Proposed legislation (41 - 50 of 256 items)
Child Labor: Work Permit and Death and Injury Reporting Systems in Selected States
HRD-92-44FS: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared how state certification procedures for child labor differ from the federally-mandated child labor work permit system that would be established under the Child Labor Amendments of 1992, focusing on: (1) how state work permit systems in three states differ from the type of system that the proposed legislation would require; and (2) changes those stat...
Medical Residents: Options Exist to Make Student Loan Payments Manageable
HRD-92-21: Published: Nov 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated medical residents' ability to repay their educational debts.GAO found that: (1) medical residents who are required to make principal or interest payments on their Stafford loans could incur financial hardship; (2) without forbearance, third- and fifth-year residents would spend about 17 and 18 percent, respectively, of gross income to repay their...
Amending the Job Training Partnership Act: Inadequate Oversight Among Issues That Need to Be Addressed
T-HRD-91-28: Published: May 9, 1991. Publicly Released: May 9, 1991.
GAO discussed amending the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on program oversight and implementation issues. GAO noted that: (1) lack of sufficient program oversight and monitoring left JTPA programs vulnerable to waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and (2) questionable practices at the local level, such as inaccurate reporting of administrative expenditures, excessive time spent on on-th...
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...
Solid Waste: Trade-offs Involved in Beverage Container Deposit Legislation
RCED-91-25: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential effects of a national beverage container deposit law.GAO found that: (1) beverage industry representatives reported that the capital and operating costs to implement deposit systems would hurt retailers and distributors because of additional transportation, storage, and labor costs; (2) beverage and container manufactur...
Motor Vehicle Safety: Information on Recent Controversy Between NHTSA and Consumer Group
RCED-90-221: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed controversies and conflicts between a private consumer group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), focusing on: (1) NHTSA closing of 25 safety-defect investigations; (2) proposals for judicial reviews of NHTSA decisions to deny petitions to open safety-defect investigations; (3) whether the group's allegations hindered NHT...
Employee Benefits: Trends in Retiree Health Coverage
T-HRD-90-51: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1990.
GAO discussed company-sponsored retiree health coverage. GAO found that: (1) only about 4 percent of all companies provide retiree health coverage; (2) companies with retiree health benefits were generally larger, employing 40 percent of private-sector workers; (3) about 9 million retirees are currently in company-sponsored plans, and about 39 percent of those are under age 65; (4) 64 million of 9...
National Security Review of Two Foreign Acquisitions in the Semiconductor Sector
T-NSIAD-90-47: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process for two foreign investments and commented on proposed legislation relating to GAO access to certain kinds of government data on foreign investment. GAO found that: (1) the acquisitions of two major semiconductor companies showed inconsistencies in U.S. defense technology policy; (2) the CFIUS case-by-cas...
Unemployment Insurance: Trust Fund Reserves Inadequate to Meet Recession Needs
HRD-90-124: Published: May 31, 1990. Publicly Released: May 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the potential impact of a severe recession on the financial status of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system.GAO found that: (1) the UI system appears to be inadequate to handle a severe recession; (2) the Department of Labor's (DOL) model indicates that a severe recession in 1991 would result in 22 states having to borrow an estimated $17.4 billio...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...