Other, Independent Agencies (1 - 10 of 45 items)
Federal Workers: Results of Studies on Federal Pay Varied Due to Differing Methodologies
GAO-12-564: Published: Jun 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2012.
Annual pay adjustments for the General Schedule (GS), the pay system covering the majority of federal workers, are either determined through the process specified in the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA) or set based on percent increases authorized directly by Congress. GS employees receive an across-the-board increase (ranging from 0 to 3.8 percent since FEPCA was implemente...
Aviation Safety: Icing and Winter Weather-Related Recommendations That NTSB Has Issued Since 1996 (GAO-10-679SP), an E-supplement to (GAO-10-678)
GAO-10-679SP: Published: Jul 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2010.
This document is an E-supplement to GAO-10-678. Ice formation on aircraft can disrupt the smooth flow of air over the wings and prevent the aircraft from taking off or decrease the pilot's ability to maintain control of the aircraft. Taxi and landing operations can also be risky in winter weather. Despite a variety of technologies designed to prevent ice from forming on planes and to remove ice th...
National Transportation Safety Board: Issues Related to the 2010 Reauthorization
GAO-10-366T: Published: Jan 27, 2010. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2010.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), whose reauthorization is the subject of today's hearing, plays a vital role in advancing transportation safety by investigating accidents, determining their causes, issuing safety recommendations, and conducting safety studies. To support the agency's mission, NTSB's Training Center provides training to NTSB investigators and others. NTSB's 2006 rea...
National Transportation Safety Board: Reauthorization Provides an Opportunity to Focus on Implementing Leading Management Practices and Addressing Human Capital and Training Center Issues
GAO-10-183T: Published: Oct 29, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2009.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), whose reauthorization is the subject of today's hearing, plays a vital role in advancing transportation safety by investigating accidents, determining their causes, issuing safety recommendations, and conducting safety studies. To support the agency's mission, NTSB's Training Center provides training to NTSB investigators and others. From 2006 throu...
High Speed Passenger Rail: Developing Viable High Speed Rail Projects under the Recovery Act and Beyond
GAO-10-162T: Published: Oct 14, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2009.
This testimony discusses funding for high speed and other intercity passenger rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act). The $8 billion that the Recovery Act provided for these projects has attracted great attention from states and others who look to develop or improve intercity passenger rail service across the country. Proponents see these projects...
Capitol Power Plant: Status of Utility Tunnel Projects
GAO-07-1150T: Published: Aug 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2007.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC), through the Capitol Power Plant, operates five walkable utility tunnels containing steam and chilled water pipes associated with serving the heating and cooling requirements of the U.S. Capitol and over 20 surrounding facilities. In our work last fall, we addressed conditions in the tunnels and AOC's plans for addressing them. The Office of Compliance (OOC), whi...
Capitol Power Plant Utility Tunnels
GAO-07-227R: Published: Nov 16, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2006.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC), through the Capitol Power Plant (CPP), operates five walkable utility tunnels containing steam and chilled water pipes associated with serving the heating and cooling requirements of the U.S. Capitol and 23 surrounding facilities. The tunnels also carry other utilities, such as fiber optic and telephone lines. The Office of Compliance (OOC), which is responsible...
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Cost As of August 2, 2006
GAO-06-828T: Published: Aug 2, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2006.
Our remarks will focus on the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) progress in achieving selected project milestones and in managing the project's schedule since Congress's June 28, 2006, hearing on the project. As part of this discussion, we will address a number of key challenges and risks that continue to face the project, as well as actions AOC has taken or plans to take to address these risks. In...
Highlights of a GAO Forum: The Future of the Defined Benefit System and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
GAO-05-578SP: Published: Jun 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2005.
Employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans face unprecedented challenges in the midst of significant changes in our nation's retirement landscape. Many defined benefit plans and the federal agency that insures them, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), have accumulated large and growing deficits that threaten their survival. Meanwhile, the percentage of American workers covered b...
Human Capital: Agencies Need Leadership and the Supporting Infrastructure to Take Advantage of New Flexibilities
GAO-05-616T: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2005.
Strategic human capital is the centerpiece of agencies' efforts to transform into high-performing organizations poised to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Congress, recognizing that the federal human capital management systems designed in the past are outmoded, has provided agencies with exemptions from the old rules and new flexibilities to more strategically manage their workforce. Congr...