Proposed legislation (11 - 20 of 36 items)
Proposed Changes to the Merit Pay System as Described in the Civil Service Amendments of 1984, H.R. 5066, and The Merit Pay Improvement Act, H.R. 5401
123991: Apr 26, 1984
GAO discussed two bills that would revise the current merit pay system. Both bills would: (1) eliminate the merit pay pool concept; (2) require that merit pay employees receive uniform step increases for specific performance levels; (3) guarantee full annual salary increases to all employees rated at least fully successful; (4) require that agencies pay a performance award to all employees rated i...
Comments on Draft Bill To Amend United States Code to Provide for Retained Rates of Pay Benefits for Certain Employees and for Other Purposes
B-188600(DLG): Published: Apr 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
House Bill 3475: Tax Law Simplification and Improvement Act of 1983
122044: Jul 25, 1983
Testimony was given concerning provisions of H.R. 3475 which pertain to estimated tax penalties assessed on individual taxpayers and the repeal of alcohol stamp requirements. Individuals are required to make payments totaling at least 80 percent of their estimated tax in quarterly payments for income that is not subject to withholding. A significant number of taxpayers incur penalties for not maki...
Merit Pay Reform Act of 1983 and Proposed Amendments
122043: Jul 14, 1983
Testimony was given on a merit pay reform bill which is being proposed as an alternative to certain proposed Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations. GAO stated that some of the proposed OPM regulations are responsive to problems which GAO has identified in reviews of performance appraisal systems, and the regulations would standardize performance appraisal systems throughout the Governme...
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...
Ex-Service Member Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation
FPCD-82-15: Published: Jan 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide information concerning changes in the unemployment insurance eligibility for ex-service members. The changes were brought about by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 which altered ex-service member eligibility for unemployment compensation so that military personnel who are allowed to voluntarily leave the service, or are eligible but choose not to reenlist, can...
117012: Dec 9, 1981
Comments were presented on H.R. 5038. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this bill was proposed to assist in the efforts to rebuild the air traffic control system. Parts of the bill are also intended to fulfill a commitment FAA says it made to working controllers who have kept the air traffic control system operating. The bill, if enacted, would establish special pay different...
Inquiry Regarding Senate Recording and Photographic Studios
B-203087: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
An inquiry was made as to whether there was sufficient authority to invest excess funds of the Senate Recording and Photographic Studios in short-term certificates of deposits and whether the earnings from the investments could be used to pay salaries of one or more Studio employees. Legislation is required to implement this proposal. A revolving fund was established within the contingency fund of...
Budget Reduction Proposals Affecting Federal Compensation Programs
115303: May 19, 1981
The Salary Reform Act established the principle that salary rates for Federal white collar employees should be comparable with salaries for the same level of work in private enterprise. Reducing or delaying annual comparability adjustments, along with salary ceilings for Federal executives, have saved the Federal Government at least $6.9 billion since 1975, but not without a significant accompanyi...
Service Contract Act
114344: Feb 12, 1981
The Department of Labor notified the General Services Administration (GSA) that the maintenance and repair service specifications of all contracts for the purchase or rental of supplies or equipment were subject to the Service Contract Act. Several major automatic data processing (ADP) manufacturers have publicly announced their refusal to bid on or enter into any Government contract subject to th...