Comparative analysis (11 - 20 of 24 items)
Veterans Benefits: Verification of Selected Eligibility Factors
HRD-86-19: Published: Jun 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1986.
GAO compared information from selected Veterans Administration (VA) cash beneficiaries' 1981 tax returns with corresponding VA benefits entitlement criteria to determine whether there were persons who were receiving VA cash benefits to which they were not entitled.GAO obtained tax records for 451,664 persons entitled to VA cash benefits on December 31, 1981 and found that: (1) the marital status o...
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...
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...
Compensation by 12 Aerospace Contractors
NSIAD-85-1: Published: Oct 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed employee pay and benefits at 12 aerospace contractors and compared them to broad compensation surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the American Management Association (AMA).GAO found that certain categories of employees in the aerospace industry have fared better than in the economy as a whole. GAO found that compensation f...
Selected Aspects of Howard University's Operations and Use of Federally Appropriated Funds
HRD-84-43: Published: Mar 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO compared Howard University's faculty and administrative salaries with salaries at similar universities, obtained information regarding the accreditation of Howard's College of Medicine and other schools as well as academic deficiencies that have been cited, compared statistical data on Howard's library operations, and obtained financial data on Howard's...
Comparison of U.S. Military and Civil Service Pay and Benefits
123018: Nov 30, 1983
GAO discussed how the pay and benefits received by U.S. military personnel compare with those of Federal civil servants. GAO noted that the primary difference between the systems is found in their design, because they serve different personnel management needs and operate in different environments. The military component system has many features which provide less-than-obvious enhancements to disp...
Hearing Loss Compensation Criteria Used by the Department of Labor Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act
100598: Dec 27, 1976
As part of a review of the administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, an evaluation was conducted of criteria used by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OECP) for awarding compensation for hearing loss. The review focused on one element of the criteria that is at variance with studies conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the National Ins...
Cost Comparison of House of Representatives Page System Versus Regular Messenger Employees
GGD-83-108: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO compared the cost of the present page system in the House of Representatives to the alternative cost of hiring messengers.GAO found that the cost of the page system, including the provision of classroom education and dormitory supervision for the pages, was only slightly less than the first year cost of salaries and benefits of the same number of messeng...
Comparison of GPO Pay and Classification System to Other Federal and Private Sector Systems
122382: Sep 21, 1983
GAO discussed its report which compared the Government Printing Office's (GPO) pay and classification system to those of other Federal and private sector systems. GAO found that GPO employees who collectively bargain receive higher wages than printing and lithographic employees at other Federal agencies or in the private sector in the Washington, D.C., area. GPO employees averaged 42 percent more...
Problems in Developing and Implementing a Total Compensation Plan for Federal Employees
FPCD-81-12: Published: Dec 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
Legislation has been introduced which would give the President authority to adjust the rates of pay, benefits other than retirement, or both in order to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal employees and employees in the private sector. GAO and others have recommended that both pay and benefits be compared so that Federal total compensation can be equated to private sector tota...