Government Accountability Office

Rollover Budgeting: Ensuring Essential Spending Without Waste

I was first introduced to the reality of "use it or lose it" spending in the first year I began my government service as an enlisted U.S. Marine in 1993. This first experience involved being handed a government credit card, an internal SERVMART account, and was then directed to go to the self-service store to spend every last dollar remaining in the account on whatever was available, which was approximately $2,500. ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reducing the time to hire

An important tool for addressing the goal of reducing the time to hire is to track and publicly report on each of the steps in the hiring process. It is time to put that into practice, not just talk about it. Over a year ago mangers were told a system would be set up and available to managers by July 2010. This was a great idea, but nothing has come of it yet. What has been heard for the last year from senior managers ...more »

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