Civilian employees (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Federal Civilian Personnel: A Work Force Undergoing Change
FPCD-83-9: Published: Oct 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1982.
GAO reported on the current and emerging federal civilian personnel issues and raised questions that may be addressed in the future.In fiscal year 1982, 2.8 million federal civilian employees will be paid $90 billion in salaries and benefits which represents approximately 20 percent of the federal budget. The government's objectives regarding the effective management of these employees are to ensu...
Computation of Cost-of-Living Allowances for Uniformed Personnel Could Be More Accurate
FPCD-82-8: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the methodology used to compute cost-of-living allowances (COLA's) for federal personnel because there were concerns about its appropriateness.GAO found that the Department of Defense (DOD) uses an out-dated spendable income table on which to base COLA payments and adjustments for environmental factors resulting in undercompensation for some uniformed personnel and overcompensation fo...
Equity and Effectiveness of AAFES Personnel Policies: Issues and Concerns
FPCD-81-53: Published: Jul 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed certain Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) personnel policies and procedures applicable to Universal Annual (UA) employees to identify ways in which AAFES can more equitably or effectively manage its UA work force.Several areas were noted where increased management attention could benefit AAFES and could provide more effective use of nonappropriated funds. GAO specifically id...
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...
Automated Career Management for DOD Civilians: Performance and Potential
FPCD-81-3: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
The manner in which the Department of Defense (DOD) recruits, selects, develops, and uses its civilian personnel determines its ability to provide an effective defense work force and maintain ongoing military readiness. The Automated Career Management System (ACMS), a computer-based civilian personnel inventory, appraisal, and referral system, has unrealized potential as an information tool for ma...
Disparate Management of Small Arms by Federal Civil Agencies
LCD-81-5: Published: Oct 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1980.
A review was made of the management of small arms (handguns, rifles, and shotguns) by civilian agencies throughout the Federal Government.GAO found that approximately 50,000 employees in more than 40 Federal civil agencies are assigned to carry small arms and ammunition. GAO reviewed how these agencies manage their small arms resources and capability and found that there was no central management...
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...
Special Agents Should Be Phased Out as FBI Crime Laboratory Examiners
GGD-80-60: Published: Jul 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1980.
Within the criminal justice community, the high costs of the special pay and retirement benefits granted to law enforcement officers have prompted analysis of the need for officers to staff support positions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime laboratory represents an untapped opportunity to achieve economies by replacing special agents with civilian examiners. Of the four major Feder...
Assistance to Displaced Federal Civilian Employees--Avoiding Loss of Needed Trained Personnel
FPCD-80-3: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
A review was made of assistance provided to Federal civilian employees displaced from their positions through no fault of their own when agencies reorganize or act to adjust to program, funding, personnel ceilings, or other changes. The review was conducted at six selected Federal facilities representing both civilian and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies in the Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Uta...
Managing the Federal Work Force: Major Issues
FPCD-80-22: Published: Oct 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1979.
The major issues associated with managing the Federal work force are outlined based on the audit plans of the GAO Federal Personnel and Compensation Division. The Federal Government employs about 2.8 million civilians and 2 million active duty military personnel. Excluding the Postal Service, direct pay for these employees is estimated at $78.8 billion for 1980. Recent changes in the civil service...