GAO’s Recent Personnel Reform
On May 22, 2007, Partnership President and CEO, Max Stier, delivered testimony at a joint House/Senate subcommittee hearing on GAO personnel reform. In the testimony he asserted that GAO is on the right track with its performance based and market sensitive approach to compensation. He mentioned that GAO is the number two agency in the Best Places to Work rankings and talked about the need for regular employee evaluations and pulse surveys to gage employee satisfaction. In his testimony he also recommended that Congress independently review and evaluate the data and metrics that GAO gathers on their new hire rate, acceptance rate, and retention rate and calculate GAO’s return on investment.