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.
A recent hearing was held to discuss use of flexibilities in the federal government.
GAO says the federal government doesn’t really know how many cars and airplanes it owns or what it costs to maintain them.
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.
GAO says that the GPRA has established a good foundation of results-oriented performance planning.
Increased responsibilities of America’s world trade have stretched the human resources of the federal agencies responsible for implementing the country’s trading policies.
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.
GAO recently looked at the practices of several foreign countries to determine how future leaders are developed.
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.