Compensation (71 - 80 of 323 items)
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-27: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed federal white-collar pay reform. GAO noted that: (1) federal salary comparability with the private sector has eroded because annual federal pay increases have lagged behind the private sector since 1978 and because of geographic variances in average salaries; (2) various federal agencies have suffered personnel retention and constituent service problems because of eroding pay compara...
Child Labor Violations and Sweatshops in the U.S.
T-HRD-90-18: Published: Mar 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1990.
GAO discussed child labor violations and sweatshop working conditions in the United States. GAO found that: (1) since 1983, there has been a significant increase in the number of illegally employed minors; (2) the increase in violations has occurred against all major types of child labor standards, including hours, minimum age, and hazardous working conditions; (3) most violations occurred in the...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-22: Published: Mar 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the issue of federal white-collar employee pay reform and the need for employee pay-setting principles and processes. GAO found that: (1) the salary comparability principle adopted in 1962 has been ineffective; (2) increases necessary to maintain comparability with rates paid by nonfederal employers have not been granted for many years; (3) national average nonfederal salary rates us...
Unemployment Insurance: Comments on H.R. 3896, the Unemployment Compensation Reform Act of 1990
T-HRD-90-15: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
GAO discussed proposed legislation affecting the unemployment insurance (UI) system, which provides income maintenance assistance to the unemployed, funded by federal and state employer taxes. GAO noted that: (1) state UI trust fund reserves appear to be inadequate to handle a recession; (2) increased reliance on loans and general fund advances has eroded the forward-funding principle under which...
Job Training Partnership Act: Youth Participant Characteristics, Services, and Outcomes
HRD-90-46BR: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the characteristics of youth participating in Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, focusing on youth who were high school graduates or dropouts.GAO found that: (1) of 5,000 surveyed youth participating in 63 JTPA programs, 42 percent of out-of-school youth participants were school dropouts, 53 percent were members of...
Health Care: Information on Foreign Nurses Working in the United States Under Temporary Work Visas
HRD-90-10: Published: Nov 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the nursing industry and how it was affected by the temporary and permanent foreign nursing supply.GAO found that: (1) nurses' average salaries were generally lower than those for individuals in jobs requiring similar education and training; (2) the shortage of registered nurses negatively affected their work environment; (3) about 400,000, or 20 pe...
Federal Pay: U.S. Park Police Compensation Compared With That of Other Police Units
GGD-89-92: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Park Police and 11 other federal and nonfederal police units in the Washington, D.C., area, focusing on: (1) how Park Police pay and benefits compared with the other police units; and (2) possible Park Police personnel recruiting and retention problems.GAO found that: (1) six of the eight police units paid starting annual sa...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 68, August 1989
087842: Aug 1, 1989
This document is one in a series of monthly pamphlets which will be consolidated on an annual basis and entitled Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. The annual volumes have been published since the establishment of the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. Decisions are rendered to heads of departments and establishments and to disbursing and cert...
Locality Pay for Federal Employees
T-GGD-89-27: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
GAO discussed locality pay for federal employees. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government set federal pay rates to ensure that it would pay federal employees fairly, the uniform general schedule pay system did not equitably compensate employees doing the same work in different locations; (2) differences in private-sector pay rates for certain occupations across localities resulted in d...