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G G A O Comptroller General
Accountability * Integrity * Reliability of the United States
United States General Accounting Office
Washington, DC 20548
April 30, 2004
The Honorable George V. Voinovich
The Honorable Richard Durbin
Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government
Management, the Federal Workforce, and the
District of Columbia
Committee on Governmental Affairs
United States Senate
The Honorable Jo Ann Davis
The Honorable Danny Davis
Ranking Minority Member
Subcommittee on Civil Service and
Committee on Government Reform
United States House of Representatives
Subject: Additional Posthearing Questions Related to Proposed Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) Human Capital Regulations
On February 25, 2004, I testified before your subcommittees at a hearing entitled "The
Key to Homeland Security: The New Human Resources System."' I provided
responses to an initial set of questions in correspondence dated March 22, 2004.2
This report responds to your request that I provide answers to additional posthearing
questions posed by Senator Akaka and Senator Lautenberg. The questions and
Questions from Senator Akaka
1. In your written testimony, you recommend giving members of the internal
appeals panel, rather than the Secretary, the authority to remove their
fellow panel members for inefficiency. However, you are silent on the
'U.S. General Accounting Office, Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS
Human Capital Regulations, GAO-04-479T (Washington, D.C.: Feb. 25, 2004).
2U.S. General Accounting Office, Posthearing Questions Related to Proposed Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) Human Capital Regulations, GAO-04-570R (Washington, D.C.: Mar. 22,
GAO-04-617R DHS Human Capital Reform
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