Employee incentives (21 - 30 of 73 items)
Sunday Premium Pay: Millions of Dollars in Sunday Premium Pay Are Paid to Employees on Leave
GGD-95-144: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' payment of premium pay to employees on leave, focusing on: (1) the agencies that paid the most Sunday premium pay; (2) the total amounts of Sunday premium pay paid to employees on leave; (3) whether employees at selected agencies increased their leave usage after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued premium pay guidan...
Federal Downsizing: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Buyout Authority
T-GGD-95-164: Published: May 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' use of their buyout authority to reduce staff levels. GAO noted that: (1) by fiscal year 1996, nonDefense agencies expect to perform about 37,000 buyouts and Department of Defense agencies expect 69,000 buyouts; (2) 43 nonDefense agencies have reported paying buyouts; (3) almost 40 percent of nonDefense buyouts have gone to emplo...
Federal Downsizing: The President's Fiscal Year 1996 Budget and Its Compliance with the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994
T-GGD-95-105: Published: Mar 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1995.
GAO discussed the President's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget proposal, focusing on its compliance with the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) the act requires the government to cut its workforce to 272,900 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions by 1999; (2) FTE targets were met in FY 1994 and will likely be met in FY 1995; (3) the Administration proposes eliminating 173,3...
Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...
The Public Service
OCG-93-7TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the need to acquire and retain a competent and motivated federal work force.GAO noted that: (1) to attract and retain a high-quality work force, the government must sustain the initiatives begun in the last 4 years and respond to other emerging issues; (2) federal managers do not always have the flexibility, systems, or process...
Federal Personnel: Special Authorities Under the Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-92-124BR: Published: Jul 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project, focusing on personnel management authorities available to NIST and the effects of the Federal Employees' Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) on the project.GAO found that: (1) FEPCA should not significantly affect the demonstration proje...
Continuous Improvement: The Quality Challenge
QMG-92-1: Published: Nov 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1991.
GAO presented its plan for implementing quality management, focusing on its: (1) vision, mission, and guiding principles; and (2) quality management goals and strategies for November 1991 through November 1993...
Federal Personnel: Review of Evaluation of Personnel Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-91-93: Published: May 14, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) contractor's evaluation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project to hire and retain capable employees.GAO found that the evaluation of the NIST project's first 2 years was not sound, since: (1) although the contractor's proposed evaluation...
Federal Pay: Private Sector Salary Differences by Locality
GGD-91-63FS: Published: Apr 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1991.
GAO compared federal white-color salary rates with non-federal rates within local geographic areas.GAO found that: (1) private sector employers paid more than the federal government in each of the 22 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA); (2) the size of the average private-sector advantage varied by MSA, ranging from 6 percent to 39 percent; (3) in 9 of 22 MSA, federal pay trailed average private-...
Pay and Benefits: Data on Energy Employees Who Retired or Resigned in Fiscal Year 1989
GGD-91-14BR: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information through a questionnaire on former Department of Energy (DOE) employees at grade 13 and above who retired or resigned during fiscal year 1989, focusing on whether the employees took jobs with government contractors or grantees and earned salaries higher than their government pay.GAO found that: (1) 72 percent of employed respondents were...