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Governmentwide Travel Management: Views on the Proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act
T-AIMD-96-127: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
GAO discussed the provisions of the proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act, focusing on governmentwide travel practices. GAO found that the proposed legislation would: (1) make federal travel practices more similar to private- sector practices; (2) result in significant efficiency gains and cost savings; (3) allow employees to travel without authorization documents, automate and streamline expense...
Reemployment of Buyout Recipients
GGD-96-102R: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of buyout authority, focusing on the: (1) number of employees who were eligible to take a buyout and the number of employees who took buyouts from January 1993 through June 30, 1995; (2) extent to which these buyouts recipients were subsequently reemployed as civil servants or government contractors; and (3) management control...
Social Security: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration
T-HEHS-96-150: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed union activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA) and how these activities compare with other federal agencies, federal corporations, and the private sector. GAO noted that: (1) unions have significant involvement in operations and management decisions and union representatives use authorized paid time off to conduct their activities; (...
Employees' Travel Claims (NWTRB)
AIMD-96-93R: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: May 17, 1996.
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) requested GAO views on whether its two proposed changes for processing employee temporary duty travel claims conformed with GAO guidance. GAO noted that: (1) the NWTRB proposal to change the threshold for submitting receipts for expenses from $25 to $75 is acceptable as long as NWTRB implementation is consistent with General Services Administration...
Federal Personnel: Issues on the Need for the Public Health Service's Commissioned Corps
GGD-96-55: Published: May 7, 1996. Publicly Released: May 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Public Health Service's (PHS) Commissioned Corps, focusing on: (1) whether there continues to be a need for a commissioned corps with military-like pay, allowances, and benefits; and (2) potential costs if federal civilian employees performed the Corps' functions.GAO found that: (1) the Corps' original mission of providing med...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1997
IAP-96-15: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal year 1997.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) identify alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) identify options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) examine alternatives to the civil service...
Federal Employee Redress: A System in Need of Reform
T-GGD-96-110: Published: Apr 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1996.
GAO discussed the administrative redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the federal employee redress system is a complex and duplicative system that affords employees redress at three different levels; (2) the system is inefficient, expensive, and time-consuming because of its complexity and the variety of redress mechanisms available; (3) the system contains significant overlap...
Workforce Profile at SSA Baltimore
GGD-96-80R: Published: Apr 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of African-American employees at the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baltimore, Maryland, area operations. GAO noted that: (1) in September 1994, African-Americans constituted nearly 44 percent of the workforce in the Baltimore SSA operations, which was about 0.8 percent lower than in September 1989; (2) African-Ame...
USDA's Payments Through County Offices
RCED-96-102R: Published: Apr 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1996.
GAO reviewed Department of Agriculture (USDA) program payments made to county committee members and county office employees. GAO found that: (1) USDA distributed $115.7 billion through county offices between 1985 and 1995, of which county committee members and county office employees received about $1.1 billion, about 1 percent of all program payments; (2) while county committee members generally...
Workers' Compensation: Selected Comparisons of Federal and State Laws
GGD-96-76: Published: Apr 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on workers' compensation benefits, focusing on: (1) those benefits authorized by the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA); and (2) other workers' compensation provisions for federal and state workers.GAO found that: (1) FECA provides the same types of benefits to injured federal workers as those provided by states, the Longshore a...