Salary increases (11 - 20 of 36 items)
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...
Pay For Performance: State and International Public Sector Pay-For-Performance Systems
GGD-91-1: Published: Oct 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) whether and to what extent state governments operated pay-for-performance compensation systems; (2) the problems experienced by those systems and their similarity to those experienced under the federal government's Performance Management and Recognition System; and (3) the extent to which foreign countries used pay-for-performance systems.GAO...
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...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Pay for Performance: Agency Personnel Directors' Views
GGD-89-126FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated agency personnel directors' views on the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO found that: (1) about 80 percent of the personnel directors believed that their employees generally agreed with the views GAO presented in an earlier briefing report which indicated that PMRS was not fully meeting its objectives of motivating and rewa...
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...
Pay for Performance: Interim Report on the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-89-69BR: Published: May 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS) and Senior Executive Service (SES) employees' views on the effectiveness of and possible improvements to PMRS, a pay-for-performance evaluation system for non-SES supervisors and managers.GAO found that the employees: (1) continued to perceive PMRS negatively, identifying performance appraisal pr...
Report of the National Commission on the Public Service
T-GGD-89-19: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed the National Commission on the Public Service's report on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the public service. GAO noted that the commission's report included recommendations for: (1) rebuilding public trust in government; (2) improving the presidential appointments process; (3) ensuring advancement opportunities for career executives; (4) decentralizing gove...
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)...
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...