"In this audit, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) assessed the USMS's management of its workforce. The specific objectives of the audit were to determine whether the USMS: (1) adequately designed, tested, and implemented a workforce management plan that sufficiently assesses its human resources and capacity requirements based on current and expected workloads; (2) evaluates, monitors, and corrects, if necessary, its personnel utilization to ensure it directs appropriate resources to its highest priorities and achieves its organizational objectives; (3) has sufficiently addressed pay compensation issues, including job-grade and career progression; and (4) has provided adequate and appropriate training to its operational employees. To accomplish these objectives, we interviewed more than 180 USMS personnel, including the USMS Director and U.S. Marshals in most of the offices we visited. We also analyzed empirical data related to the USMS's resource allocation, utilization, and workload for the period of FYs 2000 through 2005. Finally, we conducted fieldwork at seven USMS district offices -- the Central District of California, D.C. Superior Court, District of Rhode Island, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Florida, Southern District of New York, and Western District of Texas. Additional information about our audit scope and methodology is contained in Appendix I."
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General Audit Report 07-38
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