Proposed legislation (21 - 30 of 256 items)
Multiple Employment Training Programs: How Legislative Proposals Address Concerns
T-HEHS-94-221: Published: Aug 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1994.
GAO discussed: (1) the need to restructure the federal employment training assistance system; and (2) legislative proposals that address previously identified concerns. GAO noted that: (1) the 154 overlapping and duplicative assistance programs are hard for clients to access and for administrators to implement, add administrative costs, fail to meet clients' needs, and lack evaluation systems; (2)...
HEHS-94-207R: Published: Aug 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of immunosuppressant drugs by organ transplant patients, focusing on: (1) the number of organ transplants performed in 1991; (2) the survival rates for the patients who receive immunosuppressant drugs; (3) the cost of extending Medicare coverage of immunosuppressant drugs; and (4) whether such drugs would be covered under the...
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...
D.C. Pensions: Plans Consuming Growing Share of District Budget
T-HEHS-94-192: Published: Jun 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1994.
GAO discussed the District of Columbia's unfunded pension plan liability and proposed reform legislation. GAO noted that: (1) the District's required pension plan contribution could increase to about 15 percent of its total revenues by 2005 and will constitute 70 percent of its payroll for police officers, firefighters, teachers, and judges by 2004; (2) the District's unfunded liability increased...
Federal Employment: H.R. 4361, Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act
T-GGD-94-152: Published: May 18, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act. GAO noted that: (1) allowing spouses to share leave could be beneficial to their families; (2) the leave-sharing bill would not change the total amount of leave available to federal employees or the discretion of federal agencies to grant or deny annual leave; (3) federal employees have expressed considerable interest in the l...
Occupational Safety and Health: Changes Needed in the Combined Federal-State Approach
HEHS-94-10: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on ways to improve the combined federal/state approach to ensuring workplace safety and health, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversight of state-operated programs; and (2) program features warranting further consideration or broader use.GAO found that: (1) OSHA has little informati...
Regulatory Burden: Recent Studies, Industry Issues, and Agency Initiatives
GGD-94-28: Published: Dec 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the regulatory costs that the federal government imposes on insured depository institutions.GAO found that: (1) all of the federal banking agencies and most industry trade associations have released studies and surveys on regulatory burden, but none comprehensively addressed the issue; (2) some of the studies had serious methodological flaws; (3) r...
Legislative Employment: Operations of the Office of Fair Employment Practices Could Be Improved
GGD-94-36: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the House of Representatives' Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for: (1) educating House employees and employers about their equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights and responsibilities; (2) handling inquiries and complaints about alleged violations of fair employment practices and fair labor standards; and (3) carrying out h...
Federal Lobbying: Comments on the Adequacy of Federal Lobbying Laws
T-GGD-93-49: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO discussed its views on the adequacy of federal lobbying laws and regulations, focusing on: (1) whether sufficient data exist to identify the lobbying activities of former senior government officials or members of Congress; (2) the number of former congressional members and senior officials involved in lobbying activities in the last 3 years; and (3) the extent of lobbying activities in the leg...
Occupational Skill Standards: Experience Shows Industry Involvement to Be Key
T-HRD-93-23: Published: May 14, 1993. Publicly Released: May 14, 1993.
GAO discussed voluntary skill standards and certification systems. GAO noted that: (1) sponsoring organizations that believe workers and employers benefit from certification systems; (2) common elements among certification systems included industry ownership and control, requirements to keep workers' skills current, national portability of credentials, and integration of industry standards with ed...