Private sector (21 - 30 of 34 items)
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...
Methods Used by Certain Foreign Governments To Set and Adjust Compensation Levels for Their Civil Servants
FPCD-82-40: Published: Apr 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on how foreign governments set and adjust civil servant pay and benefits. Specifically, GAO obtained information on the compensation systems of Australia, Canada, England, and Japan.Australia sets pay for virtually all of its 154,000 civil servants by collective bargaining. The only exceptions are for 30 top-level officials whose pay...
DOD and Rand Corporation Studies Do Not Provide an Adequate Basis for Deciding on a Military Physician Assistant Grade Structure
FPCD-82-36: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the use of physician assistants within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, GAO analyzed the conflicting findings and recommendations of two independent studies of the physician assistant grade structure; one study was conducted by DOD, and the other was conducted for the Air Force by the Rand Corporation. It was pointed out that the Army, Navy, and Air Force...
Proposal To Lower the Federal Compensation Comparability Standard Has Not Been Substantiated
FPCD-82-4: Published: Jan 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to analyze the President's pay reform proposal to: (1) revise the comparability standard to allow for adjusting both pay and benefits to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal and non-Federal employees performing the same levels of work; (2) set Federal compensation levels at 94 percent of non-Federal levels; (3) permit the inclusion of State and local governments i...
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...
Total Compensation Comparability for Federal Employees
FPCD-80-82: Published: Sep 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO was requested to review the Administration's proposed total compensation comparability system and to determine how it would affect civilian employees in the Federal Government. In assessing the feasibility of total compensation comparability, GAO addressed the appropriateness of benefits included in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) analysis, the importance of the secondary benefits t...
H.R. 7674, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113125: Aug 25, 1980
GAO believes that the proper use of consulting services is a legitimate and economical way to improve Government services and operations. Agencies must continue to have the option of using consulting services where appropriate. They have a legitimate need for access to the best expertise and advice available from the private sector to assist in carrying out a growing number of complex Federal prog...
Pay of Geologists in Relation to That of Mining Engineers
B-199090(HID): Published: Aug 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1980.
An employee of the Department of Energy raised a question regarding the pay of geologists in relation to that of mining engineers. He did not feel he had received equal treatment with regard to his pay as a geologist, because mining engineers holding the same position receive an additional 15 percent pay differential. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has been vested with the exclusive auth...
Comments on a Bill Cited as "Defense Production Act Amendments of 1979"
B-96983: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
If enacted, the purpose of the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1979 is to ensure that Federal procurement decisions will not be influenced by a procurement official's anticipation of private sector employment or other compensation with a Government contractor. Between 1969 and 1973 at least 1,400 high-ranking individuals have left the Department of Defense to accept employment with military c...
Department of Defense Is Overcompensating Its Foreign Employees
FPCD-78-64: Published: Aug 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1978.
As of January 1, 1978, the Department of Defense (DOD) employed about 151,800 foreign nationals at foreign installations, including about 121,200 paid from appropriated funds. Almost 90 percent of the employees were located in five countries--Germany, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Italy. The Foreign Service Act provides that compensation for foreign national employees will be based on locally...