Tag: GAO

GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

June 25, 2020 3:33 PM
GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

GAO has listed considerations it said agencies need to take to safely bring federal employees back to work in an office environment.

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Federal Government Sent Nearly $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Payments to Dead People

June 25, 2020 1:06 PM

A GAO report found that the federal government sent roughly $1.4 billion in stimulus payments to dead people in its response to the coronavirus.

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GAO Weighs in on Annual COLA Calculations

June 19, 2020 6:51 AM
GAO Weighs in on Annual COLA Calculations

GAO recommends the BLS evaluate the data sources used to calculate the annual COLA as they may not be accurate.

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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

May 28, 2020 3:57 PM
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

February 12, 2020 2:41 PM
Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

Employment related costs make up the bulk of the Postal Service’s operating costs. A recent GAO report looks at the burden they place on the agency.

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Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

October 23, 2019 3:11 PM
Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

The author says that the trends in government’s HR policies add up to a lot of risk in its ability to compete for talent as it deals with an aging workforce.

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Are Land Management Agencies Doing Enough to Protect Their Employees?

October 22, 2019 9:11 AM
Are Land Management Agencies Doing Enough to Protect Their Employees?

A GAO report analyzed how land management agencies protect their employees from extremist violence.

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OPM Has Work to Do to Improve its Retirement Application Processing

June 16, 2019 8:50 AM
OPM Has Work to Do to Improve its Retirement Application Processing

A recent GAO report says that OPM has problems, some self-inflicted, that are hindering improvements to the agency’s retirement application processing.

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GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

May 22, 2019 2:59 PM
GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

A recent GAO report says that plans for carrying out the proposed reorganization of OPM are lacking so far.

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GAO Recommendations to Improve OPM Performance

April 15, 2019 2:02 PM
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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