Through December 1988
GGD-89-66FS: Published: Apr 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information from 60 executive branch agencies on their conversion of noncareer appointees to career positions for the period January 1, 1987 through February 28, 1989.GAO found that: (1) 42 agencies reported that they had not appointed any noncareer employees to career positions; (2) 18 agencies reported 64 conversions, including 31 by the Depar...
Report of the National Commission on the Public Service
T-GGD-89-19: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed the National Commission on the Public Service's report on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the public service. GAO noted that the commission's report included recommendations for: (1) rebuilding public trust in government; (2) improving the presidential appointments process; (3) ensuring advancement opportunities for career executives; (4) decentralizing gove...
Federal Employees: Supplemental Information on Appointees Converted to Career Positions
GGD-89-56FS: Published: Mar 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information regarding 34 agencies' conversions of noncareer appointees to career positions from January 1, 1987 through June 30, 1988.GAO found that: (1) 8 of 10 agencies did not report 34 of 87 conversions; (2) the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation had no unreported conversions; (3) the Department of Healt...