Department of Labor, Executive (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Improved Processes Needed To Insure Timely Benefit Payments to Participants of Single Employer Pension Plans
HRD-84-58: Published: May 31, 1984. Publicly Released: May 31, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) processes for ensuring that participants in private pension plans receive guaranteed benefits when plans terminate.GAO evaluated the PBGC processing of numerous insufficient pension plans to: (1) determine why eligible participants were not receiving benefit payments; (2) asses...
Legislative Changes Needed To Financially Strengthen Single Employer Pension Plan Insurance Program
HRD-84-5: Published: Nov 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1983.
In connection with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) self-financing insurance program to protect the benefits of private pension plan participants, GAO examined information on pension plans which were terminated as of September 30, 1981.Since its inception, the PBGC insurance program has been operating at an increasing deficit. The deficit has risen because net claims for benefits...
Hearing Loss Compensation Criteria Used by the Department of Labor Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act
100598: Dec 27, 1976
As part of a review of the administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, an evaluation was conducted of criteria used by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OECP) for awarding compensation for hearing loss. The review focused on one element of the criteria that is at variance with studies conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the National Ins...
Federal Efforts To Provide Employment Opportunities and Enforce Labor Standards in Sheltered Workshops
121427: May 18, 1983
GAO discussed Federal efforts in providing employment opportunities and enforcing labor standards in sheltered workshops. GAO stated that the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped and the Department of Labor have taken many actions to implement past recommendations. However, additional steps are needed, particularly in regard to oversight of the central nonprofit age...
Federal Agencies' Unemployment Compensation Costs Can Be Reduced Through Improved Management
FPCD-83-3: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of four agencies' controls to ensure that only eligible former federal employees receive unemployment payments.GAO reviewed actions affecting unemployment compensation practices which were taken by the Departments of Labor, Energy, and Commerce and the Office of Personnel Management and learned that these agencies were not following...
RIF at the Charleston, WV, Black Lung District Office and Factors Affecting the Charleston Office's Work Load
HRD-83-5: Published: Oct 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) a reduction in force (RIF) that took place at the Department of Labor's Black Lung District Office in Charleston, West Virginia; (2) the hiring of employees to fill permanent positions in the Charleston office; and (3) the office's ability to review and process a large number of case files and other documents received from the national o...
Request for Optional Life Insurance Coverage Benefits
B-198241(RLR): Published: Apr 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1980.
The widow of a former employee of the Department of Labor sought reversal of the decision by the agency that her husband did not have optional life insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program at the time of his death. Optional life insurance premiums were deducted from the employee's pay during his employment and a certificate was issued to him indicating that he ha...
Inadequate Recordkeeping on Official Time Used for Representational Functions
FPCD-79-77: Published: Sep 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
In a recent survey of several labor-management relations activities in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and the Department of Labor (DOL), GAO examined how the agencies accounted for and monitored the amount of official time employees spent on representational functions in 26 agency units with...
Effects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act on Pension Plans With Fewer Than 100 Participants
HRD-79-56: Published: Apr 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1979.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) established minimum standards and requirements governing the design and operation of private pension plans. Responsibilities for carrying out the Act are assigned to the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. As of mid-1977, 471,341 (93 percent) of the private pension plans had fewer than...
Grain Dust Explosions--An Unsolved Problem
HRD-79-1: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Of all the industrial dust explosions in the United States, those in grain elevators cause the most injuries and property damage. Between December 1977 and January 1978, several grain dust explosions occurred, killing 62 persons and injuring 53. Although the conditions that contribute to explosions are well known, the causes of most grain explosions are not known. Thus, a grain elevator operator c...