Tag: GAO

GAO Recommendations to Improve OPM Performance

By on April 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO Recommendations to Improve OPM Performance

OPM was created to improve government efficiency and performance management, but a new GAO report suggests it has failed.

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Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

By on April 4, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Are ID Monitoring Services Worth the Money?

A new report from GAO calls into question the effectiveness of identity theft protection services.

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Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

By on March 30, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Would Replacing the Dollar Bill with a Coin Save the Government Money?

Past legislative attempts to eliminate the dollar bill in favor of coins say it will save the government money. Is this really true?

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GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

By on March 28, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
GAO: Roughly Half of Older Americans Have No Retirement Savings

An updated GAO report shows that almost half of households 55 and up have no retirement savings.

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OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

By on December 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Can Help Agencies With Performance Evaluation, But OPM Is Not The Problem

A recent GAO report highlighted shortcomings in OPM’s performance management practices, but the author says the report doesn’t go far enough.

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3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

Over 3 years after the data breaches were reported at OPM, the agency still has not made a number of recommended security improvements.

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Report: Federal Agencies Blindsided by Immigration Order

on October 24, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.

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Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

By on October 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Planning on Student Loan Forgiveness? Be Careful

A recent GAO report found that the Education Department’s student loan forgiveness program isn’t working out so well for borrowers.

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HR – The $5 Billion Question

By on October 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
HR – The $5 Billion Question

How many HR offices does an agency really need? The author looks at HR from a cost savings perspective.

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The ‘Unsustainable Path’ of USPS Retiree Health Benefits

By on October 2, 2018 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
The ‘Unsustainable Path’ of USPS Retiree Health Benefits

How bad is the financial condition of the Postal Service’s retirement fund? A new GAO report analyzes the situation.

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