Employment of foreign nationals (1 - 10 of 23 items)
Human Capital: Critical Skills and Competency Assessments Should Help Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Decisions
GAO-13-188: Published: Jan 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2013.
In fiscal year 2012, the Navy and the Air Force met their adjusted civilian workforce cap targets, but the Army did not. The Department of Defense (DOD) estimated the civilian workforce cap saved the department $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2012 and would save a total of $11.5 billion through 2016. At the time the cap was extended to the services, each was executing its fiscal year 2011 budgets with...
Contingency Contract Management: DOD Needs to Develop and Finalize Background Screening and Other Standards for Private Security Contractors
GAO-09-351: Published: Jul 31, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2009.
Currently in Iraq, there are thousands of private security contractor (PSC) personnel supporting DOD and State, many of whom are foreign nationals. Congressional concerns about the selection, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions in Iraq are reflected in a provision in the fiscal year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that directs DOD to d...
[Comments on ARS Employee's Claim for Severance Pay]
B-250892: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
No summary is currently available...
FAR Cost Principles Revisions
NSIAD-93-132R: Published: Feb 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed changes to the Department of Defense's (DOD) regulations concerning allowable costs on certain defense contracts. GAO noted that: (1) the new regulation provides that the head of an agency may waive the prohibitions on severance pay to foreign nationals when such payments are required by the host country's laws or a collective bargaining agreemen...
Severance Pay for Greek Local Nationals Employed by the Department of Defense
T-NSIAD-91-28: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the issue of severance pay for Greek employees at two closed U.S. military facilities in Greece. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State determined that severance-pay provisions did not apply to the closures, since the United States decided to close the two bases; (2) in the future, Congress could prohibit the DOD from using any appropriations...
Voice of America: Selected Personnel Practices Warrant Management Attention
NSIAD-89-160: Published: Jul 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Voice of America's (VOA) and Radio Marti's personnel management practices to determine the validity of numerous employees' allegations regarding: (1) time and attendance abuses; (2) irregular employment, supervisory, and management practices; (3) improper contract awards to purchase order vendors; and (4) discrimination and sexual harassment.GA...
State Department: Security Issues Related to Selected Employees
NSIAD-89-86: Published: Dec 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the appropriateness of the Department of State's use of foreign national employees to conduct security-related investigations at U.S. missions overseas; and (2) personnel security at State's diplomatic courier center.GAO found that State: (1) regularly used foreign investigators to assist regional security officers in conducting background...
Visas: U.S. and Japanese Practices for Granting Business Visas
NSIAD-88-48BR: Published: Dec 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the United States' review process for issuing E- and L-visas to aliens entering the country for business purposes; (2) Japan's visa system; and (3) characteristics of Japanese who obtained E- and L-visas from the United States.GAO found that the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulate in Osaka: (1) issued about 9,700 E-visa...
Issues Concerning Social Security Benefits Paid to Aliens
HRD-83-32: Published: Mar 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the circumstances under which social security benefits are paid to alien retirees and their dependents living abroad and discussed the characteristics of this beneficiary group. GAO also presented information concerning aliens who, while working in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, can earn social security credits.GAO found that...
AID Needs Clarification on Defense Base Act Insurance Requirements
ID-81-8: Published: Oct 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the insurance requirements of the Defense Base Act (DBA) as they relate to Agency for International Development (AID) contractors working overseas. DBA was enacted in order to extend workers' compensation protection to employees of Government contractors working at overseas defense bases. As a result, AID requires DBA insurance for employees working overseas, including:...