Compensation (101 - 110 of 323 items)
Comments on Furloughing Federal Employees on Federal Holidays
B-222836: Published: May 8, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
This document responds to a letter requesting our opinion on the authority of a Federal agency to "furlough" its employees on a Federal holiday. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the Department of Agriculture has notified its employees that, because of budget cuts. the agency intends to furlough its employees on each of the next three scheduled Federal holidays--Memorial Day, the Fo...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
129370: Mar 19, 1986
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on federal pay, focusing on issues it raised in various audit reports over a 12-year period. GAO noted that: (1) the differential between federal and private sector pay rates averaged about 19 percent in 1985 and is expected to increase; (2) while the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will start to gather state and local government pay data for inf...
The Job Training Partnership Act: An Analysis of Support Cost Limits and Participant Characteristics
HRD-86-16: Published: Nov 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the Job Training Partnership Act's (JTPA) participant support cost limitations on the quality of training to determine: (1) the differences in the characteristics of participants; (2) how many service delivery areas requested and received waivers on support cost limitations; (3) the number of service delivery areas providing needs-bas...
Navy Management and Use of the Selective Reenlistment Bonus Program
NSIAD-85-143: Published: Sep 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program to determine whether: (1) the program was well managed; (2) bonuses were awarded on the basis of a larger enlisted force than annually authorized by Congress; (3) bonuses were being paid for occupations that were overstaffed; and (4) the current method of paying half of the bonus in a lump sum i...
Comparison of Federal and Private Sector Pay and Benefits
GGD-85-72: Published: Sep 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided current information on private sector and federal white-collar employee compensation packages. By law, federal employees' salaries are set at a level equitable and comparable with similar levels of work in the private sector, unless the President proposes alternative federal pay rates. There is no such requirement for benefits comparability. GAO an...
Army Regulations Governing Holiday Premimum Pay for Part-Time Civilian Employees
B-198343(MRV): Published: May 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A question arose in connection with the observance of the Labor Day holiday at the Army Commissary, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as it pertained to part-time civilian employees. The Commissary employees are on a Tuesday through Saturday tour of duty and, in order to avoid paying holiday pay to full-time employees, the Army closed the Commissary the Tuesday after Labor Day. The part-time employees were...
Comments on Proposed Regulations Which Would Implement the Backpay Act
B-197792(MRV): Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of proposed regulations which would implement the Back Pay Act, as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. One significant change in the regulations would result in the burden of proof lying with the employing agency rather than the employee in cases where compensation was denied, withdrawn, or reduced due to an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action. GAO has no obj...
Inquiries Concerning Inter- or Intra-Agency Orders
B-197686: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO responded to inquiries concerning inter- or intra-agency orders under section 601 of the Economy Act. It was indicated that there are instances where an order or requisition by an agency could be executed by the performing agency, in part by using work, services, equipment, supplies or materials obtained by contract. In these cases, the entire requisition would be prevented by interpreting the...
Interpretation of a Section of U.S.C. in the Antideficiency Act
B-197841: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
An interpretation was requested on whether, under the Antideficiency Act, an agency can legally permit its employees to come to work after the expiration of the agency's appropriation for one fiscal year and prior to the enactment of either a regular appropriation or a continuing resolution appropriating funds for the subsequent fiscal year. GAO believes that any supervisory officer or employee, i...