Compensation (61 - 70 of 323 items)
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
Vouchered Expenditures: Selected Executive Office of the President Expenditures for Fiscal Year 1988 Were Proper
AFMD-90-83: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
GAO examined specific expenditure transactions related to five Executive Office of the President and Office of the Vice President appropriation accounts for fiscal year 1988 to determine if the transactions were properly made and controlled.GAO found that: (1) the specific expenditure transactions from the five accounts were properly authorized and controlled; (2) projection of its examination res...
Federal Pay--Special Rates: Effect on Recruitment and Retention for Selected Clerical Occupations
GGD-90-118: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
GAO examined the effectiveness of the use of special rates in recruiting and retaining federal clerical employees in selected localities.GAO found that: (1) higher salaries paid under the special rates program appeared to help to retain employees in the four clerical occupations reviewed; (2) in 18 of the 20 specific special rate cases examined, quit rates declined in the year after the imposition...
Recruitment and Retention: Inadequate Federal Pay Cited as Primary Problem by Agency Officials
GGD-90-117: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
GAO examined the causes of federal employee recruitment and retention difficulties and their effects on federal agencies, focusing on 11 white-collar occupations with high national quit rates in 16 metropolitan areas.GAO found that surveyed federal agency personnel and line managers believed that: (1) low federal pay was the most important reason employees left or applicants declined federal emplo...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. I, No. 12
143221: Sep 1, 1990
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of September 1990. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, and procurement...
Private Pensions: Impact of New Vesting Rules Similar for Women and Men
HRD-90-101: Published: Aug 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 provisions that changed vesting requirements for participants in private pension plans, focusing on the: (1) proportion of women and men vested under the old and new rules; and (2) changes in vested benefits due to the act.GAO found that: (1) the provisions improved employees' vesting status and had a simi...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Contract for Operating Oceanographic Ships
NSIAD-90-151: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with the Service Contract Act in awarding a contract for the operation of 10 oceanographic ships; and (2) former MSC employees improperly influenced the award.GAO found that: (1) MSC properly notified prospective contractors that the Service Contract Act would be applied to all ship operating contracts and required offerers to q...
Social Security: Taxing Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
HRD-90-82: Published: Mar 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the origin, development, and impact of an amended Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provision that resulted in different social security tax treatments of: (1) employee income deferred through nonqualified plans; and (2) self-employed income deferred through contractual arrangements with customers.GAO found that: (1) Congress enacted the p...
Legislative Proposals to Establish Professional Acquisition Corps
T-NSIAD-90-27: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed a legislative proposal to create a professional acquisition work force and corps within each military service. GAO noted that: (1) it supported the goal of developing a professional acquisition work force; (2) it had previously identified desirable characteristics of such a work force, including early entry into the profession, intensive training, a career path with incentives, and t...