Compensation (51 - 60 of 147 items)
College Students' Perceptions of the Federal Government as an Employer
T-GGD-89-32: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
GAO discussed how college students perceive the federal government as an employer. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government would require employees with increased skill levels, it was not in a competitive position and had difficulty in recruiting and retaining quality personnel; (2) many students did not know that federal jobs were available, believed that applying for federal employmen...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...
Managing Human Resources: Greater OPM Leadership Needed to Address Critical Challenges
GGD-89-19: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on its leadership role in addressing governmentwide human resource problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has difficulty hiring, managing, and retaining quality staff; (2) such factors as lack of comparable pay with the private sector, a widespread negative image of federal service, and sho...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...
Federal Workforce: Federal Employees' Compensation Act Cost Growth and Workplace Safety
GGD-89-4: Published: Oct 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's (DOL) Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Program to: (1) determine the real growth in FECA costs after adjusting for inflation; (2) describe federal agencies' efforts to control program costs; and (3) identify the trend in federal workplace safety.GAO found that: (1) from 1979 to 1987, annual FECA costs increased f...
[Comments on Legal Status of Certain FHLBB Entities]
B-226708: Published: Sep 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legality of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) actions in establishing and placing certain of its functions in entities that consider themselves not subject to salary limitations for federal employees. GAO held that FHLBB: (1) improperly created the Office of Regulatory Policy, Oversight and Supervision, the Office of Finance, and the F...
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;...
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...
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...