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Federal Employees: OPM Data Do Not Identify if Temporary Employees Work for Extended Periods
GAO-02-296: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2002.
In the early 1990s, concerns arose that federal agencies were retaining employees in an ongoing series of temporary appointments without benefits or tenure. For fiscal years 1991 through 2000, 10 agencies accounted for 90 percent of all temporary limited employees hired governmentwide. During this period, the number of temporary limited employees hired governmentwide declined by 47 percent--from 2...
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...
Review of Compensation Comparability Report
GGD-96-34R: Published: Oct 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a report comparing federal civilian pay and private-sector pay. GAO noted that: (1) in contrast to a number of other studies, the report concludes that federal civilian employees receive about 51 percent more in salaries, wages, and benefits over their careers than do private-sector employees and that a 33.7 percent wage reduction is needed to brin...
Federal Employment: H.R. 4361, Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act
T-GGD-94-152: Published: May 18, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act. GAO noted that: (1) allowing spouses to share leave could be beneficial to their families; (2) the leave-sharing bill would not change the total amount of leave available to federal employees or the discretion of federal agencies to grant or deny annual leave; (3) federal employees have expressed considerable interest in the l...
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
Federal Employment: Reauthorization of the Federal Employees Leave Sharing Act of 1988
T-GGD-93-29: Published: May 13, 1993. Publicly Released: May 13, 1993.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Federal Employees Leave Sharing Act of 1988. GAO noted that: (1) the leave sharing program has operated successfully and federal agencies and employees favor its continuance; (2) the program's administrative costs are low; (3) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) believes leave sharing is viable and has recommended continuing the program with the leave...
Federal Employment: Impact of President's Economic Plan on Federal Employees' Pay and Benefits
T-GGD-93-8: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the impact of the President's economic plan on federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the government needs to attract and retain employees of high caliber to meet the challenges facing the government; (2) it has identified the importance of federal pay reform to attract and retain quality employees; (3) the President's proposals represent a reversal of positive steps taken to address...
[Conversion of Intermittent Employment Status to Temporary Part-Time for Annuitant Serving on NRC Advisory Committee]
B-251181: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1993.
No summary is currently available...
The Changing Workforce: Demographic Issues Facing Employers
T-GGD-92-61: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1992.
GAO discussed demographic estimates of and employers' responses to changes in the federal and nonfederal sector labor force. GAO noted that: (1) the number of women participating in the labor force has increased to 57 million, and employers are offering child and elder care assistance, flexible work schedules, flexible benefits, and parental leave benefits; (2) minority involvement in the work for...
Federal Employment: How Federal Employees View the Government as a Place to Work
GGD-92-91: Published: Jun 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1992.
GAO surveyed a random sample of federal employees, focusing on the respondents': (1) experiences working for the federal government; (2) employment conditions compared to their expectations before they started work; (3) plans for staying with or leaving the federal government; and (4) views on possible employment policy changes.GAO found that: (1) two-thirds of respondents said they probably or de...