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The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-93-53: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) during 1992, the Office of Government Ethics strengthened federal employees' financial disclosure and standards of conduct regulatio...
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency: Stronger Actions Needed to Improve Personnel Management
NSIAD-90-259: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) personnel policies and practices, focusing on whether ACDA effectively addressed personnel problems the Department of State's Office of Inspector General and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) identified in 1989.GAO found that ACDA did not: (1) conduct a comprehensive review of personnel...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
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...
Joint Financial Management Improvement Program Annual Report, 1978 -- 30th Anniversary
D14971: Mar 23, 1979
This report marks the 30th anniversary of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program highlighting its history and achievement. The report summarizes the major accomplishments and undertakings of the program in 1978...