Civil service (1 - 10 of 127 items)
Federal Hiring: OPM Needs to Improve Management and Oversight of Hiring Authorities
GAO-16-521: Published: Aug 2, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2016.
A hiring authority is the law, executive order, or regulation that allows an agency to hire a person into the federal civil service. Of the 105 hiring authorities used in fiscal year 2014, agencies relied on 20 for 91 percent of the 196,226 new appointments made that year. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officials said they do not know if agencies rely on a small number of authorities because...
Human Capital: Continued Monitoring of Internal Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Improve Implementation of the National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-840: Published: Jun 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2009.
DOD is in the process of implementing this human capital system, and according to DOD, about 212,000 civilian employees are currently under the system. On February 11, 2009, however, the House Armed Services Committee and its Subcommittee on Readiness asked DOD to halt conversions of any additional employees to NSPS until the administration and Congress could properly address the future of DOD's p...
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...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed Regulations for DOD's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-559T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new human resources management system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications for civil service reform across the federal government. The 2004 National Defense Authorization Act gave DOD significant flexibilities for managing more than 700,000 defense civilian employees. Given DOD's massive size, NSPS represents a huge u...
Human Capital: Principles, Criteria, and Processes for Governmentwide Federal Human Capital Reform
GAO-05-69SP: Published: Dec 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2004.
There is widespread agreement that the federal government faces a range of challenges in the 21st century that it must confront to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Federal agencies will need the most effective human capital systems to address these challenges and succeed in their transformation efforts during a period of likely sustained budget co...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Use of Alternative Service Delivery Options for Human Capital Activities
GAO-04-679: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2004.
Human capital offices have traditionally used alternative service delivery (ASD)--the use of other than internal staff to provide a service or to deliver a product--as a way to reduce costs for transaction-based services. GAO was asked to identify which human capital activities agencies were selecting for ASD, the reasons why, how they were managing the process, and some of the lessons they had le...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-479T: Published: Feb 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) almost one year ago represents an historic moment for the federal government to fundamentally transform how the nation will protect itself from terrorism. DHS is continuing to transform and integrate a disparate group of agencies with multiple missions, values, and cultures into a strong and effective cabinet department. Together with this...
Employment of OMHAR Staff at HUD Following Their Employment at OMHAR
GAO-03-703R: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
To reduce the estimated multibillion-dollar costs to the federal government of renewing rental subsidy contracts while helping preserve available and affordable low-income rental housing, Congress passed the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (Act), which established the "mark-to market" program to restructure the contracts. The Act also created the Office of Multifa...
Managing for Results: Building on the Momentum for Strategic Human Capital Reform
GAO-02-528T: Published: Mar 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2002.
This testimony discusses the federal government's human capital challenges. The basic problem has been a longstanding lack of a consistent strategic approach to marshalling, managing, and maintaining the government's human capital needs. To overcome this problem, GAO has developed a model of strategic human capital management that highlights the importance of a sustained commitment by agency leade...
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...