Proposed legislation (11 - 20 of 75 items)
Advance Notice: Public and Private Sector Policy and Practice
T-HRD-91-19: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the public and private sector's policies and practices for advance notice of business closures and mass layoffs. GAO noted that: (1) Congress enacted legislation that required states to organize local assistance response teams to encourage the establishment of labor-management committees to help implement assistance to dislocated workers; (2) Congress enacted legislation requiring la...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Achieving Cost Efficiencies in Commercial Activities
T-GGD-90-35: Published: Apr 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1990.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 Program, designed to encourage competition between the federal work force and the private sector for providing commercial services to government agencies, and the potential impact of proposed legislation that would require a commercial activities cost study program. GAO noted that: (1) agencies did not fully accept the A-76 pr...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-27: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed federal white-collar pay reform. GAO noted that: (1) federal salary comparability with the private sector has eroded because annual federal pay increases have lagged behind the private sector since 1978 and because of geographic variances in average salaries; (2) various federal agencies have suffered personnel retention and constituent service problems because of eroding pay compara...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-22: Published: Mar 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the issue of federal white-collar employee pay reform and the need for employee pay-setting principles and processes. GAO found that: (1) the salary comparability principle adopted in 1962 has been ineffective; (2) increases necessary to maintain comparability with rates paid by nonfederal employers have not been granted for many years; (3) national average nonfederal salary rates us...
Persons With Disabilities: Reports on Costs of Accommodations
HRD-90-44BR: Published: Jan 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential costs of proposed legislation prohibiting private-sector employment discrimination against disabled persons.GAO identified 12 published reports that estimated the costs of accommodating the disabled, noting that: (1) the reports had limited value for estimating the costs of implementing the employment discrimination leg...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
H.R. 4574: Reauthorization of the Inspector General Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
T-GGD-88-37: Published: Jun 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would: (1) permanently establish the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures; and (2) modify the government employees' suggestion awards program. GAO found that the proposed legislation: (1) did not address awards for disclosures to government officials other than IG or for disclosures yielding intangible benefits; and (2) woul...
H.R. 3565--Allowing for the Garnishment of Federal Employees' Pay for Commercial Debt
T-GGD-88-11: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3565, legislation proposed to subject federal employees to wage garnishment for commercial debts. GAO found that: (1) although all federal employees are subject to garnishment for child support and alimony payments, only a few agencies' employees are currently subject to garnishment for commercial debt collection; (2) the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects most federal civi...
Parental Leave: Estimated Costs of H.R. 925, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
HRD-88-34: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO estimated the cost to employers of H.R. 925, a bill that would permit employees to take up to 10 weeks of unpaid leave over a 2-year period upon the birth, adoption, or serious illness of a child or parent and up to 15 weeks every 2 years for their own illness. The bill would apply to firms of 50 or more persons during the first 3 years after enactment,...