Cost analysis (11 - 20 of 21 items)
Parental Leave: Estimated Costs of H.R. 925, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
HRD-88-34: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO estimated the cost to employers of H.R. 925, a bill that would permit employees to take up to 10 weeks of unpaid leave over a 2-year period upon the birth, adoption, or serious illness of a child or parent and up to 15 weeks every 2 years for their own illness. The bill would apply to firms of 50 or more persons during the first 3 years after enactment,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[Comments on H.R. 4636]
B-223280: Published: Sep 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on H.R. 4636, a bill that would require controlled substance testing programs for federal employees and contractor personnel having access to classified information. GAO found that the bill: (1) would raise problems of whether the testing programs would violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects individuals from...
Motor Carriers: Analysis of Estimated Costs To Establish a Motor Carrier Administration
RCED-86-211BR: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed the cost impact of proposed legislation to establish a motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT); and (2) identified and provided information on readily identifiable motor carrier activities that DOT excluded from the hypothetical organization.GAO found that separating the motor carrier program into a free-s...
Financial and Operational Problems at Three Mile Island
116558: Sep 22, 1981
GAO was asked to respond to several issues concerning H.R. 2512 as it relates to cleanup activities at Three Mile Island (TMI) following the nuclear radiation leak there. H.R. 2512 encompasses two critical issues stemming from the TMI accident, increased insurance coverage and cleanup funding, both of which need immediate resolution. Passage of H.R. 2512 is premature and requires establishing an o...
Bills To Deny Veterans' Benefits to Certain Former Servicemen
112213: Apr 28, 1980
A study was conducted to determine the total costs associated with first-term attrition, those military members separated before completing their initial enlistments. Attrition is not only costly in terms of recruiting and training new personnel but also for benefits available to servicemen after discharge. Generally, persons who complete over 180 days of active duty and are discharged under honor...
Comments on H.R. 3263
PAD-80-37: Published: Jan 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1980.
While GAO strongly supports proposed legislation which would require regulatory agencies to carefully and comprehensively evaluate the effects of proposed and existing rules for executive agencies, suggestions were offered for improving the bill. The definition of a major rule provides that it is any rule which will cause a substantial change in costs or prices for industries, geographic regions,...