Tag: GAO

Charge Card Abuse? Who Cares?

By on April 11, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The issue of credit card abuse in government surfaces on a regular basis. Little seems to change. A new GAO report highlights a problem with purchase cards. The reaction of many in the government community is likely to be “Thanks for the report. We don’t really care.”

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GAO: OPM Needs To Work With CHCO's To Better Administer Student Loan Repayment Program

By on July 24, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM should work with the CHCO Council to determine more efficient ways to administer the federal student loan program and to measure its results, GAO said.

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Millions Wasted With Federal Cars and Airplanes Says GAO

By on July 12, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO says the federal government doesn’t really know how many cars and airplanes it owns or what it costs to maintain them.

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GAO Recommends Establishing New Senior Position in DoD to Address Management Problems

By on March 24, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Transforming business systems at DoD is a complex job and has run into problems in a number of areas. GAO makes several recommendations to make the transformation to new systems work better.

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GPRA Has Had Positive Impact on Government Says GAO

By on March 11, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO says that the GPRA has established a good foundation of results-oriented performance planning.

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Personnel in "trade agencies" are stretched says GAO

By on December 9, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Increased responsibilities of America’s world trade have stretched the human resources of the federal agencies responsible for implementing the country’s trading policies.

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GAO Sees Opportunity to Reduce Whites in Senior Government Jobs

By on October 16, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO says agencies have to take action to reduce the number of whites in SES positions and replace them with non-whites in the near future.

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GAO looks to foreign governments for ideas on planning succession in US civil service

By on October 2, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO recently looked at the practices of several foreign countries to determine how future leaders are developed.

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Should More Agencies Be Located in Rural Areas? GAO Looks at Telework and Agency Location

By on September 4, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO notes that agencies have been required to consider locating facilities in rural areas for a number of years but little progress has been made. Telework may make it easier for federal employees to live in these rural areas.

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