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Department of State Overseas Comparability Pay
GAO-11-772R: Published: Jun 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2011.
The Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) of 1990 established locality pay to achieve pay comparability between federal and nonfederal jobs within the United States. Because FEPCA established pay localities only for areas within the United States, federal employees permanently stationed overseas, including members of the Foreign Service, did not receive locality pay. As the Washington, D...
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 Personnel: Federal/Private Sector Pay Comparisons
OCE-95-1: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
GAO reviewed the methodologies for estimating the differences between federal and private-sector white-collar pay, focusing on possible explanations for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the federal/private pay gap.GAO found that: (1) there are two main factors that account for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the pay gap; (2) official estimates s...
Equal Employment Opportunity: Displacement Rates, Unemployment Spells, and Reemployment Wages by Race
HEHS-94-229FS: Published: Sep 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether blacks were disproportionally affected by the 1990 through 1991 recession, focusing on: (1) job displacement rates; (2) the length of unemployment for displaced workers of all racial groups; and (3) the reemployment wages of displaced workers.GAO noted that: (1) during the 1990 through 1991 recession, blacks were 15 percent more likely to l...
Indian Health Service: Efforts to Recruit Health Care Professionals
HEHS-94-180FS: Published: Jul 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Indian Health Service's (IHS) employment practices, focusing on: (1) whether differences exist in the salary schedules within the various IHS service areas; (2) the effectiveness of current manpower recruitment programs in the Aberdeen, South Dakota, service area; and (3) IHS and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) processes for determinin...
Federal Employment: Impact of President's Economic Plan on Federal Employees' Pay and Benefits
T-GGD-93-8: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the impact of the President's economic plan on federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the government needs to attract and retain employees of high caliber to meet the challenges facing the government; (2) it has identified the importance of federal pay reform to attract and retain quality employees; (3) the President's proposals represent a reversal of positive steps taken to address...
Federal Recruiting: Comparison of Applicants Who Accepted or Declined Federal Job Offers
GGD-92-61BR: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1992.
GAO provided information on the results of its survey of applicants who accepted or declined federal job offers for entry-level professional and administrative positions, focusing on: (1) why applicants accepted or declined the job offers; and (2) the applicant pool's characteristics, including differences between those who accepted positions and those who declined.GAO found that: (1) at least two...
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...
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...
Military Compensation: Selected Occupational Comparisons With Civilian Compensation
NSIAD-86-113: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the relationship between military and civilian compensation for similar occupations, skill levels, experience, and responsibilities.GAO determined that it could make some compensation comparisons between military and civilian jobs, but they were of limited use because: (1) comparisons for some military positions would never be possible becaus...