Proposed legislation (21 - 30 of 75 items)
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
S. 552--The Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987
T-GGD-87-14: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposed federal pay equity study that the Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987 would require. In a previous report, GAO compared two potential approaches that were used to study the pay equity issue in the federal work force, specifically economic analysis and job content analysis. GAO found that the proposed bill would: (1) utilize both job evaluation and economic ana...
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
T-CRO-87-1: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed its parental leave policy and found that before 1982: (1) departmental heads had complete discretion to approve or disapprove requests for leave-without-pay; (2) the majority of expectant mothers used a combination of accrued or advanced annual or sick leave for maternal absences; (3) management sometimes based leave approval on how long it could spare an employee or whether the empl...
[Comments on H.R. 4636]
B-223280: Published: Sep 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on H.R. 4636, a bill that would require controlled substance testing programs for federal employees and contractor personnel having access to classified information. GAO found that the bill: (1) would raise problems of whether the testing programs would violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects individuals from...
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...
[Support for Enactment of H.R. 1890]
B-197290: Published: Dec 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1985.
GAO expressed its support for the enactment of H.R. 1890, which would extend the existing equitable waiver authority of the Comptroller General to allow for the waiver of collection of erroneous payments of travel, transportation, or relocation expenses to federal employees. Existing legislation provides the authority to waive collection of debts owed the United States arising out of erroneous pay...
[Questions Concerning the Appeals Process Available to GAO Employees]
B-167710: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented specific responses to questions concerning a bill that proposes to extend the Merit Systems Protection Board appeal rights to employees in the extended service, including GAO employees. GAO believes that its employees should be excluded from the provisions of the bill since the General Accounting Office Personnel Act created a Personnel Appeals...
Comments on H.R. 5743
B-207219: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5743. If enacted, this bill would amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to restore full comparability and within-grade increases to all employees in General Schedule grades 13 through 15 and to use quality step and incentive award funds to provide lump-sum performance bonuses. Since the bill would apply to all persons in these grades, not just...
Views on Specific Issues Included in Pending Legislation
B-205350: Published: Nov 12, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO offered its views on specific issues included in pending legislation on the Federal Employees' Compensation Program and listed other issues which it believes should be considered. Enactment of the provisions of H.R. 1176 and H.R. 2905 should: (1) reduce the number of minor and frivolous claims which are diverting the Labor Department's efforts from more serious claims; (2) reduce the cost to t...
[Comments on H.R. 5646]
B-215054: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided comments on H.R. 5646, which would extend the authority under which agencies' Inspectors General and the President may grant cash awards to Federal employees who disclose incidents of fraud, waste, or mismanagement within the Government. GAO stated that it supports enactment of the bill because most agencies are still in the early stages of impleme...