Fringe benefits (11 - 20 of 43 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...
[Query Concerning Proposed Revision of FAR]
B-217364: Published: Jan 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed change to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning employee fringe benefits. The change involved limiting the allowable costs of compensated personal absences to amounts determined by using only the wage rates in effect at the time of initial entitlement. GAO informed the FAR Secretariat that it had no objections to the issuance...
The Cost of a Federal Employee: An Input to Economic Analysis
127083: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, discussed the factors that should be considered in calculating how much a federal employee costs. The Office of Management and Budget issues guidance for making cost comparisons between government production or services and commercial firms. Computing the cost of federal personnel requires identifying the basic salary l...
How OSHA Monitors and Controls Its New Directions Program
HRD-85-29: Published: Dec 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensures that funds under its new directions program are spent as intended, and the amount of funds received by each type of recipient and the percentage of those funds used for salaries and grant-related activities.GAO found that 47 percent of the new directions grants, whi...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...
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...