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Comparison of Estimates of Effects of Fair Insurance Practices Act on Women's Insurance Costs
OCE-84-8: Published: Sep 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the different estimates put forth by the National Organization of Women (NOW) and the Insurance Services Office (ISO) of the effect on women's insurance costs of S. 372, the proposed Fair Insurance Practices Act.GAO found that the ISO analysis better represented the types of policies held by the majority of women in health and disability insurance...
Comments on the Economic Implications of the Exon Amendment to the Fair Insurance Practices Act
OCE-84-7: Published: Aug 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the economic implications of a proposed amendment to S. 372, the Fair Insurance Practices Act. As originally introduced, S. 372 would have required that sex-distinct premiums and benefits in existing and future insurance and pension contracts be equalized. While the amendment would continue to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, relig...
[Comments on H.R. 5646]
B-215054: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided comments on H.R. 5646, which would extend the authority under which agencies' Inspectors General and the President may grant cash awards to Federal employees who disclose incidents of fraud, waste, or mismanagement within the Government. GAO stated that it supports enactment of the bill because most agencies are still in the early stages of impleme...
H.R. 5081, the Fair Trade in Steel Act of 1984
124470: Jun 20, 1984
GAO discussed H.R. 5081, the Fair Trade in Steel Act of 1984, which would place a 5-year quota on imported steel, restricting imports to about 15 percent of the domestic supply of all steel mill products. In return for this protection, the steel industry is required to use the cash flow from the steel sector to reinvest and modernize. GAO noted that the intent of the legislation is to give the ind...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...
Transfer of St. Elizabeths Hospital to the District of Columbia
124313: Jun 6, 1984
GAO discussed its report which presented a plan to transfer financial responsibilities for St. Elizabeths Hospital from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the District of Columbia. In preparing its plan, GAO assumed that the proposed system would be under the authority of the District and should be consistent with the Dixon Consent Decree, minimize costs to the District, and use...
Proposed Changes to the Merit Pay System as Described in the Civil Service Amendments of 1984, H.R. 5066, and The Merit Pay Improvement Act, H.R. 5401
123991: Apr 26, 1984
GAO discussed two bills that would revise the current merit pay system. Both bills would: (1) eliminate the merit pay pool concept; (2) require that merit pay employees receive uniform step increases for specific performance levels; (3) guarantee full annual salary increases to all employees rated at least fully successful; (4) require that agencies pay a performance award to all employees rated i...
GAO Views on S. 2489
123845: Apr 6, 1984
Testimony was presented on proposed legislation, S. 2489, which contains provisions for dealing with persistent causes of noncompetitive procurement and for increasing competition, especially in the procurement of spare parts. Most spare parts are purchased by the military departments, and the technical data which accompany the parts frequently restrict their use. As a result: (1) competition in s...
Proposed Transfer of the Senior Community Service Employment Program to HHS
123604: Mar 13, 1984
Testimony was presented concerning the results of a GAO survey on the proposed transfer of the Senior Community Service Employment Program from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). GAO found nothing to indicate that any serious problems exist with current program operations or that the program would operate more effectively if moved...
Information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Proposed Transfer to HHS
HRD-84-42: Published: Mar 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of an administration proposal to transfer the administrative responsibility for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging (AOA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).SCSEP was established to offer part-time employment opportunities in a variety of c...