Reductions in force (21 - 30 of 37 items)
Downsizing at the U.S. General Accounting Office: Personnel Appeals Board
A05003: Jan 1, 1995
In 1995, Congress sent a legislative branch appropriations bill to the President that reduced the fiscal year 1996 budget of the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) by 15 percent. At the same time, Congress indicated that it would be calling for an additional 10 percent reduction in GAO's budget for fiscal year 1997. In order to accommodate those reductions, GAO determined that it would have to t...
Federal Employment: The Results to Date of the Fiscal Year 1994 Buyouts at Non-Defense Agencies
T-GGD-94-214: Published: Sep 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed non-Department of Defense agencies' use of buyouts to reduce the federal workforce, focusing on: (1) whether these buyouts help mitigate reductions in force (RIF); (2) buyouts' costs and potential savings; (3) whether the buyouts affect the agencies' ability to accomplish their missions; (4) whether contractors are used to backfill vacancies creat...
Defense Force Management: Challenges Facing DOD as It Continues to Downsize Its Civilian Work Force
NSIAD-93-123: Published: Feb 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) reduction of its civilian workforce.GAO found that: (1) DOD had reduced its civilian workforce by 127,000 positions, which represented half of its targeted reductions; (2) sizeable reductions were still required to meet workforce goals, and most reductions would come from the Army and Navy civilian workforces; (3) DOD lacks clear guidel...
Dislocated Workers: Implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
T-HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs covered by the act; (2) employers' notices of closures and layoffs; and (3) employers' view of the act's impact on their workers and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) in 1990, 64 percent of layoffs affecting 50 or more employees in firms em...
Dislocated Workers: Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act Not Meeting Its Goals
HRD-93-18: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and congressional requests, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs that were subject to WARN provisions; (2) whether employers are providing advance notice as required; (3) WARN implementation and enforcement difficulties; and (4) employ...
Defense Force Management: Expanded Focus in Monitoring Civilian Force Reductions Is Needed
T-NSIAD-92-19: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed its views on the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of civilian force reductions, focusing on: (1) the accuracy and completeness of the DOD 5-year master plan; and (2) whether the plan provided an adequate baseline for monitoring force reductions involving commercial and industrial workers. GAO noted that: (1) by the end of fiscal year (FY) 1997, DOD expects to reduce its total...
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...
Plant Closings: Evaluation of Cost Estimate of Proposed Advance Notice Requirement
HRD-88-71: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined a private firm's report on the costs of proposed legislation requiring businesses to provide employees with advance notice of closures or layoffs.GAO found that the study concluded that advance notice laws could have resulted in: (1) 460,000 fewer jobs in the United States between 1982 and 1986; and (2) employers incurring additional yearly costs o...
Plant Closings: Limited Advance Notice and Assistance Provided Dislocated Workers
HRD-87-105: Published: Jul 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
GAO surveyed 2,600 business establishments to determine the: (1) extent of business closures and permanent layoffs between January 1983 and December 1984; (2) length of advance notice businesses provided to affected workers; and (3) assistance employers offered to their dislocated workers.GAO found that: (1) 1.3 million workers lost their jobs between 1983 and 1984 due to closures and permanent la...
Plant Closings: Information on Advance Notice and Assistance to Dislocated Workers
HRD-87-86BR: Published: Apr 17, 1987. Publicly Released: May 4, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent of assistance and advance notice provided to workers dislocated as the result of plant closings and permanent layoffs.GAO estimated that 16,200 businesses with 50 or more employees either closed or had a permanent layoff, resulting in the dislocation of 1.3 million workers during 1983 and 1984. GAO found that: (1) most of...