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Federal Workers' Compensation: Questions to Consider in Changing Benefits for Older Beneficiaries
GAO-11-854T: Published: Jul 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2011.
This testimony discusses issues related to possible changes to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program, a topic that we have reported on in the past. At the end of chargeback year 2010, the FECA program, administered by the Department of Labor (Labor) had paid more than $1.88 billion in wage-loss compensation, impairment, and death benefits, and another $898.1 million for medical an...
Federal Workers' Compensation: Issues Associated With Changing Benefits for Older Beneficiaries
GAO-11-655T: Published: May 12, 2011. Publicly Released: May 12, 2011.
This testimony discusses issues related to possible changes to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program, a topic that we have reported on in the past. At the end of chargeback year 2010, the FECA program, administered by the Department of Labor (Labor) paid more than $1.88 billion in wage-loss compensation, impairment, and death benefits, and another $898.1 million for medical and re...
Inspectors General: Proposals to Strengthen Independence and Accountability
GAO-07-1021T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
H.R. 928, Improving Government Accountability Act, contains proposals intended to enhance the independence of the inspectors general and to create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. This testimony provides information and views about the specific proposals based on GAO's prior work. We believe that effective, ongoing coordination of the federal oversight efforts of GA...
Occupational Safety: Selected Cost and Benefit Implications of Needlestick Prevention Devices for Hospitals
GAO-01-60R: Published: Nov 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2000.
Because of the serious concern for health care workers in the United States, GAO examined the benefit and cost implications of purchasing needlestick prevention devices for hospitals. GAO estimates about 69,000 needlesticks in hospitals can be prevented in 1 year through the use of needles with safety features. Eliminating these needlesticks could reduce the number of health care workers who becom...
Federal Health Care: Comments on H.R. 4401, the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000
T-AIMD-00-240: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000 (H.R. 4401), which calls for the development of an immediate claim, administration, payment resolution, and data collection system, focusing on the: (1) effects of the system on the claims process of both the Medicare part B program and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP); and...
Civil Service Reform: Observations on Demonstration Authority, the Use of Official Time, and the Administrative Redress System
T-GGD-98-160: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed three issues addressed in the proposed Federal Employees Integrity, Performance, and Compensation Improvement Act of 1998, focusing on the: (1) use of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration project authority; (2) use of official time to support employee union activities; and (3) administrative redress system for federal employees.GAO noted that: (1) the pe...
Occupational Safety and Health: Violations of Safety and Health Regulations by Federal Contractors
HEHS-96-157: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal contractors' compliance with federal occupational safety and health regulations.GAO found that: (1) federal contracts are awarded to employers violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 261 federal contractors received penalties of at least $15,000 for violating OSHA regulations; (3) 5 percent of...
Civil Service Reform: Redress System Implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996
T-GGD-96-160: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996 on the redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would eliminate jurisdictional overlap between the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) EEOC would be in charge of investigating the merits of individual EEOC complaints...
Governmentwide Travel Management: Views on the Proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act
T-AIMD-96-127: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
GAO discussed the provisions of the proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act, focusing on governmentwide travel practices. GAO found that the proposed legislation would: (1) make federal travel practices more similar to private- sector practices; (2) result in significant efficiency gains and cost savings; (3) allow employees to travel without authorization documents, automate and streamline expense...
H.R. 3078, The Federal Agency Anti-Lobbying Act
T-OGC-96-18: Published: May 15, 1996. Publicly Released: May 15, 1996.
GAO provided information on the proposed Federal Agency Anti-Lobbying Act, focusing on: (1) the role that the legislation would play in investigating alleged anti-lobbying restrictions; (2) the lobbying activities that H.R. 3078 would restrict; and (3) the potential impact of H.R. 3078 on the GAO workload. GAO noted that: (1) the legislation would not affect its role in investigating anti-lobbying...