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Senior Executive Service: Executives' Perspectives on Their Federal Service
GGD-88-109FS: Published: Jul 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Senior Executive Service (SES) career members' characteristics, career plans, and opinions regarding their federal service to determine why federal agencies were having increasing difficulty in maintaining high-quality career SES staff.GAO found that: (1) most of the SES respondents were satisfied with some aspects of their jobs,...
Federal Pay: Changes to the Methods of Comparing Federal and Private Sector Salaries
GGD-87-8: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 14, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the changes to the methods of comparing federal and private-sector salaries, focusing on: (1) recent and proposed changes to the survey and pay comparability determination process; (2) the impact of the changes on pay comparability determinations; and (3) the appropriateness of the changes.GAO found that the federal pay agent: (1) added occupati...
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...
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...
Methods Used by Certain Foreign Governments To Set and Adjust Compensation Levels for Their Civil Servants
FPCD-82-40: Published: Apr 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on how foreign governments set and adjust civil servant pay and benefits. Specifically, GAO obtained information on the compensation systems of Australia, Canada, England, and Japan.Australia sets pay for virtually all of its 154,000 civil servants by collective bargaining. The only exceptions are for 30 top-level officials whose pay...
Proposal To Lower the Federal Compensation Comparability Standard Has Not Been Substantiated
FPCD-82-4: Published: Jan 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to analyze the President's pay reform proposal to: (1) revise the comparability standard to allow for adjusting both pay and benefits to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal and non-Federal employees performing the same levels of work; (2) set Federal compensation levels at 94 percent of non-Federal levels; (3) permit the inclusion of State and local governments i...
Federal Judiciary's Court Reporting System
116449: Jun 26, 1981
Many court reporters are taking advantage of the present system for recording and transcribing Federal district court proceedings by overcharging litigants for transcripts; operating private businesses out of space provided by Federal courts; and using substitutes rather than personally providing the services for which they were hired. The system is costly to both the courts and litigants and is p...
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...