Salary increases (21 - 30 of 36 items)
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...
Pay for Performance: Implementation of the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-87-28: Published: Jan 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) five federal agencies' transition from merit pay to the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS); (2) how PMRS addressed the problems identified with merit pay; (3) the problems that still exist under PMRS; (4) the pay increases and performance awards PMRS employees received in fiscal year 1985; and (5) selected e...
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...
Federal Workforce: Effects of FY 1987 Budget Proposals on Take-Home Pay of Selected Federal Employees
GGD-86-50FS: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO prepared a fact sheet showing the effects of 1987 budget proposals for a 3-percent pay raise and a 2-percent increase in retirement contributions on selected federal employees' take-home pay.GAO computed: (1) the effects on the take-home pay of employees in grades GS-5, GS-9, and GS-12 and at the senior executive level, taking into consideration those pa...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Across-the-Board Pay Raises and Other Military Manpower Issues
114739: Mar 31, 1981
The issues concerning military compensation and manpower policies are interrelated with the wisdom of instituting a military salary system to replace the antiquated pay and allowance system and whether the retirement system should be revised so that it would work for, rather than against, military manpower objectives. While across-the-board pay raises would have very little impact on the group of...
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...