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United Nations: Key Compensation Elements Should Be Reviewed to Address Costs and Sustainability
GAO-14-546: Published: Jun 26, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2014.
Benefits and allowances offered by the United Nations (UN) and the U.S. government are generally similar, and GAO found that each provided certain benefits or allowances with greater monetary value than the other. Similar UN and U.S. benefits include retirement plans and health insurance, while similar allowances include hardship and danger pay. Where comparable data were available, GAO found that...
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...
Ex-Im Bank's Retention Allowance Program
GGD-97-37R: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) noncompliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in awarding retention allowances to its employees, focusing on: (1) the number and dollar value of illegally awarded allowances; (2) what actions the Chief Operating Officer (COO) took in response to GAO's and the Office of Personnel Manageme...
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 Affirmative Employment: Progress of Women and Minority Criminal Investigators at Selected Agencies
GGD-95-85: Published: Apr 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the representation of women and minorities at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPS), focusing on: (1) whether improvement has been made in the representation of women and minorities in the criminal investigator occup...
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...
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 Personnel: Special Authorities Under the Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-92-124BR: Published: Jul 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project, focusing on personnel management authorities available to NIST and the effects of the Federal Employees' Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) on the project.GAO found that: (1) FEPCA should not significantly affect the demonstration proje...
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...
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...