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Senior Foreign Service
GGD-95-103R: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the classification of Senior Foreign Service (SFS) positions in the Department of State, Agency for International Development, and U.S. Information Agency and provided information on issues related to the management of these positions. GAO noted that: (1) all three agencies use broad criteria or standards to classify their senior positions; (2) a...
Federal Personnel: Federal/Private Sector Pay Comparisons
OCE-95-1: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
GAO reviewed the methodologies for estimating the differences between federal and private-sector white-collar pay, focusing on possible explanations for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the federal/private pay gap.GAO found that: (1) there are two main factors that account for the discrepancy between official and academic estimates of the pay gap; (2) official estimates s...
Accuracy of Form SSA 1099
HEHS-94-234R: Published: Sep 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a constituent's form 1099 and the accounting system used to generate reports on individual social security benefits. GAO noted that: (1) the constituent's form 1099 contained inaccurate data on the amount of benefits paid and the amount of benefits repaid to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 1993; (2) there is no evidence that SSA account...
Indian Health Service: Efforts to Recruit Health Care Professionals
HEHS-94-180FS: Published: Jul 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Indian Health Service's (IHS) employment practices, focusing on: (1) whether differences exist in the salary schedules within the various IHS service areas; (2) the effectiveness of current manpower recruitment programs in the Aberdeen, South Dakota, service area; and (3) IHS and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) processes for determinin...
[Comments on Use of Federal Employees as Advisory Committee Members]
B-251181.2: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested a decision as to whether: (1) it could use employees of Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories as advisory committee members and compensate the laboratories for these services directly; and (2) statutory compensation limits apply to direct labor costs or indirect and overhead costs. GAO noted that: (1) NRC may not compensate DOE for natio...
Mexican Trucking Wages
RCED-94-78R: Published: Nov 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the difference in wages received by U.S. and Mexican commercial vehicle operators. GAO found that: (1) data on Mexican driver wages are scarce because Mexico is just beginning to collect data on intercity motor vehicle operations; (2) comparisons between U.S. and Mexican drivers' wage rates are difficult because Mexican drivers are c...
NSIAD-93-302R: Published: Sep 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1993.
GAO reviewed the costs and issues associated with the liquidation or consolidation of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). GAO found that: (1) it could not determine whether retaining RFE/RL as a private corporation or federalizing it would be more cost-effective; (2) it would cost more than $200 million to liquidate RFE/RL, but the costs of consolidating it with the U.S. Information Agency a...
NSIAD-93-286R: Published: Sep 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proposed consolidation of U.S. international broadcasting activities. GAO found that: (1) it could not determine whether retaining Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as a private corporation or federalizing it would be more cost-effective based on available information; (2) it would cost more than $200 million to liquidate...
Safety Board Title 5 Exemption
GGD-93-36R: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's use of its exempt status for classification, hiring, and pay for its technical staff. GAO noted that the: (1) Safety Board has judiciously used its authority, and there is no basis for discontinuing its exemption; (2) technical staff's pay rates generally conform with General Schedule and senior level pay rates; and (3) Safety Board has im...
[Comments on Retroactive Pay Increase for GPO Employees]
B-252215: Published: Mar 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the Government Printing Office (GPO) could retroactively apply a revised pay increase for its non-bargaining-unit employees. GAO noted that: (1) GPO could grant the pay increases retroactively, since the Joint Committee on Printing agreed with GPO on the effective date of the pay increases when it stayed implementation while reviewing t...