Proposed legislation (81 - 90 of 256 items)
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
Federal Compensation: Estimated Cost of Proposed Change in Federal Firefighters' Work Week
GGD-88-2FS: Published: Oct 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) cost estimate for a separate pay system and altered work week for civilian fire fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the proposed legislation would increase hourly salary rates, the change to a 60-hour work week would lower annual salaries; (2) DOD did not consider the effect of work-hour reductions on military...
Plant Closings: Limited Advance Notice and Assistance Provided Dislocated Workers
HRD-87-105: Published: Jul 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
GAO surveyed 2,600 business establishments to determine the: (1) extent of business closures and permanent layoffs between January 1983 and December 1984; (2) length of advance notice businesses provided to affected workers; and (3) assistance employers offered to their dislocated workers.GAO found that: (1) 1.3 million workers lost their jobs between 1983 and 1984 due to closures and permanent la...
Worker Protection: Notifying Workers at Risk of Occupational Disease
HRD-87-90BR: Published: May 11, 1987. Publicly Released: May 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on legislative proposals to establish a federal health risk notification program for workers exposed to hazardous substances, focusing on: (1) the federal government's difficulties in carrying out risk notification; (2) the potential benefits and disadvantages to workers of risk notification; and (3) the possibility of expanding the...
[Recommendation for Relief From Liability for Retired Air Force Employee's Spouse]
B-226670: Published: May 18, 1987. Publicly Released: May 18, 1987.
GAO recommended that Congress enact legislation relieving the spouse of a retired Air Force employee of liability for travel expenses the Air Force erroneously paid her to accompany her husband to an award ceremony. GAO noted that the employee's spouse incurred the travel expenses in good faith; however, since there was no legal basis for allowing her to retain the payment, the federal government...
The Inspector General Act Amendments of 1987
T-AFMD-87-14: Published: May 12, 1987. Publicly Released: May 12, 1987.
GAO discussed: (1) proposed legislation that would establish statutory inspectors general (IG) at the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); (2) its work on OPM audit and investigative operations; and (3) the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency's (PCIE) report on...
Findings on Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Pending Legislation
T-HRD-87-12: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) work programs and their implications for pending legislation. GAO believes that: (1) the current multiplicity of program authorizations results in a division of responsibility and duplication of effort between state agencies, complex and conflicting regulations, and unintentional incentives created by disparate funding levels...
S. 249, The Parental and Medical Leave Act of 1987
T-HRD-87-10: Published: Apr 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1987.
GAO discussed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce cost estimate of the proposed Parental and Medical Leave Act of 1987, which would provide job protection while permitting employees 18 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new or seriously ill child and 26 weeks of unpaid leave due to their own serious illness. GAO found the Chamber's cost estimate of $23.8 billion is high because it uses unrealistic assum...
S. 552--The Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987
T-GGD-87-14: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposed federal pay equity study that the Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987 would require. In a previous report, GAO compared two potential approaches that were used to study the pay equity issue in the federal work force, specifically economic analysis and job content analysis. GAO found that the proposed bill would: (1) utilize both job evaluation and economic ana...
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
T-CRO-87-1: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed its parental leave policy and found that before 1982: (1) departmental heads had complete discretion to approve or disapprove requests for leave-without-pay; (2) the majority of expectant mothers used a combination of accrued or advanced annual or sick leave for maternal absences; (3) management sometimes based leave approval on how long it could spare an employee or whether the empl...