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Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
129370: Mar 19, 1986
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on federal pay, focusing on issues it raised in various audit reports over a 12-year period. GAO noted that: (1) the differential between federal and private sector pay rates averaged about 19 percent in 1985 and is expected to increase; (2) while the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will start to gather state and local government pay data for inf...
Travel Practices: Use of Airline Bonus Coupons and Privately Funded Travel by AID Employees
NSIAD-86-26: Published: Nov 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) procedures for: (1) controlling and using promotional materials such as bonus flight coupons in conjunction with official travel; and (2) avoiding conflicts of interest in connection with official travel funded by private sources.The major U.S. airlines have instituted frequent-flyer programs which e...
Comparison of Federal and Private Sector Pay and Benefits
GGD-85-72: Published: Sep 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided current information on private sector and federal white-collar employee compensation packages. By law, federal employees' salaries are set at a level equitable and comparable with similar levels of work in the private sector, unless the President proposes alternative federal pay rates. There is no such requirement for benefits comparability. GAO an...
Comparison of GPO Pay and Classification System to Other Federal and Private Sector Systems
122382: Sep 21, 1983
GAO discussed its report which compared the Government Printing Office's (GPO) pay and classification system to those of other Federal and private sector systems. GAO found that GPO employees who collectively bargain receive higher wages than printing and lithographic employees at other Federal agencies or in the private sector in the Washington, D.C., area. GPO employees averaged 42 percent more...
Status Report on the Administration's Proposals for Budgetary Savings in FY 1983
PAD-83-43: Published: Jun 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
GAO provided information regarding the current status of nine management initiatives to reduce the Federal debt and updated the administration's estimates of the potential savings for fiscal year (FY) 1983.The administration proposed saving $20.3 billion during FY 1983 by carrying out nine management initiatives: prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse; improved debt collection; Federal employment r...
Additional Improvements Needed in the National Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical Pay
FPCD-82-32: Published: Apr 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1982.
GAO reviewed the results of the National Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical (PATC) Pay. This survey is made annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to collect private enterprise data for use by the President's Pay Agent in assessing and adjusting salary rates of Federal white- collar employees.GAO found a in a previous review that changes could be made to the...
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...
Potential Problem With Federal Tax System Postemployment Conflicts of Interest Can Be Prevented
GGD-81-87: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO evaluated the administration of the post-Federal employment restrictions by the Departments of Justice and the Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to determine if their controls were adequate to prevent, identify, and remedy conflicts of interest in the Federal tax system. The positions covered in the review were selected because they involved responsibilities conducive to...
Views on Senate Joint Resolution 93
B-204276: Published: Aug 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on Senate Joint Resolution 93 which clarifies and reaffirms that it is the general policy of the U.S. Government to rely on competitive private enterprise to supply the products and services it needs whenever competitive industry prices are available. This policy shall be administered by the Director, Office of Budget and Management (OMB), and the Administrator, Office...