Federal agencies (51 - 60 of 79 items)
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
Views Regarding Provisions of S. 2652
B-199549(BRP): Published: Aug 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1980.
GAO recommended that legislation be enacted to permit Federal agencies to reimburse their employees for residence sale and purchase expenses upon transfer from an overseas post to a new duty station in the United States. At the present time, such expenses are not reimbursable. This is a provision which is unduly harsh and impacts heavily on Federal employees who are recruited to perform overseas t...
White Collar Crime in Government--How We Are Combating It
113589: May 19, 1980
The extent of fraud against the Federal Government is not known since it is often hidden within apparently legitimate undertakings and can go undetected and unreported. Opportunities for fraud, however, are tremendous when one considers the number of Federal programs, the large number of people involved in spending and controlling the monies, and the size of the annual budget. The large portion of...
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...
The Federal Labor Relations Authority: Its First Year in Operation
FPCD-80-40: Published: Apr 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1980.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), an independent, bipartisan, and neutral third party for resolving labor-management relations disputes in the Federal Government, became a statutory agency on January 11, 1979, under the Civil Service Reform Act. The Act guarantees Federal employees the right to bargain collectively through their chosen representatives and established procedures for adj...
Review of Decisions Regarding Restoration of Forfeited Annual Leave
B-197438(JAB): Published: Mar 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1980.
A review was requested of certain Comptroller General decisions on the restoration of forfeited annual leave. It was felt that these decisions were based upon an erroneous interpretation of the law, and on a definition of administrative error that was not intended by Congress. GAO based the decisions on the congressional intention that restoration of leave would be authorized if the leave were los...
Federal Agency Standards of Employee Conduct Need Improvement
FPCD-80-8: Published: Oct 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1979.
Basic standards of conduct for government officials were prescribed in a recent Executive Order. Standards of employee conduct developed by federal agencies often differ in the ways they are interpreted and applied. Differences in agency application of standards result from statutes applicable to individual agencies and different agency responsibilities.The basic philosophy underlying the applicat...
Assistance to Displaced Federal Civilian Employees--Avoiding Loss of Needed Trained Personnel
FPCD-80-3: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
A review was made of assistance provided to Federal civilian employees displaced from their positions through no fault of their own when agencies reorganize or act to adjust to program, funding, personnel ceilings, or other changes. The review was conducted at six selected Federal facilities representing both civilian and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies in the Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Uta...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
094367: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
107986: Dec 4, 1978
The Government's financial assistance programs are vulnerable targets of fraud and related white-collar crimes. The identification of the extent, nature, and frequency of these illegal acts, together with strong internal controls and effective audit coverage, is essential, but several agencies reviewed were not doing enough to identify fraud. No one knows the magnitude of fraud against the Governm...