Compensation (61 - 70 of 106 items)
Proposal To Lower the Federal Compensation Comparability Standard Has Not Been Substantiated
FPCD-82-4: Published: Jan 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to analyze the President's pay reform proposal to: (1) revise the comparability standard to allow for adjusting both pay and benefits to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal and non-Federal employees performing the same levels of work; (2) set Federal compensation levels at 94 percent of non-Federal levels; (3) permit the inclusion of State and local governments i...
Alternatives to the Current Method of Computing General Schedule Pay
FPCD-81-60: Published: Aug 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1981.
GAO was asked to determine the costs that could be saved if the method of compensating General Schedule employees was based on the actual work hours in a calendar year. Currently, General Schedule employees' annual salaries are based on 2,080 hours, or 260 workdays, even though there are usually one or two additional workdays in a calendar year for which employees are also paid.GAO identified two...
Federal Judiciary's Court Reporting System
116449: Jun 26, 1981
Many court reporters are taking advantage of the present system for recording and transcribing Federal district court proceedings by overcharging litigants for transcripts; operating private businesses out of space provided by Federal courts; and using substitutes rather than personally providing the services for which they were hired. The system is costly to both the courts and litigants and is p...
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...
Cost-of-Living Allowances for Federal Employees in Nonforeign Areas Should Be Based on Spendable Income
FPCD-81-48: Published: May 13, 1981. Publicly Released: May 13, 1981.
The purpose of a cost-of-living allowance is to enable a Federal employee in a nonforeign area to maintain purchasing power similar to that of a comparable Federal employee in Washington, D.C. In a May 1979 report to the President, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recognized the reasons for adopting spendable income as the base for cost-of-living allowances but did not propose this change...
An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
Problems in Developing and Implementing a Total Compensation Plan for Federal Employees
FPCD-81-12: Published: Dec 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
Legislation has been introduced which would give the President authority to adjust the rates of pay, benefits other than retirement, or both in order to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal employees and employees in the private sector. GAO and others have recommended that both pay and benefits be compared so that Federal total compensation can be equated to private sector tota...
Total Compensation Comparability for Federal Employees
FPCD-80-82: Published: Sep 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO was requested to review the Administration's proposed total compensation comparability system and to determine how it would affect civilian employees in the Federal Government. In assessing the feasibility of total compensation comparability, GAO addressed the appropriateness of benefits included in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) analysis, the importance of the secondary benefits t...
Views and Comments on H.R. 7086
B-198847: Published: Jul 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1980.
GAO commented on a bill to provide that: (1) the authority of the President to submit any alternative plan for pay comparability adjustments be available only if general wage guidelines or controls are in effect; and (2) the overall percentage of any pay adjustment proposed under any such alternative plan be not less than the pay adjustment generally permitted under the general wage guidelines and...
Comments on H.R. 224
B-197290: Published: Mar 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed to provide for equitable waiver in the compromise and collection of Federal claims. GAO believes that the bill should be passed to improve the waiver process. It also recommends that the bill be expanded to allow waiver of overpayments of travel and transportation expenses and allowances and relocation expenses. If Congress should adopt this recommendation, GAO is off...