Federal employees (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Consideration of S. 2563
B-107407: Published: Jun 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1980.
GAO urged favorable consideration of proposed legislation which would limit certain entitlements and allowances received by Federal employees in U.S. areas outside the conterminous 48 States. Essentially, the bill would eliminate the free vacation travel that agencies are required to give certain employees and their families overseas. It is no longer a useful incentive to recruit or retain trained...
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...
Comments on H.R. 224
B-197290: Published: Mar 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed to provide for equitable waiver in the compromise and collection of Federal claims. GAO believes that the bill should be passed to improve the waiver process. It also recommends that the bill be expanded to allow waiver of overpayments of travel and transportation expenses and allowances and relocation expenses. If Congress should adopt this recommendation, GAO is off...
Comments on H.R. 5704
B-197059: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
A Congressional committee requested comments on proposed legislation that provides authority to continue the pay of Federal employees and military personnel during periods in which the enactment of appropriations is delayed. The purpose of this bill is to assure that Federal civilian and military personnel continue to receive their pay at the start of a new fiscal year, whether or not the Congress...
Comments on H.R. 5995
B-197584: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
Proposed legislation would constitute a permanent indefinite appropriation of whatever amount of funds is necessary to meet obligations to pay Federal employees when other appropriations for this pay have expired and new appropriations have not been enacted. The legislation would make these funds available automatically without any further action by the Congress. It was suggested that the term "la...
Determining Federal Compensation: Changes Needed To Make the Processes More Equitable and Credible
FPCD-80-17: Published: Nov 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1979.
Federal employees' pay is governed by the comparability principle. This is a concept designed to insure employees and the Nation's other taxpayers that pay is equitable and comparable with pay in the private sector. There are problems with the comparability system, and reform is needed. The roles of the parties involved in the system and the problems that proposed legislation will not correct were...
S. 1239, a Bill To Provide for Access to Qualified Professional Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Without Prior Referral in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
B-119033: Published: Aug 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1979.
Legislation is being considered to provide for access to qualified professional psychiatric nurse practitioners without prior referral in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Psychiatric benefits have been particularly susceptible to abuse. Accordingly, GAO is not in favor of passage of a bill which would enable an additional category of psychiatric care providers to receive direct reimb...
Labor-Management Relations Section of the Civil Service Reform Bill
B-40342: Published: Sep 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules in Federal Agencies
106881: Aug 21, 1978
S. 517 would authorize employees and agencies to experiment with flexible and compressed work schedules. The most common compressed work schedule found among 33 non-Federal organizations contacted by GAO was the 4-day, 40-hour workweek. Advantages noted for compressed schedules were increased productivity, better employee morale, and reduced short-term leave use. Disadvantages reported were fatigu...
Feasibility of Establishing Interagency Pools of Clerical Personnel
FPCD-78-62: Published: Jul 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1978.
A survey on the feasibility of establishing interagency pools of clerical personnel to help meet the needs of federal agencies for short-term clerical help indicated that it is now time to give the concept a fair test. The need for short-term help appears significant, the demand stable, the concept proven in the private sector and in the State of California, and the potential for success in the fe...