Compensation (101 - 110 of 387 items)
Pay for Performance: Interim Report on the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-89-69BR: Published: May 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS) and Senior Executive Service (SES) employees' views on the effectiveness of and possible improvements to PMRS, a pay-for-performance evaluation system for non-SES supervisors and managers.GAO found that the employees: (1) continued to perceive PMRS negatively, identifying performance appraisal pr...
College Students' Perceptions of the Federal Government as an Employer
T-GGD-89-32: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
GAO discussed how college students perceive the federal government as an employer. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government would require employees with increased skill levels, it was not in a competitive position and had difficulty in recruiting and retaining quality personnel; (2) many students did not know that federal jobs were available, believed that applying for federal employmen...
TVA Management: Information on Compensation for Top Managers
RCED-89-137BR: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the levels and types of compensation the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provided its top management employees and its authority for making additional compensation payments.GAO found that: (1) supplemental compensation or relocation incentive payments used to circumvent TVA salary limitations were improper; (2) TVA used its supplemental compensati...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...
Report of the National Commission on the Public Service
T-GGD-89-19: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed the National Commission on the Public Service's report on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the public service. GAO noted that the commission's report included recommendations for: (1) rebuilding public trust in government; (2) improving the presidential appointments process; (3) ensuring advancement opportunities for career executives; (4) decentralizing gove...
Implementation of the DOD Revolving Door Legislation
T-NSIAD-89-17: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of revolving door legislation, which required former DOD employees to report their employment with and compensation from defense contractors. GAO found that: (1) only 30 percent of former DOD employees who were required to report actually reported their employment with DOD contractors; (2) about 5,800 of the 12,000 former DOD employees...
Managing Human Resources: Greater OPM Leadership Needed to Address Critical Challenges
GGD-89-19: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on its leadership role in addressing governmentwide human resource problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has difficulty hiring, managing, and retaining quality staff; (2) such factors as lack of comparable pay with the private sector, a widespread negative image of federal service, and sho...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...
Federal Workforce: Federal Employees' Compensation Act Cost Growth and Workplace Safety
GGD-89-4: Published: Oct 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's (DOL) Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Program to: (1) determine the real growth in FECA costs after adjusting for inflation; (2) describe federal agencies' efforts to control program costs; and (3) identify the trend in federal workplace safety.GAO found that: (1) from 1979 to 1987, annual FECA costs increased f...
[Comments on Legal Status of Certain FHLBB Entities]
B-226708: Published: Sep 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legality of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) actions in establishing and placing certain of its functions in entities that consider themselves not subject to salary limitations for federal employees. GAO held that FHLBB: (1) improperly created the Office of Regulatory Policy, Oversight and Supervision, the Office of Finance, and the F...