Federal agencies (101 - 110 of 286 items)
OSHA's Oversight of Federal Agency Safety and Health Programs
T-HRD-91-31: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) oversight of federal executive agencies' comprehensive safety and health programs. GAO noted that: (1) OSHA did not annually conduct the required comprehensive evaluations of programs at the agencies identified as having the most hazardous conditions and rarely evaluated the effectiveness of programs at other agencies; (2) of...
Federal Agencies Need SSA's Death Information To Avoid Erroneous Payments
T-HRD-91-6: Published: Feb 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1991.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) death information to help in their efforts to remove deceased persons from their benefit rolls. GAO noted that: (1) only three federal agencies obtained and used SSA voluntarily reported death information; (2) no federal agencies received the death information SSA purchased from states, although SSA was negotiating a...
Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies
148815: Feb 1, 1991
GAO published a manual containing: (1) accounting principles, standards, and related requirements for federal agencies' development of accounting systems and internal auditing programs; (2) uniform procedures for use by federal agencies; and (3) regulations that govern the relationship between GAO and other federal agencies, and with individuals and private concerns doing business with the governm...
Federal Pay--Special Rates: Effect on Recruitment and Retention for Selected Clerical Occupations
GGD-90-118: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
GAO examined the effectiveness of the use of special rates in recruiting and retaining federal clerical employees in selected localities.GAO found that: (1) higher salaries paid under the special rates program appeared to help to retain employees in the four clerical occupations reviewed; (2) in 18 of the 20 specific special rate cases examined, quit rates declined in the year after the imposition...
Accounting Guide: Basic Topics Relating to Appropriations and Reimbursables
AFMD-PPM-2.1: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO presented a guide for use by federal operations and systems accountants to facilitate understanding of budgetary and proprietary accounting for operating appropriations and reimbursable work under interagency agreements. GAO provided information on: (1) appropriations other than basic operating appropriations; (2) situations in which less than the full amount of an operating appropriation is a...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Discrimination Complaints: Payments to Employees by Federal Agencies and the Judgement Fund
HRD-89-141: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' corrective actions in resolving employment discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) whether policies on settling discrimination complaints differed among agencies; (2) whether agencies collected data on agency and Judgement Fund payments; and (3) the magnitude of the payments.GAO found that: (1) monetary payments resulting from...
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program
T-GGD-89-33: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program. GAO noted that: (1) the act was intended to strengthen state and local government personnel resources and encourage intergovernmental cooperation, and allowed temporary assignments of personnel between federal, state, and local government agencies; (2) although federal agencies initially prim...
Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970: Intergovernmental Purpose No Longer Emphasized
GGD-89-95: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) mobility program, focusing on: (1) changes to the program; (2) the extent and nature of the program's use; (3) program cost; (4) agreement purposes and benefits; and (5) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance and oversight.GAO found that: (1) 36 federal agencies made a total of 3,996 assignment agree...