Employee incentives (21 - 30 of 34 items)
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...
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...
Air Force Pilots: U.S. Air Force Requirements, Inventory, and Related Data
NSIAD-88-163: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided Air Force pilot requirements and inventory data for use in evaluating future proposals to enhance pilot compensation.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force authorized 23,300 pilot positions and assigned 23,358 pilots, as of December 31, 1987; (2) updated estimates showed a shortage of about 2,000 pilots for fiscal year (FY) 1992; (3) the Air Force usual...
Federal Workforce: Information on the National Bureau of Standards Personnel Demonstration Project
GGD-88-59FS: Published: Apr 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) efforts to implement its Personnel Demonstration Project.GAO found that: (1) NBS has historically had difficulties in recruiting scientists or engineers because of salary limitations; (2) in 1987, NBS experienced a turnover rate of 4.7 percent among its research and scientific staffs; and (3)...
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
Pay for Performance: Implementation of the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-87-28: Published: Jan 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) five federal agencies' transition from merit pay to the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS); (2) how PMRS addressed the problems identified with merit pay; (3) the problems that still exist under PMRS; (4) the pay increases and performance awards PMRS employees received in fiscal year 1985; and (5) selected e...
Federal Workforce: Performance Management and Recognition System Performance Awards
GGD-86-79FS: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning five federal agencies' expenditures under the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO noted that PMRS legislation established minimum and maximum aggregate amounts to be spent on performance awards. GAO found that: (1) one of the agencies spent more in fiscal year (FY) 1986 than in FY 1985 for PMRS perform...
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...