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The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-90-103: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on key issues affecting the federal public service as identified from 93 reports and testimonies GAO issued in fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that deficiencies and problems within government programs and services continue because of the federal government's inability to consistently: (1) ensure a high-quality work force and improve its effect...
Recruitment and Retention: Inadequate Federal Pay Cited as Primary Problem by Agency Officials
GGD-90-117: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
GAO examined the causes of federal employee recruitment and retention difficulties and their effects on federal agencies, focusing on 11 white-collar occupations with high national quit rates in 16 metropolitan areas.GAO found that surveyed federal agency personnel and line managers believed that: (1) low federal pay was the most important reason employees left or applicants declined federal emplo...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement
OCG-90-2: Published: Apr 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1990.
GAO presented the findings of the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement (NACLE), focusing on: (1) compensation levels and issues involving recruitment, retention, and morale in federal law enforcement; (2) compensation rates for law enforcement officers; (3) overtime practices and policies; (4) retirement and benefits policies; and (5) the extent to which administrative procedures and le...
Pay and Benefits: Contract Court Security Officers Compared to U.S. Deputy Marshals
GGD-90-67FS: Published: Apr 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the pay and benefits of court security officers and U.S. Marshals Service deputy marshals.GAO found that: (1) the contract cost for court security officers' pay and benefits generally was lower than the cost of using deputy marshals; (2) the pay rate for deputy marshals generally exceeded the pay for court security officers after about 1.5 years of...
Federal Pay: U.S. Park Police Compensation Compared With That of Other Police Units
GGD-89-92: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Park Police and 11 other federal and nonfederal police units in the Washington, D.C., area, focusing on: (1) how Park Police pay and benefits compared with the other police units; and (2) possible Park Police personnel recruiting and retention problems.GAO found that: (1) six of the eight police units paid starting annual sa...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
Pay for Performance: Agency Personnel Directors' Views
GGD-89-126FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated agency personnel directors' views on the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO found that: (1) about 80 percent of the personnel directors believed that their employees generally agreed with the views GAO presented in an earlier briefing report which indicated that PMRS was not fully meeting its objectives of motivating and rewa...
Locality Pay for Federal Employees
T-GGD-89-27: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
GAO discussed locality pay for federal employees. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government set federal pay rates to ensure that it would pay federal employees fairly, the uniform general schedule pay system did not equitably compensate employees doing the same work in different locations; (2) differences in private-sector pay rates for certain occupations across localities resulted in d...
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...