Accession Number : ADA138723

Title :   Increased Use of Productivity Management Can Help Control Government Costs.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA138723

Report Date : 10 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Increased use of productivity management--a management approach that involves developing an organization wide productivity plan with goals and accountability mechanisms--can significantly reduce government costs while maintaining quality and timeliness. Federal government productivity has grown at an average annual rate 1.5 percent in recent years, a relatively low rate in the opinion of experts and in comparison with the experience of many public and private organizations that have productivity management efforts. GAO found that significant savings in the government's $90 billion annual personnel costs could be realized by applying productivity management. This report notes that agency improvement efforts do not adequately include productivity management and recommends that the federal government use productivity management in its management and budget processes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Productivity, *Management planning and control, *Planning programming budgeting, *United States Government, Production rate, Production control, Management, Cost effectiveness, Organizations, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE