Personnel management (1 - 10 of 42 items)
Civil Service Reform: Observations on Demonstration Authority, the Use of Official Time, and the Administrative Redress System
T-GGD-98-160: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed three issues addressed in the proposed Federal Employees Integrity, Performance, and Compensation Improvement Act of 1998, focusing on the: (1) use of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration project authority; (2) use of official time to support employee union activities; and (3) administrative redress system for federal employees.GAO noted that: (1) the pe...
Civil Service Reform: Redress System Implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996
T-GGD-96-160: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996 on the redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would eliminate jurisdictional overlap between the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) EEOC would be in charge of investigating the merits of individual EEOC complaints...
Commerce Dismantlement: Observations on Proposed Implementation Mechanism
T-GGD-95-233: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Commerce Dismantling Act, focusing on the creation of the Commerce Programs Resolution Agency (CPRA). GAO noted that: (1) the act would abolish or significantly reorganize the Department of Commerce; (2) although few precedents exist for dismantling a cabinet-level federal agency, past agency reorganizations and the Resolution Trust C...
Federal Employment: GAO's Observations on H.R. 4719, the Federal Service Priority Placement Act of 1994
T-GGD-94-213: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a governmentwide interagency placement program (IPP) for displaced federal employees affected by reductions in force (RIF). GAO noted that: (1) it fully supports the bill's goal of placing RIF employees in other federal jobs; (2) RIF workers can be a valuable resource to federal agencies beca...
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...
Federal Employment: H.R. 4361, Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act
T-GGD-94-152: Published: May 18, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Employees Family Friendly Leave Act. GAO noted that: (1) allowing spouses to share leave could be beneficial to their families; (2) the leave-sharing bill would not change the total amount of leave available to federal employees or the discretion of federal agencies to grant or deny annual leave; (3) federal employees have expressed considerable interest in the l...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-27: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed federal white-collar pay reform. GAO noted that: (1) federal salary comparability with the private sector has eroded because annual federal pay increases have lagged behind the private sector since 1978 and because of geographic variances in average salaries; (2) various federal agencies have suffered personnel retention and constituent service problems because of eroding pay compara...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-22: Published: Mar 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the issue of federal white-collar employee pay reform and the need for employee pay-setting principles and processes. GAO found that: (1) the salary comparability principle adopted in 1962 has been ineffective; (2) increases necessary to maintain comparability with rates paid by nonfederal employers have not been granted for many years; (3) national average nonfederal salary rates us...