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National Security Decision Directive 84 and Proposed Revisions to DOD Directive 5210.48 on Use of the Polygraph
122629: Oct 19, 1983
GAO discussed two directives relating to the use of polygraph examinations. National Security Decision Directive 84 affects about 2.5 million Government employees and 1.5 million contractor employees and requires: (1) all persons with authorized access to classified information to sign a nondisclosure agreement; (2) all persons with authorized access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI...
Computation of Cost-of-Living Allowances for Federal Employees in Nonforeign Areas Could Be More Accurate
FPCD-82-25: Published: Feb 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1982.
GAO reviewed the methodology used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Departments of State and Defense (DOD) to compute cost-of-living allowances (COLA's) for Federal personnel. Concerns have been raised by Federal personnel about the appropriateness of that methodology.COLA programs are administered by OPM for Federal civilian employees stationed in nonforeign areas outside the co...
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...
Cost-of-Living Allowances for Federal Employees in Nonforeign Areas Should Be Based on Spendable Income
FPCD-81-48: Published: May 13, 1981. Publicly Released: May 13, 1981.
The purpose of a cost-of-living allowance is to enable a Federal employee in a nonforeign area to maintain purchasing power similar to that of a comparable Federal employee in Washington, D.C. In a May 1979 report to the President, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recognized the reasons for adopting spendable income as the base for cost-of-living allowances but did not propose this change...