Personnel management (11 - 20 of 42 items)
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
H.R. 4574: Reauthorization of the Inspector General Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
T-GGD-88-37: Published: Jun 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would: (1) permanently establish the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures; and (2) modify the government employees' suggestion awards program. GAO found that the proposed legislation: (1) did not address awards for disclosures to government officials other than IG or for disclosures yielding intangible benefits; and (2) woul...
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
S. 552--The Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987
T-GGD-87-14: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposed federal pay equity study that the Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987 would require. In a previous report, GAO compared two potential approaches that were used to study the pay equity issue in the federal work force, specifically economic analysis and job content analysis. GAO found that the proposed bill would: (1) utilize both job evaluation and economic ana...
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1987
T-CRO-87-1: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed its parental leave policy and found that before 1982: (1) departmental heads had complete discretion to approve or disapprove requests for leave-without-pay; (2) the majority of expectant mothers used a combination of accrued or advanced annual or sick leave for maternal absences; (3) management sometimes based leave approval on how long it could spare an employee or whether the empl...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
Comments on H.R. 5743
B-207219: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5743. If enacted, this bill would amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to restore full comparability and within-grade increases to all employees in General Schedule grades 13 through 15 and to use quality step and incentive award funds to provide lump-sum performance bonuses. Since the bill would apply to all persons in these grades, not just...
Comments on Proposed Regulations Which Would Implement the Backpay Act
B-197792(MRV): Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of proposed regulations which would implement the Back Pay Act, as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. One significant change in the regulations would result in the burden of proof lying with the employing agency rather than the employee in cases where compensation was denied, withdrawn, or reduced due to an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action. GAO has no obj...
Comments on Senate Bill 489
B-202710: Published: Jun 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO commented on the proposed Productivity Improvement Act. The bill reflects the GAO belief that a strong and effective federal effort is needed to counter the nation's declining productivity growth. GAO urges favorable consideration of this bill. The current Productivity Council has been relatively inactive and has largely ignored the functions assigned to it. It has not provided guidance to fed...
Response to Questions on Testimony Regarding Title VII of S. 1264--To Provide Policies, Methods, and Criteria for the Acquisition of Property and Services by Executive Agencies
B-183079: Published: Aug 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
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