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Author: Dennis Liebert
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: jails, workbook, analysis, staffing
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2008-11
ISBN-10: 1437900097
ISBN-13: 9781437900095

Will help improve jail operations by improving staffing practices. This workbook is a cornerstone of training and technical assistance activities related to jail staffing conducted by the U.S. Dept of Justice. Many legitimate methods can be used to conduct a jail staffing analysis. The first edition of this workbook presented a new methodology in an attempt to allow both the expert and the novice equal opportunities for success. It encouraged more jails to implement comprehensive staffing analysis, which have now become standard practice in many jurisdictions. This workbook simplifies the jail

Author: Jess Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: address, initiatives, gaps, congressional, testimony, despite, persist, staffing, department, foreign, language, shortfalls, state
Number of Pages: 502
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1428987576
ISBN-13: 9781428987579

There have been several reports in recent years on a number of human capital issues that have hampered the Dept. of Stateżs (State) ability to carry out U.S. foreign policy priorities and objectives, particularly at posts central to the war on terror. In 2002, State implemented the Diplomatic Readiness Initiative (DRI) to address shortfalls in the number and skills of State employees. This testimony addresses Stateżs progress in: (1) addressing staffing shortfalls since the implementation of DRI; and (2) filling gaps in the language proficiency of Foreign Service officers and other staff. To

Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improvements, staffing, information, benefit, process, security, strengthened, visa, border
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 2006-02-01
ISBN-10: 1422303772
ISBN-13: 9781422303771

It was reported in Oct. 2002 that the visa process needed to be strengthened as an antiterrorism tool & recommended that the Sec. of State, in consultation with appropriate agencies: (1) develop a clear policy on the role of national security in the visa process; (2) create more comprehensive guidance on how consular officers should screen against potential terrorists; (3) fundamentally reassess staffing requirements; & (4) revamp & expand consular training. This report examines the Dept. of State's & other agencies' progress in implementing changes to the visa process since 2002, in the areas

Author: Jess T. Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: experience, staffing, gaps, hardship, posts, continuing, address, state, additional, steps, needed, department
Number of Pages: 49
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437922775
ISBN-13: 9781437922776

The Dept. of State (State) has designated 2/3 of its 268 overseas posts as hardship posts. Staff working at such posts often encounter harsh conditions, incl. inadequate med. facilities and high crime. These posts are vital to U.S. foreign policy objectives and need a full complement of staff with the skills to carry out the department's priorities. State offers staff at these posts a hardship differential -- an adjustment to basic pay -- to compensate officers for the conditions they encounter and as a recruitment and retention incentive. This report assesses: (1) State's progress in addressi

Author: Jackson W. Hufnagle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: staffing, issues, operational, information, general, inspectors
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1999-06
ISBN-10: 0788181009
ISBN-13: 9780788181009

The work of Inspector Generals (IGs) for governmental organizations covers a broad spectrum of agency programs & operations. This report surveys the IGs to obtain: information on their organizational structure, staffing, & workload; & their views on current policy issues affecting them. Questionnaires were sent to the 57 statutorily established IGs. Information is provided that relates to the IGs' budget obligations, number & classification of staff by occupational job series, career background & years of experience of the current IGs, & techniques used by IGs to help ensure the quality of the

Author: Nancy A. Boardman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: controller, staffing, process, refine, faa, safety, opportunities, exist, aviation
Number of Pages: 6
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788146378
ISBN-13: 9780788146374

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for managing the nation's air transportation system so more than 18,000 aircraft can annually carry 500 million passengers safely and on schedule. Because of significant hiring in the early 1980s to replace strikers who had been fired, many of FAAs more than 17,000 air traffic controllers may become eligible to retire within the next decade, raising concerns that the FAA could be left with too few fully trained controllers. This report discusses the results of a review of the FAAs efforts to address short- and long-term controller staffi

Author: Terrell Dorn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: power, plant, capitol, operation, outsourcing, management, feasibility
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2008-05
ISBN-10: 1437900275
ISBN-13: 9781437900279

The Capitol Power Plant (CPP), managed by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), provides heating & cooling for the U.S. Capitol & other facilities. For more than a decade, potential overstaffing at CPP has been a principal concern. A recent report noted that although AOC has long recognized that CPP is overstaffed, staffing reductions had not been implemented, & that AOC had only recently made plans to establish a new staffing structure. There is now an examżn. of the feasibility of AOCżs entering into a contract with a private entity for the mgmt. & oper. of the CPP. This report discusses: th
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