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Review of Compensation Comparability Report
GGD-96-34R: Published: Oct 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a report comparing federal civilian pay and private-sector pay. GAO noted that: (1) in contrast to a number of other studies, the report concludes that federal civilian employees receive about 51 percent more in salaries, wages, and benefits over their careers than do private-sector employees and that a 33.7 percent wage reduction is needed to brin...
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...
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...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-92-24: Published: Jan 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) issues affecting the federal public service, as identified in the 74 reports and 18 testimonies it issued in 1990 on the federal public service; (2) significant improvements in federal human resource management; and (3) key recommendations it made that Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other agencies have not yet acted...
Pay and Benefits: Data on Energy Employees Who Retired or Resigned in Fiscal Year 1989
GGD-91-14BR: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information through a questionnaire on former Department of Energy (DOE) employees at grade 13 and above who retired or resigned during fiscal year 1989, focusing on whether the employees took jobs with government contractors or grantees and earned salaries higher than their government pay.GAO found that: (1) 72 percent of employed respondents were...
Federal Pay--Special Rates: Effect on Recruitment and Retention for Selected Clerical Occupations
GGD-90-118: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
GAO examined the effectiveness of the use of special rates in recruiting and retaining federal clerical employees in selected localities.GAO found that: (1) higher salaries paid under the special rates program appeared to help to retain employees in the four clerical occupations reviewed; (2) in 18 of the 20 specific special rate cases examined, quit rates declined in the year after the imposition...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
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...
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...
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...