Tag: GAO

Public Policy, Money, Politics And Federal Agencies

By on May 6, 2005 7:41 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

Has the Social Security Administration engaged in an illegal grassroots lobbying effort? The GAO concludes there is not a violation.

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GAO: President’s Management Agenda A Very Positive Initiative

By on April 22, 2005 8:18 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO praised the administration’s implementatio of the President’s Management Agenda and the subsequent results – but cautioned there is still much to be done.

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Use Of Flexibilities Dependent on Good Leadership

By on April 22, 2005 7:25 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A recent hearing was held to discuss use of flexibilities in the federal government.

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Millions Wasted With Federal Cars and Airplanes Says GAO

By on July 12, 2004 10:12 PM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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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