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Governmentwide Travel Management: Views on the Proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act
T-AIMD-96-127: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1996.
GAO discussed the provisions of the proposed Travel Reform and Savings Act, focusing on governmentwide travel practices. GAO found that the proposed legislation would: (1) make federal travel practices more similar to private- sector practices; (2) result in significant efficiency gains and cost savings; (3) allow employees to travel without authorization documents, automate and streamline expense...
Health Care Task Force
GGD-96-45R: Published: Nov 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government-wide costs related to the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform. GAO noted that: (1) 10 agencies were involved in Task Force's activities, at a total cost of about $13.8 million between January 1993 and January 1995; (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) may have had some involvement in Task Force-related acti...
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...
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...
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...
Plant Closings: Evaluation of Cost Estimate of Proposed Advance Notice Requirement
HRD-88-71: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined a private firm's report on the costs of proposed legislation requiring businesses to provide employees with advance notice of closures or layoffs.GAO found that the study concluded that advance notice laws could have resulted in: (1) 460,000 fewer jobs in the United States between 1982 and 1986; and (2) employers incurring additional yearly costs o...
H.R. 3565--Allowing for the Garnishment of Federal Employees' Pay for Commercial Debt
T-GGD-88-11: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3565, legislation proposed to subject federal employees to wage garnishment for commercial debts. GAO found that: (1) although all federal employees are subject to garnishment for child support and alimony payments, only a few agencies' employees are currently subject to garnishment for commercial debt collection; (2) the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects most federal civi...
GAO's Estimate of the Costs of the Parental and Medical Leave Act of 1987 (S. 249)
T-HRD-88-5: Published: Oct 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1987.
GAO discussed 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 estimated that continued health benefits coverage for employees on unpaid leave: (1) to care for new children would cost employers $340 m...
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...