Employee incentives (51 - 60 of 73 items)
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)...
Federal Workforce: Low Activity in Awards Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
GGD-88-22: Published: Dec 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed six agencies' policies, procedures, and practices in implementing the Inspectors General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures, which rewards federal employees and military personnel whose disclosures of fraud, waste, or mismanagement result in cost savings to the government.GAO found that: (1) most IG disagreed with the use of a c...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
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 Personnel: Agencies Need To Make Greater Use of Employee Suggestion Programs
GGD-87-44BR: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Government Employees' Incentive Awards Program to determine if agencies have established effective suggestion programs.GAO found that suggestion program activities and results varied widely throughout the government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported that: (1) one agency received 16.1 suggestions per 100 employ...
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 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...
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...
Comments on H.R. 5743
B-207219: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5743. If enacted, this bill would amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to restore full comparability and within-grade increases to all employees in General Schedule grades 13 through 15 and to use quality step and incentive award funds to provide lump-sum performance bonuses. Since the bill would apply to all persons in these grades, not just...
Testimony of the Comptroller General on the Impact of the Senior Executive Service
GGD-84-32: Published: Dec 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO transmitted its detailed statement, which had been presented on November 7, 1983, on the results of its review of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and accompanying statistical data. The SES program was designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of government operations and to: (1) hold executives accountable for government op...