Personnel management (51 - 60 of 808 items)
Special Operations Forces: Several Human Capital Challenges Must Be Addressed to Meet Expanded Role
GAO-06-812: Published: Jul 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
Since the Global War on Terrorism, the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to expand the role of the United States Special Operations Command (Command) and its forces. In response, the Command has transformed its headquarters to coordinate counterterrorism activities, and DOD has increased funding and the number of special operations forces positions. Given the expanded mission, it is crit...
Personnel Practices: Conversions of Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions May 2001 - April 2005
GAO-06-381: Published: May 1, 2006. Publicly Released: May 25, 2006.
A federal employee conversion occurs whenever an individual changes from one personnel status or service to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. This report focuses on conversions of individuals from noncareer to career positions. Federal agencies must use appropriate authorities and follow proper procedures in making these conversions. GAO was asked to determ...
Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Made Progress in Managing a Federal Security Workforce and Ensuring Security at U.S. Airports, but Challenges Remain
GAO-06-597T: Published: Apr 4, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2006.
It has been over 3 years since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assumed responsibility for passenger and baggage screening at commercial airports. This testimony focuses on the progress TSA is making in strengthening aspects of aviation security and the challenges that remain. Particularly, this testimony highlights (1) progress TSA has made, and challenges it faces, in managing a...
Human Capital: Agencies Are Using Buyouts and Early Outs with Increasing Frequency to Help Reshape Their Workforces
GAO-06-324: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
Under the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Act of 2002, an agency may request authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer employees voluntary separation incentive payments (buyouts) and voluntary early retirement (early outs) to help reshape its workforce. GAO was asked to identify (1) how many agencies have been granted authority to offer buyouts and early outs and how oft...
International Trade: USTR Would Benefit from Greater Use of Strategic Human Capital Management Principles
GAO-06-167: Published: Dec 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2006.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has a unique role in coordinating trade policy, resolving disagreements, and framing issues for presidential decision through an interagency trade policy process. In recent years, USTR's increased workload from numerous new regional and bilateral free trade agreement negotiations and a new round of multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Orga...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on the Administration's Draft Proposed "Working for America Act"
GAO-06-142T: Published: Oct 5, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2005.
The federal government must have the capacity to plan more strategically, react more expeditiously, and focus on achieving results. Critical to the success of this transformation are the federal government's people--its human capital. We have commended the progress that has been made in addressing human capital challenges in the last few years. Still, significant opportunities exist to improve str...
Questions for the Record Related to DOD's Personnel Security Clearance Program
GAO-05-988R: Published: Aug 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 2005.
On June 28, 2005, GAO testified before Congress at a hearing on "Access Delayed: Fixing the Security Clearance Process." This letter responds to a Congressional request that GAO provide answers to Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's questions for the record.GAO is unaware of any progress that DOD has made toward implementing our May 2004 recommendation to "develop and implement an integrated, comprehens...
Human Capital: Symposium on Designing and Managing Market-Based and More Performance-Oriented Pay Systems
GAO-05-832SP: Published: Jul 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2005.
Critical to the success of the federal government's transformation are its people--human capital. Yet the government has not transformed, in many cases, how it classifies, compensates, develops, and motivates its employees to achieve maximum results within available resources and existing authorities. One of the questions being addressed as the federal government transforms is how to update its co...
Human Capital: DOD's National Security Personnel System Faces Implementation Challenges
GAO-05-730: Published: Jul 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new personnel system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications not just for DOD, but for civil service reform across the federal government. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 gave DOD significant authorities to redesign the rules, regulations, and processes that govern the way that more than 700,0...
Conversions of Selected Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions at Departments and Certain Agencies
GAO-05-584R: Published: Jun 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a "conversion" occurs whenever an employee changes from one personnel "status" or "service" to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. There are many kinds of conversions. This report focuses on one type of conversion, i.e., employees converting from noncareer to career positions. Conversions of individuals f...