Compensation (61 - 70 of 147 items)
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 Executive Pay
T-GGD-87-1: Published: Nov 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
GAO provided its views on the need to adjust the salaries of top government officials. GAO noted that: (1) salary levels have not kept up with inflation; (2) the new federal employee retirement system that will go into effect next year will provide little incentive to federal employees to remain with the federal government, and will likely result in an increase in civil service turnover; (3) fewer...
Federal Workforce: Performance Management and Recognition System Performance Awards
GGD-86-79FS: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning five federal agencies' expenditures under the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO noted that PMRS legislation established minimum and maximum aggregate amounts to be spent on performance awards. GAO found that: (1) one of the agencies spent more in fiscal year (FY) 1986 than in FY 1985 for PMRS perform...
Comments on Furloughing Federal Employees on Federal Holidays
B-222836: Published: May 8, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
This document responds to a letter requesting our opinion on the authority of a Federal agency to "furlough" its employees on a Federal holiday. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the Department of Agriculture has notified its employees that, because of budget cuts. the agency intends to furlough its employees on each of the next three scheduled Federal holidays--Memorial Day, the Fo...
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...
129370: Mar 19, 1986
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on federal pay, focusing on issues it raised in various audit reports over a 12-year period. GAO noted that: (1) the differential between federal and private sector pay rates averaged about 19 percent in 1985 and is expected to increase; (2) while the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will start to gather state and local government pay data for inf...
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...
Comparison of Federal and Private Sector Pay and Benefits
GGD-85-72: Published: Sep 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided current information on private sector and federal white-collar employee compensation packages. By law, federal employees' salaries are set at a level equitable and comparable with similar levels of work in the private sector, unless the President proposes alternative federal pay rates. There is no such requirement for benefits comparability. GAO an...
Interpretation of a Section of U.S.C. in the Antideficiency Act
B-197841: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
An interpretation was requested on whether, under the Antideficiency Act, an agency can legally permit its employees to come to work after the expiration of the agency's appropriation for one fiscal year and prior to the enactment of either a regular appropriation or a continuing resolution appropriating funds for the subsequent fiscal year. GAO believes that any supervisory officer or employee, i...
Payment of Holiday Pay to Part-Time Employees
B-198472(MRV): Published: May 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A question arose in connection with the observance of the Labor Day holiday at the Army Commissary, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as it pertained to part-time civilian employees. The Commissary employees are on a Tuesday through Saturday tour of duty, and in order to avoid paying holiday pay to full-time employees, the Army closed the Commissary the Tuesday after Labor Day. The part-time employees were...