Private sector (41 - 50 of 56 items)
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...
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...
The Government's Use of Civil Servants and Contractors
115590: Jun 24, 1981
GAO reports have shown that Federal agencies have used contractor personnel to do work that involves basic management functions. Although contractors may not be making final decisions, GAO is concerned about the extent to which contractors are influencing the agencies' control of Federal programs and policies. Federal agencies are also using Government employees to provide commercial services that...
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...
Prohibition Against Use of Commercial Travel Agents for Government Travel
B-202292: Published: Mar 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
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...
Supervisor to Nonsupervisor Ratios in the Federal Government and the Private Sector
FPCD-80-65: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
In response to a request to compare supervisor to nonsupervisor ratios between the Federal Government and private industry, GAO obtained available statistical data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The usefulness of aggregate data such as supervisor to nonsupervisor ratios is very limited. GAO had strong reservations about the data collected and the compar...
Determining Federal Compensation: Changes Needed To Make the Processes More Equitable and Credible
FPCD-80-17: Published: Nov 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1979.
Federal employees' pay is governed by the comparability principle. This is a concept designed to insure employees and the Nation's other taxpayers that pay is equitable and comparable with pay in the private sector. There are problems with the comparability system, and reform is needed. The roles of the parties involved in the system and the problems that proposed legislation will not correct were...
Federal Compensation Comparability: Need for Congressional Action
FPCD-78-60: Published: Jul 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1978.
Most federal employees' pay is governed by the legislated principle of comparability with pay in the private sector. Nonfederal pay rates vary among geographic areas, types of industries, size of establishments, and occupations. Provisions of the federal pay-setting processes generally prevent the government from considering such variances. This results in overpayment or underpayment of federal em...
Cost of Placing and Maintaining AID Personnel Overseas
ID-78-41: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
In response to a congressional inquiry, the documentation the Agency for International Development (AID) used to arrive at cost estimates for placing personnel abroad was reviewed, and AID costs were compared with allowances provided by other agencies and the private sector. The AID approach to identifying initial assignment costs involved two steps: (1) determination of what items would be needed...