Private sector (1 - 10 of 15 items)
Achieving Cost Efficiencies in Commercial Activities
T-GGD-90-35: Published: Apr 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1990.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 Program, designed to encourage competition between the federal work force and the private sector for providing commercial services to government agencies, and the potential impact of proposed legislation that would require a commercial activities cost study program. GAO noted that: (1) agencies did not fully accept the A-76 pr...
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...
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 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...
Proposal To Lower the Federal Compensation Comparability Standard Has Not Been Substantiated
FPCD-82-4: Published: Jan 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to analyze the President's pay reform proposal to: (1) revise the comparability standard to allow for adjusting both pay and benefits to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal and non-Federal employees performing the same levels of work; (2) set Federal compensation levels at 94 percent of non-Federal levels; (3) permit the inclusion of State and local governments i...
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...
Views on Senate Joint Resolution 93
B-204276: Published: Aug 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on Senate Joint Resolution 93 which clarifies and reaffirms that it is the general policy of the U.S. Government to rely on competitive private enterprise to supply the products and services it needs whenever competitive industry prices are available. This policy shall be administered by the Director, Office of Budget and Management (OMB), and the Administrator, Office...
Comments on H.R. 3559
B-202129: Published: Jun 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1981.
The proposed Conrail Private Sector Ownership Act provides that the Comptroller General serve as a member of the U.S. Railway Association board of directors. As a member of the board, he would participate in a wide range of executive decisions directly affecting Government transportation policies and program expenditures. Under the bill, the Association would monitor Conrail activities and perform...
Total Compensation Comparability for Federal Employees
FPCD-80-82: Published: Sep 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO was requested to review the Administration's proposed total compensation comparability system and to determine how it would affect civilian employees in the Federal Government. In assessing the feasibility of total compensation comparability, GAO addressed the appropriateness of benefits included in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) analysis, the importance of the secondary benefits t...