The Resource Background investigations : Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

Background investigations : Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Background investigations : Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title
Background investigations
Title remainder
Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title variation
Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In fiscal year 2011, the Office of Personnel Management, as the investigative service provider for most of the federal government, received over $1 billion to conduct more than 2 million background investigations (suitability determinations and personnel security clearances) for government employees. The 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and the resulting governmentwide reform (led by the Performance Accountability Council) helped to improve the timeliness and quality of investigations. GAO was asked to (1) identify the cost trends related to OPM's background investigations since fiscal year 2005 and the principal factors driving OPM's costs, (2) assess how OPM develops the background investigation prices it charges to agencies and the extent to which the basis of these prices is transparent, and (3) assess the extent to which governmentwide reform efforts have focused on reducing costs. For this review, GAO analyzed OPM's reported background investigation cost, workload and pricing data from fiscal years 2005 to 2011; examined key background investigation reform effort documents; and conducted interviews with executive branch agencies' officials. GAO recommends that OPM provide customer agencies better information on the costs of background investigations and identify and address efficiencies that could lead to cost savings. GAO also recommends that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through the Performance Accountability Council, expand its reform focus to identify opportunities for cost savings. OPM and OMB concurred; however, OPM raised issues with the basis of some of GAO,s findings. GAO disagrees and addresses these issues in this report
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farrell, Brenda S
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Security clearances
  • Employee screening
Target audience
general
Label
Background investigations : Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/LPS126640
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Mar. 29, 2012)
  • "February 2012."
  • "GAO-12-197."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19735306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 67 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn781939402
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Background investigations : Office of Personnel Management needs to improve transparency of its pricing and seek cost savings : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/LPS126640
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (viewed on Mar. 29, 2012)
  • "February 2012."
  • "GAO-12-197."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19735306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 67 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn781939402
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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