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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...
Proposed Transfer of the Senior Community Service Employment Program to HHS
123604: Mar 13, 1984
Testimony was presented concerning the results of a GAO survey on the proposed transfer of the Senior Community Service Employment Program from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). GAO found nothing to indicate that any serious problems exist with current program operations or that the program would operate more effectively if moved...
Information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Proposed Transfer to HHS
HRD-84-42: Published: Mar 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study of an administration proposal to transfer the administrative responsibility for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging (AOA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).SCSEP was established to offer part-time employment opportunities in a variety of c...
Congress Should Consider Repeal of the Service Contract Act
HRD-83-4: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO reported on the problems and impacts of the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the Department of Labor's administration and enforcement of its implementing regulations and procedures.GAO found that Labor has been unable to administer the Service Contract Act efficiently and effectively because: (1) inherent problems exist in its administration; (2) wage rates and fringe benefits set...
Assessment of the Use of Tax Credits for Families Who Provide Health Care to Disabled Elderly Relatives
IPE-82-7: Published: Aug 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated tax relief mechanisms which are used as a way of providing financial assistance to families who care for chronically ill elderly relatives. In considering tax credits as a means of providing financial support to these families, GAO examined: (1) those financial costs that families incur when caring for their elderly disabled relatives; (2) the eff...
Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Needs Amending
HRD-82-25: Published: Apr 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1982.
GAO evaluated the effect of the 1972 amendments to the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and reviewed the Department of Labor's administration of the Act.Concern has been expressed over the unclear jurisdiction and increased benefits which resulted from the Act's 1972 amendments. Compensation insurance is costly, and coverage is sometimes difficult to obtain. The compensation ben...
A Federal Perspective on Evaluating the Evaluators
116717: Oct 2, 1981
GAO discussed the benefits and feasibility of evaluating the evaluators. GAO found that both the House and Senate are actively considering similar bills which would require agencies to evaluate their evaluators. Both bills would provide statutory guidelines concerning the award of contracts for the procurement of consulting services, management and professional services, and special studies and an...
Minimum Social Security Benefits
116352: Sep 10, 1981
GAO discussed its earlier study of the minimum social security benefit. In that study, GAO found that the minimum benefit provision, which was intended for the poor, has in recent years mainly benefited retired Government workers with pensions and homemakers supported by their spouse's incomes. Ironically, most needy people receive no additional income from the minimum provision because they are a...
Changes Needed To Deter Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-81-60: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for recordkeeping, minimum wage, overtime pay, and other protections for workers in establishments engaged in interstate and foreign commerce. Noncompliance with the act can severely harm low-wage workers.While the act does protect employee wages when employers voluntarily comply, there are insufficient deterrents to discourage employers from viol...
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...