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Employee Compensation: Employer Spending on Benefits Has Grown Faster Than Wages, Due Largely to Rising Costs for Health Insurance and Retirement Benefits
GAO-06-285: Published: Feb 24, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2006.
Because most workers rely primarily on their employers to provide both wages and benefits as part of a total compensation package, the trends in the costs and availability of employer-sponsored compensation have a significant bearing on workers' well-being. Through tax preferences and payroll taxes, federal government policy also has a bearing on employees' access to benefits and on the costs carr...
Contingent Workers: Incomes and Benefits Lag Behind Those of Rest of Workforce
HEHS-00-76: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of contingent workers, focusing on the: (1) nature and size of the contingent workforce; (2) extent to which contingent workers have access to health insurance and pensions; (3) protections afforded these workers under laws regarding family and medical leave, retirement income, hourly wages, labor relations, civil rights,...
Information on the Davis-Bacon Act
HEHS-97-30R: Published: Oct 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether wage determinations promulgated by the Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act were lower than local area prevailing wages; (2) the possibility of fraud in the payment of wages under the Davis-Bacon Act; and (3) the total dollar amount spent on construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and on all construction during fiscal year...
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
HEHS-96-177R: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's wage determination process under the Davis-Bacon Act, focusing on the number of counties that had: (1) construction projects receiving more than $2,000 in federal funds in fiscal year 1995; and (2) current wage determinations. GAO noted that in 1995: (1) 3,091 out of 3,100 counties had at least one construct...
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 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...
Workforce Issues: Employment Practices in Selected Large Private Companies
GGD-91-47: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO presented the results of a survey of 83 private companies regarding employment practices, focusing on: (1) recruiting and hiring practices; (2) benefit programs; (3) pay practices; and (4) programs to attract and retain employees.GAO found that: (1) campus recruiting was the dominant recruiting method for officials, managers, and professional positions, and newspaper advertisements received th...
Workers At Risk: Increased Numbers in Contingent Employment Lack Insurance, Other Benefits
HRD-91-56: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data concerning the contingent or nontraditional work force, which includes self-employed, part-time, and leased employees.GAO found that: (1) the number of nontraditional workers should continue to grow over the next several years due to employer and worker...
Pay and Benefits: Data on Energy Employees Who Retired or Resigned in Fiscal Year 1989
GGD-91-14BR: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information through a questionnaire on former Department of Energy (DOE) employees at grade 13 and above who retired or resigned during fiscal year 1989, focusing on whether the employees took jobs with government contractors or grantees and earned salaries higher than their government pay.GAO found that: (1) 72 percent of employed respondents were...
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...