Labor relations (1 - 10 of 18 items)
Worker Protection: Federal Contractors and Violations of Labor Law
HEHS-96-8: Published: Oct 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal contractors violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), focusing on: (1) the characteristics associated with these NLRA violators; and (2) ways to improve federal contractors' compliance with NLRA.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, six firms held 90 percent of the federal contracts awarded to NLRA violators...
Application of Laws: Comments on the Congressional Accountability Act--S. 2071
T-OGC-94-2: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed application of certain employment protection laws to Congress and its agencies. GAO noted that: (1) S. 2071 is the most comprehensive bill that provides aggrieved employees a grievance system analogous to the one available to GAO employees; (2) the executive branch does not enforce employee protection laws at GAO because of conflicts of interest and the potential comprom...
Legislative Employment: Operations of the Office of Fair Employment Practices Could Be Improved
GGD-94-36: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the House of Representatives' Office of Fair Employment Practices' (OFEP) procedures for: (1) educating House employees and employers about their equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights and responsibilities; (2) handling inquiries and complaints about alleged violations of fair employment practices and fair labor standards; and (3) carrying out h...
Advance Notice: Public and Private Sector Policy and Practice
T-HRD-91-19: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the public and private sector's policies and practices for advance notice of business closures and mass layoffs. GAO noted that: (1) Congress enacted legislation that required states to organize local assistance response teams to encourage the establishment of labor-management committees to help implement assistance to dislocated workers; (2) Congress enacted legislation requiring la...
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...
Plant Closings: Limited Advance Notice and Assistance Provided Dislocated Workers
HRD-87-105: Published: Jul 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
GAO surveyed 2,600 business establishments to determine the: (1) extent of business closures and permanent layoffs between January 1983 and December 1984; (2) length of advance notice businesses provided to affected workers; and (3) assistance employers offered to their dislocated workers.GAO found that: (1) 1.3 million workers lost their jobs between 1983 and 1984 due to closures and permanent la...
[Questions Concerning the Appeals Process Available to GAO Employees]
B-167710: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented specific responses to questions concerning a bill that proposes to extend the Merit Systems Protection Board appeal rights to employees in the extended service, including GAO employees. GAO believes that its employees should be excluded from the provisions of the bill since the General Accounting Office Personnel Act created a Personnel Appeals...
Comments on H.R. 3270
B-201605: Published: May 13, 1981. Publicly Released: May 13, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
Proposed Amendments to Procedures for Decisions on Appropriated Fund Expenditures
B-180021(MGB): Published: Apr 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO was asked to amend its procedures for decisions on appropriated fund expenditures which are of mutual concern to agencies and labor organizations to cover the statutory labor relations program established by the Foreign Service Act. Except for two sections, the procedures referred to apply to the labor relations program established by the Foreign Service Act. GAO will apply the policies expres...
The Davis-Bacon Act Should Be Repealed
109238: May 2, 1979
The Davis-Bacon Act requires that each contract for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or works in excess of $2,000 to which the United States is a party state the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics. The act was intended to discourage nonlocal contractors from sucessfully bidding on Federal Government projects by hiring cheap labor from o...