Compensation (61 - 70 of 95 items)
Extending H.R. 3564 and H.R. 4949 to Federal Examining
110546: Oct 10, 1979
The goal of the Federal employment programs is to hire qualified individuals based on merit principles giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete for a job. To achieve this goal various examining procedures have been designed to help assure that the most competent and productive people are employed. GAO supports the intent of both H.R. 3564 and 4949 with respect to improving the quality and a...
Reform of the Federal Regulation Act of 1979 (S. 262) and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979 (S. 755)
109981: Jul 26, 1979
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are different from other Federal employees because agencies are precluded by statute from appraising the ALJ's performance. This uniqueness causes numerous management and accountability problems. GAO is in support of the proposed legislation which addresses the ALJ issues. However, the legislation needs clarification in such areas as the purpose of ALJ appraisal, t...
Views on H.R. 3339, 96th Congress
111733: Jul 20, 1979
The GAO Career Level Council was established as an advisory group by the Comptroller General in 1969 and represents approximately one-half of the GAO professional staff. The Chairman of the Council presented views on H.R. 3339, a bill to provide for the employment and compensation of employees of GAO. The Council supported the broad objectives of the legislation, which are to improve the efficienc...
The Impact and Validity of PACE: A Federal Employment Examination
109388: May 15, 1979
A study of PACE (Professional and Administrative Career Examination) showed that 99 percent of the black applicants and 84 percent of the white applicants who took the test were screened out of competition because they did not score 90 or better on the test. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the test has been validated and research shows a clear relationship between performanc...
Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules in Federal Agencies
106881: Aug 21, 1978
S. 517 would authorize employees and agencies to experiment with flexible and compressed work schedules. The most common compressed work schedule found among 33 non-Federal organizations contacted by GAO was the 4-day, 40-hour workweek. Advantages noted for compressed schedules were increased productivity, better employee morale, and reduced short-term leave use. Disadvantages reported were fatigu...
Department of Defense Is Overcompensating Its Foreign Employees
FPCD-78-64: Published: Aug 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1978.
As of January 1, 1978, the Department of Defense (DOD) employed about 151,800 foreign nationals at foreign installations, including about 121,200 paid from appropriated funds. Almost 90 percent of the employees were located in five countries--Germany, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Italy. The Foreign Service Act provides that compensation for foreign national employees will be based on locally...
Feasibility of Establishing Interagency Pools of Clerical Personnel
FPCD-78-62: Published: Jul 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1978.
A survey on the feasibility of establishing interagency pools of clerical personnel to help meet the needs of federal agencies for short-term clerical help indicated that it is now time to give the concept a fair test. The need for short-term help appears significant, the demand stable, the concept proven in the private sector and in the State of California, and the potential for success in the fe...
GAO Reviews of the Professional Standards Review Program
106274: Jun 15, 1978
Two reviews of the Professional Standards Review Organizations (PSRO) program dealt with: (1) the validity of claims made by PSRO about cost savings and causes for medicare utilization changes observed in the study by the Office of Planning Evaluation and Legislation; and (2) staffing levels, salaries, and policies for members of selected PSRO's. When GAO recomputed savings reported in seven PSRO'...
Civil Service Reform and Reorganization
105693: Apr 12, 1978
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) presently serves as both the protector of employee rights and the promoter of efficient personnel management policy. The proposed Civil Service reorganization divides those two roles between two separate agencies, the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Office of Personnel Management. The Office of Personnel Management would develop personnel policies, provide...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...