Labor relations (11 - 20 of 62 items)
U.S. Postal Service: Labor-Management Problems Persist on the Workroom Floor (Volume I)
GGD-94-201A: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed labor-management relations at the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on: (1) past efforts to improve relations; and (2) further opportunities to improve relations.GAO found that: (1) labor-management problems have persisted for years at the Postal Service because leadership at all levels is unable to work together without third-party intervention to set...
U.S. Postal Service: Labor-Management Problems Persist on the Workroom Floor (Volume II)
GGD-94-201B: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed labor-management relations at the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the: (1) Service's efforts to change its corporate culture and become more competitive; (2) status of union-management relations; (3) work environment and labor relations problems in mail processing and delivery operations; and (4) Service's and unions' efforts to improve the work e...
Application of Laws: Comments on the Congressional Accountability Act--S. 2071
T-OGC-94-2: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed application of certain employment protection laws to Congress and its agencies. GAO noted that: (1) S. 2071 is the most comprehensive bill that provides aggrieved employees a grievance system analogous to the one available to GAO employees; (2) the executive branch does not enforce employee protection laws at GAO because of conflicts of interest and the potential comprom...
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
Views of Mid-Level Staff
150180: Oct 28, 1993
GAO discussed the views of its mid-level staff, focusing on: (1) communication and trust within GAO; (2) the GAO work environment; and (3) the rewards, recognition, and compensation systems. GAO noted that: (1) only 20 percent of surveyed employees believe that management is willing to listen to and consider the views of individuals and employee groups; (2) only 24 percent of the survey respondent...
INS Corrective Action
GGD-93-46R: Published: Jun 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on corrective actions the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) negotiated after INS inappropriately acted against several of its agents, focusing on: (1) the status of the corrective actions; and (2) new allegations of INS harassment. GAO found that: (1) INS has complied with all the corre...
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...
Labor-Management Relations: Tennessee Valley Authority Situation Needs to Improve
GGD-91-129: Published: Sep 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) labor-management relations, focusing on: (1) the basis for TVA exemption from federal labor relations laws that apply to most other federal agencies; and (2) alternatives for improving TVA labor-management relations.GAO found that: (1) TVA employees collectively bargained with TVA management through TVA policy...
Use of Permanent Strike Replacements
T-HRD-91-9: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO discussed employers' hiring of permanent employees to replace striking workers, focusing on: (1) the trend in the number of strikes; (2) use of permanent strike replacements in 1985 and 1989; and (3) opinions about how often employers hired permanent replacements for strikes occurring between 1985 and 1990 as compared with strikes occurring between 1975 and 1980. GAO noted that: (1) strikes re...
Labor-Management Relations: Strikes and the Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1970s and 1980s
HRD-91-2: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed strike trends and employers' use of permanent replacements for striking workers in 1985 and 1989 to assess the need for legislation that would prohibit this practice.GAO found that: (1) the number of work stoppages reported to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) declined sharply from 2,660 a year between 1970 and 1979 to 1,250 a y...