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H.R. 7674, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113125: Aug 25, 1980
GAO believes that the proper use of consulting services is a legitimate and economical way to improve Government services and operations. Agencies must continue to have the option of using consulting services where appropriate. They have a legitimate need for access to the best expertise and advice available from the private sector to assist in carrying out a growing number of complex Federal prog...
Comments on H.R. 7128
B-199375: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
Comments were given on proposed legislation dealing with deposits on beverage containers. The bill would require GAO to monitor its effects on competition, resource recovery, and the U.S. economy. GAO would prefer to be given the latitude to review the program effects as part of the congressional oversight process or as part of the GAO ongoing evaluation efforts, and suggested that the monitoring...
The Productivity Challenge of the 1980's
113718: Feb 23, 1980
The rate of technological innovation and the technological leadership of the United States declined during the 1970's. Many industries which grew dramatically prior to the 1970's (for example, consumer electronics, automobiles, footwear, and steel) are now problem industries. Areas where technological leadership has been maintained are increasingly challenged by strong foreign competition. Althoug...
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...
Potential Effects of a National Mandatory Deposit on Beverage Containers
106767: Aug 10, 1978
A national mandatory deposit law has been proposed as part of a solution to litter, solid waste disposal, and materials recycling problems of the Nation. The primary effects of such legislation on solid waste, litter, and materials and energy and the industry effects on labor and equipment costs were analyzed. The following results would arise from increasing the deposit coverage from about 25 per...