Federal employees (81 - 90 of 753 items)
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-5: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1998.GAO plans to examine: (1) cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) alternatives to the civil service system; (5) ways to i...
VA Disability Compensation: Comparison of VA Benefits with Those of Workers' Compensation Programs
HEHS-97-5: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the: (1) criteria used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation program and federal and state workers' compensation programs to determine compensation; and (2) compensation individuals with selected work-related injuries and diseases would receive under VA's disability program and what they would receive for the same impai...
Supplement to the Comptroller General's 1997 Annual Report
OCR-98-1(1): Published: Jan 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1997.
GAO presented summary tables of GAO personnel assigned to congressional committees for fiscal year 1997, including their salary and other costs related to their work...
Employee Travel Claims (DOI)
AIMD-97-25R: Published: Dec 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on whether it is permissible to: (1) verify the validity of travel claims for temporary duty (TDY) travel vouchers not exceeding $2,500 after, rather than prior to, payment certification; and (2) perform such postpayment validation procedures on a statistical sampling basis. GAO noted that: (1) for travel vouchers processed under the automated portion of the Department of...
Buyout Recipients' Compliance With Reemployment Provisions
GGD-97-7R: Published: Oct 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether 68 federal employees who received cash buyouts to leave federal employment subsequently violated reemployment requirements. GAO noted that, based on data from the Office of Personnel Management's Central Personnel Data File (CPDF): (1) 11 employees were in apparent violation of the reemployment requirements; (2) 45 employees...
Social Security: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration
HEHS-97-3: Published: Oct 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the time and expenses devoted to union activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other large federal agencies, focusing on: (1) how SSA accounts for employee salaries and expenses for union activities; and (2) union activities in the private sector.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies have the discretion to grant emp...
Federal Labor Relations: Official Time Used for Union Activities
T-GGD-96-191: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the charging of official time for federal workers' union activities. GAO noted that: (1) 59 percent of federal employees are represented by unions at four agencies; (2) the use of official time for union activities is a widely-established practice in the federal government, but it is limited to noninternal union business; (3) union stewards and em...
Employment and Buyout Incentives
GGD-96-168R: Published: Aug 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of employee buyout incentives, focusing on the number of federal employees who have received both an employment inventive and a buyout incentive or a commitment for a deferred buyout incentive. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1992 through September 1995, 52 federal employees in the eight agencies reviewed received both an emp...
Blue Cross FEHBP Pharmacy Benefits
HEHS-96-182R: Published: Jul 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's two pharmacy benefit managers and the services they provide to federal employee benefit plans. GAO noted that: (1) to control drug costs, the Association is requiring Medicare Part B participants to pay the standard copayment for drugs bought at participating retail pharmacies, but it is w...
Civil Service Reform: Redress System Implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996
T-GGD-96-160: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996 on the redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would eliminate jurisdictional overlap between the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) EEOC would be in charge of investigating the merits of individual EEOC complaints...