The Resource Department of State : additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts, report to the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

Department of State : additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts, report to the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

Label
Department of State : additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts
Title
Department of State
Title remainder
additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts
Statement of responsibility
report to the 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
Additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of State (State) has designated about two-thirds of its 268 overseas posts as hardship posts. Staff working at such posts often encounter harsh conditions, including inadequate medical facilities and high crime. Many of these posts are vital to U.S. foreign policy objectives and need a full complement of staff with the right skills to carry out the department's priorities. As such, State offers staff at these posts a hardship differential -- an additional adjustment to basic pay -- to compensate officers for the conditions they encounter and as a recruitment and retention incentive. GAO was asked to assess (1) State's progress in addressing staffing gaps at hardship posts since 2006 and the effect of any remaining gaps, and (2) the extent to which State has used incentives to address staffing gaps at hardship posts. GAO analyzed State data; reviewed relevant documents; met with officials in Washington, D.C.; and conducted fieldwork in five hardship posts. GAO recommends the Secretary of State (1) take steps to minimize the experience gap at hardship posts by making the assignment of experienced officers to such posts an explicit priority consideration, and (2) develop and implement a plan to evaluate incentives for hardship post assignments. State generally agreed with our findings and recommendations
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
Label
Department of State : additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts, report to the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (GAO, viewed Sept. 24, 2009)
  • "September 2009."
  • "GAO-09-874."
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 44 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Department of State : additional steps needed to address continuing staffing and experience gaps at hardship posts, report to the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (GAO, viewed Sept. 24, 2009)
  • "September 2009."
  • "GAO-09-874."
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 44 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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