Compensation (21 - 30 of 106 items)
Recruitment and Retention: Inadequate Federal Pay Cited as Primary Problem by Agency Officials
GGD-90-117: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
GAO examined the causes of federal employee recruitment and retention difficulties and their effects on federal agencies, focusing on 11 white-collar occupations with high national quit rates in 16 metropolitan areas.GAO found that surveyed federal agency personnel and line managers believed that: (1) low federal pay was the most important reason employees left or applicants declined federal emplo...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-27: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed federal white-collar pay reform. GAO noted that: (1) federal salary comparability with the private sector has eroded because annual federal pay increases have lagged behind the private sector since 1978 and because of geographic variances in average salaries; (2) various federal agencies have suffered personnel retention and constituent service problems because of eroding pay compara...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-22: Published: Mar 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the issue of federal white-collar employee pay reform and the need for employee pay-setting principles and processes. GAO found that: (1) the salary comparability principle adopted in 1962 has been ineffective; (2) increases necessary to maintain comparability with rates paid by nonfederal employers have not been granted for many years; (3) national average nonfederal salary rates us...
Federal Pay: U.S. Park Police Compensation Compared With That of Other Police Units
GGD-89-92: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Park Police and 11 other federal and nonfederal police units in the Washington, D.C., area, focusing on: (1) how Park Police pay and benefits compared with the other police units; and (2) possible Park Police personnel recruiting and retention problems.GAO found that: (1) six of the eight police units paid starting annual sa...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 68, August 1989
087842: Aug 1, 1989
This document is one in a series of monthly pamphlets which will be consolidated on an annual basis and entitled Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. The annual volumes have been published since the establishment of the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921. Decisions are rendered to heads of departments and establishments and to disbursing and cert...
Locality Pay for Federal Employees
T-GGD-89-27: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
GAO discussed locality pay for federal employees. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government set federal pay rates to ensure that it would pay federal employees fairly, the uniform general schedule pay system did not equitably compensate employees doing the same work in different locations; (2) differences in private-sector pay rates for certain occupations across localities resulted in d...
College Students' Perceptions of the Federal Government as an Employer
T-GGD-89-32: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
GAO discussed how college students perceive the federal government as an employer. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government would require employees with increased skill levels, it was not in a competitive position and had difficulty in recruiting and retaining quality personnel; (2) many students did not know that federal jobs were available, believed that applying for federal employmen...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...