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GAO's Views on an Independent Social Security Administration and the Personal Earnings and Benefit Statement
T-HRD-89-23: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
GAO presented its views on S. 216, a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, and S. 1079, a bill to require SSA to provide personal earnings and benefit statements (PEBS) to workers covered by social security. GAO found that: (1) S. 216 would create an independent SSA headed by a three-member bipartisan board, establish a beneficiary ombudsman within SSA, and a...
Unclaimed Money: Proposals for Transferring Unclaimed Funds to States
AFMD-89-44: Published: May 9, 1989. Publicly Released: May 9, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed legislation that would require the federal government to transfer certain unclaimed money to the states, focusing on: (1) existing laws that address unclaimed funds; and (2) the effect that the proposed legislation would have on those statutes and the federal budget.GAO found that: (1) U.S. Treasury regulations required a...
Parental Leave: Revised Cost Estimate Reflecting the Impact of Spousal Leave
HRD-89-68: Published: Apr 6, 1989. Publicly Released: May 4, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) estimated the costs of proposed revision to H.R. 770 allowing 10 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a seriously ill spouse; and (2) discussed the potential impact of such leave benefits on labor negotiations.GAO found that the cost to employers with: (1) 50 or more workers would be about $330 million annually for unpaid leave to care for seriously il...
Immigration: S. 358 Would Change the Distribution of Immigrant Classes
T-PEMD-89-1: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed future trends in legal immigration based on S. 358, which changed the effective date of proposed immigration legislation to fiscal year (FY) 1991. GAO found that the bill proposed three major changes to legal immigration by: (1) changing the system for allocating family-preference visas by basing available visas on the level of immediate-relativ...
GAO's Cost Estimate of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1989 (H.R. 770)
T-HRD-89-4: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1989.
GAO discussed the annual employer costs of proposed family and medical leave legislation. GAO estimated that: (1) the annual cost to employers with 50 or more workers would be $188,000 for continued health insurance for employees on unpaid medical leave; (2) the cost to employers for workers to care for new children would approximate $90 million annually, with about 840,000 women likely to take ad...
GAO's Cost Estimate of the Family and Medical Leave Act Proposal
T-HRD-89-3: Published: Feb 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
GAO discussed proposed family and medical leave legislation. GAO found that: (1) the legislation would provide protection to employees of firms with 20 or more employees while permitting them 10 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new or seriously ill child, or a parent, and 13 weeks of unpaid leave due to their own illness; (2) the estimated annual cost would total $236 million or the cost of con...
The Social Security Notch Issue
T-HRD-89-2: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
GAO discussed its and the National Academy of Social Insurance's studies of the social security notch issue. GAO found that: (1) benefit differences arose between retiree groups of similar ages because a problem with the benefit formula instituted in 1972 led to higher benefits than expected; (2) in 1977, Congress set the replacement rate for an average earner retiring at age 65 at about 42 percen...
Parental Leave: Estimated Cost of Revised Parental and Medical Leave Act Proposal
HRD-88-132: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO revised its cost estimate for S.249, which would cover employees working for firms with 50 or more workers who had been with the firm for at least 1 year and worked 1,000 or more hours.GAO estimated that: (1) the cost to employers for continued health benefits to workers on unpaid leave to care for new children would be $90 million annually; (2) about 84...
Parental Leave: Estimated Cost of Revised Parental and Medical Leave Act
HRD-88-103: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO revised the cost estimate for S. 249, a bill concerning parental and medical leave, to take into account possible revisions in employee eligibility and the duration of allowable leave.GAO found that the revised legislation would include: (1) coverage for firms with 20 or more workers with 1 year's service and 900 or more hours of work, instead of 15 or m...
H.R. 4574: Reauthorization of the Inspector General Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
T-GGD-88-37: Published: Jun 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would: (1) permanently establish the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures; and (2) modify the government employees' suggestion awards program. GAO found that the proposed legislation: (1) did not address awards for disclosures to government officials other than IG or for disclosures yielding intangible benefits; and (2) woul...