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Federal Workers: Results of Studies on Federal Pay Varied Due to Differing Methodologies
GAO-12-564: Published: Jun 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2012.
Annual pay adjustments for the General Schedule (GS), the pay system covering the majority of federal workers, are either determined through the process specified in the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA) or set based on percent increases authorized directly by Congress. GS employees receive an across-the-board increase (ranging from 0 to 3.8 percent since FEPCA was implemente...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Employers' Experiences With ADR in the Workplace
GGD-97-157: Published: Aug 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), focusing on: (1) private sector companies' and federal agencies' reasons for using ADR; (2) the types of ADR these organizations have made available to their employees through procedures other than those under collective bargaining agreements and the extent to which they have put these ADR proces...
State Department: Provision of Residential Furniture Inconsistent With Best Practices
NSIAD-97-173R: Published: Jun 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1997.
GAO reviewed the State Department's procurement of residential furniture for its overseas employees.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's preliminary work indicates that State may be missing an opportunity to develop a more cost effective and efficient approach to purchasing furniture for its overseas employees; (2) the current process is inefficient because of its long cycle times, several handoffs, and subs...
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...
Improving Travel Management Governmentwide
156235: Dec 1, 1995
An interagency team was established in 1994 by the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) to address travel reengineering. Representing over two dozen organizations from the Executive and Legislative Branches of the federal government, the goals of the Travel Improvement Project were to identify and address obstacles that impeded use of best travel practices in the federal govern...
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 Personnel: Federal/Private Sector Pay Comparisons
OCE-95-1: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
GAO reviewed the methodologies for estimating the differences between federal and private-sector white-collar pay, focusing on possible explanations for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the federal/private pay gap.GAO found that: (1) there are two main factors that account for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the pay gap; (2) official estimates s...
Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...