Fringe benefits (21 - 30 of 47 items)
129370: Mar 19, 1986
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on federal pay, focusing on issues it raised in various audit reports over a 12-year period. GAO noted that: (1) the differential between federal and private sector pay rates averaged about 19 percent in 1985 and is expected to increase; (2) while the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will start to gather state and local government pay data for inf...
Comparison of Federal and Private Sector Pay and Benefits
GGD-85-72: Published: Sep 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided current information on private sector and federal white-collar employee compensation packages. By law, federal employees' salaries are set at a level equitable and comparable with similar levels of work in the private sector, unless the President proposes alternative federal pay rates. There is no such requirement for benefits comparability. GAO an...
[Query Concerning Proposed Revision of FAR]
B-217364: Published: Jan 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed change to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning employee fringe benefits. The change involved limiting the allowable costs of compensated personal absences to amounts determined by using only the wage rates in effect at the time of initial entitlement. GAO informed the FAR Secretariat that it had no objections to the issuance...
The Cost of a Federal Employee: An Input to Economic Analysis
127083: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, discussed the factors that should be considered in calculating how much a federal employee costs. The Office of Management and Budget issues guidance for making cost comparisons between government production or services and commercial firms. Computing the cost of federal personnel requires identifying the basic salary l...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...
Compensation by 12 Aerospace Contractors
NSIAD-85-1: Published: Oct 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed employee pay and benefits at 12 aerospace contractors and compared them to broad compensation surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the American Management Association (AMA).GAO found that certain categories of employees in the aerospace industry have fared better than in the economy as a whole. GAO found that compensation f...
Federal White-Collar Special Rate Program
GGD-84-54: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the special rate program for federal white-collar positions.Presently, about 2.6 percent of the federal white-collar work force under the General Schedule pay system are authorized rates of pay higher than the statutory pay rates. Although the number of positions with special rates increased from about 8,000 in fiscal year (FY) 1977 to 34,000 i...
Comparison of GPO Pay and Classification System to Other Federal and Private Sector Systems
122382: Sep 21, 1983
GAO discussed its report which compared the Government Printing Office's (GPO) pay and classification system to those of other Federal and private sector systems. GAO found that GPO employees who collectively bargain receive higher wages than printing and lithographic employees at other Federal agencies or in the private sector in the Washington, D.C., area. GPO employees averaged 42 percent more...
[Possible Improprieties Relating to Legal Services Corporation's Personnel Practices]
B-210338: Published: Apr 5, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1983.
GAO presented an advisory opinion in response to a request to examine possible improprieties relating to personnel practices within the Legal Services Corporation to determine whether: (1) Federal law prohibits compensation to members of the Corporation's Board of Directors who are appointed while the Senate is in recess; (2) payments made to those Board members in 1982 were consistent with law an...
Reimbursement of Federal Employee's Salaries and Benefits by Saudi Arabia
ID-83-4: Published: Oct 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
The U.S. Government has approximately 1,500 employees working either in Saudi Arabia or in support positions in the United States whose salaries and benefits are being reimbursed by the Saudi Arabian Government. GAO reported on the scope of the overall programs, the working relationship of the federal employees to Saudi personnel, and the perceptions of U.S. employees.Federal employees who are inv...