Proposed legislation (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Problems in Developing and Implementing a Total Compensation Plan for Federal Employees
FPCD-81-12: Published: Dec 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
Legislation has been introduced which would give the President authority to adjust the rates of pay, benefits other than retirement, or both in order to achieve total compensation comparability between Federal employees and employees in the private sector. GAO and others have recommended that both pay and benefits be compared so that Federal total compensation can be equated to private sector tota...
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...
Federal Executive Pay
112879: Jul 29, 1980
Executive pay compression is one of the most important issues facing the Government today. Although executives and other top managers comprise only a small segment of the Federal workforce, this group is one of the most vital factors for ensuring the successful performance of Government programs. Because it is imperative that the Federal Government attract and retain highly talented, capable, and...
Views on S. 2506
B-198830: Published: Jun 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Comments on H.R. 2583
B-197173: Published: Feb 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed which would discontinue civil service annuity payments for periods of employment as a justice or judge of the United States. Currently, retirement benefits for Federal judges and justices are payable when a judge or justice attains age 65 with 15 years of service or age 70 with 10 years of service. Retired justices and judges may be assigned to perform such judicial...
Comments on H.R. 5995
B-197584: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
Proposed legislation would constitute a permanent indefinite appropriation of whatever amount of funds is necessary to meet obligations to pay Federal employees when other appropriations for this pay have expired and new appropriations have not been enacted. The legislation would make these funds available automatically without any further action by the Congress. It was suggested that the term "la...
Extending H.R. 3564 and H.R. 4949 to Federal Examining
110546: Oct 10, 1979
The goal of the Federal employment programs is to hire qualified individuals based on merit principles giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete for a job. To achieve this goal various examining procedures have been designed to help assure that the most competent and productive people are employed. GAO supports the intent of both H.R. 3564 and 4949 with respect to improving the quality and a...
Reform of the Federal Regulation Act of 1979 (S. 262) and the Regulation Reform Act of 1979 (S. 755)
109981: Jul 26, 1979
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are different from other Federal employees because agencies are precluded by statute from appraising the ALJ's performance. This uniqueness causes numerous management and accountability problems. GAO is in support of the proposed legislation which addresses the ALJ issues. However, the legislation needs clarification in such areas as the purpose of ALJ appraisal, t...
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...