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Federal Workers' Compensation: Issues Associated With Changing Benefits for Older Beneficiaries
GAO-11-655T: Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.
This testimony discusses issues related to possible changes to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program, a topic that we have reported on in the past. At the end of chargeback year 2010, the FECA program, administered by the Department of Labor (Labor) paid more than $1.88 billion in wage-loss compensation, impairment, and death benefits, and another $898.1 million for medical and re...
Civil Service Reform: Observations on Demonstration Authority, the Use of Official Time, and the Administrative Redress System
T-GGD-98-160: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed three issues addressed in the proposed Federal Employees Integrity, Performance, and Compensation Improvement Act of 1998, focusing on the: (1) use of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration project authority; (2) use of official time to support employee union activities; and (3) administrative redress system for federal employees.GAO noted that: (1) the pe...
Civil Service Reform: Redress System Implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996
T-GGD-96-160: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996 on the redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would eliminate jurisdictional overlap between the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) EEOC would be in charge of investigating the merits of individual EEOC complaints...
Governmentwide Travel Management: Views on the Proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act
T-AIMD-96-127: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
GAO discussed the provisions of the proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act, focusing on governmentwide travel practices. GAO found that the proposed legislation would: (1) make federal travel practices more similar to private- sector practices; (2) result in significant efficiency gains and cost savings; (3) allow employees to travel without authorization documents, automate and streamline expense...
HEHS-96-9R: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials engaged in activities with mining industry executives to discredit proposed legislation affecting MSHA. GAO noted that: (1) MSHA officials reported that they actively communicated their opposition to the proposed legislation, but they did not urge anyone to contact congressional represe...
Terminating Federal Helium Refining
RCED-95-252R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible consequences of proposed legislation to end the Bureau of Mines' production and sale of refined helium. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau estimates that production and sale of refined helium could cease within 6 months after legislation is passed and that other related actions could be completed within 2 years if no conting...
Federal Employment: GAO's Observations on H.R. 4719, the Federal Service Priority Placement Act of 1994
T-GGD-94-213: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a governmentwide interagency placement program (IPP) for displaced federal employees affected by reductions in force (RIF). GAO noted that: (1) it fully supports the bill's goal of placing RIF employees in other federal jobs; (2) RIF workers can be a valuable resource to federal agencies beca...
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...
Family and Medical Leave Cost Estimate
HRD-93-14R: Published: Feb 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an estimate of the costs of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) eligibility and length of leave allowed; (2) health insurance coverage and employer costs; and (3) the size of the population that would be eligible to take leave under the proposal. GAO noted that: (1) employer costs of continuing health insurance coverage for e...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...