ERIC Number: ED287025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Human Resource Management. Status of Agency Practices for Improving Federal Productivity. Fact Sheet for the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office, and Civil Service, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
This document contains an inventory of innovative human resource management (HRM) practices in federal departments and major independent agencies. To develop the inventory, the General Accounting Office (GAO) surveyed 71 federal organizations having 5,000 or more employees. The GAO used a questionnaire that asked agency officials to identify their HRM practices and to indicate those they considered innovative. The GAO also visited sites, reviewed agency documentation of selected practices, and interviewed officials from 47 of the 71 agencies. The document consists of a cover letter and five appendixes. A detailed discussion of the study objectives, scope, and methodology is found in Appendix I. Appendix II presents the overall results of the survey and describes (1) the frequency of implementation of HRM practices across the federal government; (2) the percentage of HRM practices that any single agency implemented; and (3) the HRM practices that agencies believe contribute significantly to operations. Appendix III describes briefly 15 examples of these practices. Appendix IV contains the inventory of innovative HRM practices that agency officials reported using. Appendix V defines HRM practices. (KC)
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Federal Government, Human Resources, Improvement, Innovation, Personnel Management, Productivity, Public Agencies, Staff Utilization
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more, 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
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