Civil service (71 - 80 of 128 items)
Proposed Pay System for the Senior Executive Service
FPC-78-102: Published: Sep 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
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...
[Comments on Legality of Proposed Revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404]
B-211674: Published: May 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 25, 1983.
GAO was asked for its views on the legality of the proposed revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404 which provides that employees in steps 1 through 6 of a grade in the General Schedule must perform at the "fully successful" level to be eligible for a within-grade step increase, but employees in steps 7 through 9 must perform at the"exceeds fully successful" level to be eligible for a step increase. Specific...
Effects of FY 1982 Budget Cuts on the Merit Systems Protection Board
FPCD-83-20: Published: Apr 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of fiscal year (FY) 1982 budget reductions on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and its Office of the Special Counsel (OSC).MSPB and its OSC received substantial budget reductions in FY 1982 which required both agencies to cut their operating expenses. GAO found that MSPB and OSC were less timely and, in some instances, less t...
Financial Practices of the Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and Group Hospitalization, Inc.
B-164562: Published: Aug 24, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Questionnaire Design Problems Limit Usefulness of Results
FPCD-82-9: Published: Mar 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1982.
GAO reviewed the design of two merit systems review and studies (MSRS) questionnaires, one dealing with the merit system and the other with reprisal.GAO found that the questionnaires' objectives are very broad and address complex issues. GAO questions the appropriateness of using abstract data to meet descriptive and evaluative objectives. Neither questionnaire adequately provides a baseline or th...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Federal Pay-Setting Surveys Could Be Performed More Efficiently
FPCD-81-50: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1981.
GAO was requested to review certain aspects of federal wage and salary surveys and to identify more efficient alternatives.The federal government spends a great deal of time and money surveying the non-federal sector for wage and salary information. Some of this effort is repetitious and unnecessary. Of the many surveys done each year, GAO identified three that could be combined with other surveys...
Managing Human Resources for Increased Productivity
115035: Apr 28, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act is clearly the most important reform of the Federal civil service system in nearly a century. The reforms are based on sound principles intended to maximize the productivity of Federal workers at all levels of Government. The goals of the Act are to provide a competent, honest, and productive Federal work force; provide a work force reflective of the Nation's diversity...
Need for Improved Fiscal Controls Over Combined Federal Campaign
AFMD-81-56: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the fiscal controls over the Combined Federal Campaign to see if greater safeguards are needed to ensure that Federal employee gifts are properly accounted for, controlled, and distributed to participating charitable groups. The specific concern was whether the difference between gifts pledged and gifts actually received, commonly called shrinkage, is being properly allocat...