- Agencies should have limited "direct" or "on-the-spot" hiring authority for information technology positions and outstanding applicants.
- Training budgets should be centralized and given their own line item in agency budgets.
- Agencies should have greater flexibility to experiment with broad-banding payment systems.
The senators' comments were echoed by U.S. Comptroller General David Walker. Walker said human capital issues would likely be included in GAO's report on major management and program risks throughout the government, which is due out next month. Voinovich said his report will be made available to transition advisors to Texas Gov. George W. Bush, but will not be delivered to the transition team of Vice President Al Gore. "In our mind, Governor Bush has met the threshold for a successful presidential candidate under the  Presidential Transition Act," said Voinovich spokesman Scott Milburn. The human capital crisis did not necessitate adding jobs to the federal workforce, Voinovich said. "For hiring new people, the issue shouldn't be how to bring in many [new] people; the issue should be getting the right people to get the job done."