Employee incentives (31 - 40 of 73 items)
Federal Pay--Special Rates: Effect on Recruitment and Retention for Selected Clerical Occupations
GGD-90-118: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
GAO examined the effectiveness of the use of special rates in recruiting and retaining federal clerical employees in selected localities.GAO found that: (1) higher salaries paid under the special rates program appeared to help to retain employees in the four clerical occupations reviewed; (2) in 18 of the 20 specific special rate cases examined, quit rates declined in the year after the imposition...
Recruitment and Retention: Inadequate Federal Pay Cited as Primary Problem by Agency Officials
GGD-90-117: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
GAO examined the causes of federal employee recruitment and retention difficulties and their effects on federal agencies, focusing on 11 white-collar occupations with high national quit rates in 16 metropolitan areas.GAO found that surveyed federal agency personnel and line managers believed that: (1) low federal pay was the most important reason employees left or applicants declined federal emplo...
Federal Pay: Comparisons With the Private Sector by Job and Locality
GGD-90-81FS: Published: May 15, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
GAO examined federal employment policies and practices to determine how to improve federal recruitment and retention, focusing on whether federal white-collar salary rates were competitive with nonfederal rates within local geographic areas.GAO found that: (1) in the 748 metropolitan statistical area (MSA) job-level combination comparisons in 1987, the private sector paid more in 89 percent; (2) i...
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement
OCG-90-2: Published: Apr 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1990.
GAO presented the findings of the National Advisory Commission on Law Enforcement (NACLE), focusing on: (1) compensation levels and issues involving recruitment, retention, and morale in federal law enforcement; (2) compensation rates for law enforcement officers; (3) overtime practices and policies; (4) retirement and benefits policies; and (5) the extent to which administrative procedures and le...
Pay for Performance: Agency Personnel Directors' Views
GGD-89-126FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated agency personnel directors' views on the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO found that: (1) about 80 percent of the personnel directors believed that their employees generally agreed with the views GAO presented in an earlier briefing report which indicated that PMRS was not fully meeting its objectives of motivating and rewa...
Federal Workforce: Federal Suggestion Programs Could Be Enhanced
GGD-89-71: Published: Aug 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private firms' and federal agencies' employee suggestion programs, focusing on the program characteristics that contributed to high employee participation and savings.GAO found that National Association of Suggestion Systems (NASS) data, input from federal program managers, and a Merit Systems Protection Board study revealed that: (1...
Locality Pay for Federal Employees
T-GGD-89-27: Published: Jun 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
GAO discussed locality pay for federal employees. GAO found that: (1) although the federal government set federal pay rates to ensure that it would pay federal employees fairly, the uniform general schedule pay system did not equitably compensate employees doing the same work in different locations; (2) differences in private-sector pay rates for certain occupations across localities resulted in d...
Pay for Performance: Interim Report on the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-89-69BR: Published: May 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS) and Senior Executive Service (SES) employees' views on the effectiveness of and possible improvements to PMRS, a pay-for-performance evaluation system for non-SES supervisors and managers.GAO found that the employees: (1) continued to perceive PMRS negatively, identifying performance appraisal pr...
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...
The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-89-73: Published: Jun 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) relating to merit system principles, prohibited personnel practices, and the administration of the public service.GAO found that: (1) problems in recruiting and retaining qualified staff hampered the federal government's ability to maintain th...