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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...
Senior Executive Service: Executives' Perspectives on Their Federal Service
GGD-88-109FS: Published: Jul 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Senior Executive Service (SES) career members' characteristics, career plans, and opinions regarding their federal service to determine why federal agencies were having increasing difficulty in maintaining high-quality career SES staff.GAO found that: (1) most of the SES respondents were satisfied with some aspects of their jobs,...
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)...
Federal Pay: Changes to the Methods of Comparing Federal and Private Sector Salaries
GGD-87-8: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 14, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the changes to the methods of comparing federal and private-sector salaries, focusing on: (1) recent and proposed changes to the survey and pay comparability determination process; (2) the impact of the changes on pay comparability determinations; and (3) the appropriateness of the changes.GAO found that the federal pay agent: (1) added occupati...
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...
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...
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...
The Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1985
128108: Oct 9, 1985
GAO testified on: (1) the President's Commission on Executive Exchange Program which promotes federal government and private sector understanding and cooperation in temporary exchanges of executives; and (2) H.R. 3002, which proposes to allow acceptance of voluntary services from some private sector participants in the program. GAO identified several shortcomings in the Commission's conflict of in...
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...
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...