International Trade: USTR Would Benefit from Greater Use of Strategic Human Capital Management Principles

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has a unique role in coordinating trade policy, resolving disagreements, and framing issues for presidential decision through an interagency trade policy process. In recent years, USTR's increased workload from numerous new regional and bilateral free trade agreement negotiations and a new round of multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Organization has raised concerns about its human capital strategy. GAO examined whether USTR is pursuing an effective human capital strategy that supports the ability of its workforce to accomplish ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. December 6, 2005.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has a unique role in coordinating trade policy, resolving disagreements, and framing issues for presidential decision through an interagency trade policy process. In recent years, USTR's increased workload from numerous new regional and bilateral free trade agreement negotiations and a new round of multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Organization has raised concerns about its human capital strategy. GAO examined whether USTR is pursuing an effective human capital strategy that supports the ability of its workforce to accomplish its mission. Specifically, GAO (1) reviewed USTR's commitment to strategic human capital leadership and planning and (2) analyzed to what extent USTR has used human capital tools to address its workforce challenges."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. International Trade: USTR Would Benefit from Greater Use of Strategic Human Capital Management Principles, report, December 6, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298869/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.