Compensation (31 - 40 of 323 items)
Federal Civilian Personnel: Cost of Lump-Sum Annual Leave Payments to Employees Separating From Government
GGD-97-100: Published: May 29, 1997. Publicly Released: May 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a federal civilian employee's entitlement under 5 U.S.C. 5551(a) to receive a lump-sum payment for any accumulated, unused annual leave upon separation from federal service, focusing on: (1) the governmentwide costs of providing the lump-sum annual leave payment and recent trends in these costs; (2) the basis for and consistency of agency practices...
Ex-Im Bank's Retention Allowance Program
GGD-97-37R: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) noncompliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in awarding retention allowances to its employees, focusing on: (1) the number and dollar value of illegally awarded allowances; (2) what actions the Chief Operating Officer (COO) took in response to GAO's and the Office of Personnel Manageme...
Supplement to the Comptroller General's 1997 Annual Report
OCR-98-1(1): Published: Jan 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1997.
GAO presented summary tables of GAO personnel assigned to congressional committees for fiscal year 1997, including their salary and other costs related to their work...
Information on the Davis-Bacon Act
HEHS-97-30R: Published: Oct 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether wage determinations promulgated by the Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act were lower than local area prevailing wages; (2) the possibility of fraud in the payment of wages under the Davis-Bacon Act; and (3) the total dollar amount spent on construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and on all construction during fiscal year...
Education and Labor: Information on the Departments' Field Offices
HEHS-96-178: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the field offices supporting the Departments of Education and Labor, focusing on the field offices': (1) locations; (2) functions, staffing, space and operating costs; and (3) proposed structural changes.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the Department of Education had 72 field offices and the Department of Labor had 1,074...
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
HEHS-96-177R: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's wage determination process under the Davis-Bacon Act, focusing on the number of counties that had: (1) construction projects receiving more than $2,000 in federal funds in fiscal year 1995; and (2) current wage determinations. GAO noted that in 1995: (1) 3,091 out of 3,100 counties had at least one construct...
Tax Consequences of Offsets
NSIAD-96-74R: Published: Dec 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the tax consequences to veterans of the required offset of certain types of Department of Defense separation pay and Department of Veterans Affairs disability compensation, focusing on whether veterans could: (1) reclassify separation pay as disability compensation; and (2) deduct recouped separation pay from gross income. GAO noted that according...
Legislative Branch Reductions
GGD-96-57R: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on whether legislative branch entities complied with the 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to reduce their staff positions and administrative expenses for fiscal year 1995. GAO found that the entities certified their compliance with the legislative requirements in their 1995 reports...
Review of Compensation Comparability Report
GGD-96-34R: Published: Oct 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a report comparing federal civilian pay and private-sector pay. GAO noted that: (1) in contrast to a number of other studies, the report concludes that federal civilian employees receive about 51 percent more in salaries, wages, and benefits over their careers than do private-sector employees and that a 33.7 percent wage reduction is needed to brin...
Federal Human Resource Management Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-19: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Federal Human Resource Management issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 to 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify and assess alternatives for decentralizing and streamlining federal human resources management; (2) analyze alternative strategies for fundamentally reshaping the public service; (3) determine whether to privatize the services and functions that federal employees currently p...