Federal employees (31 - 40 of 47 items)
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...
Review of Decisions Regarding Restoration of Forfeited Annual Leave
B-197438(JAB): Published: Mar 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1980.
A review was requested of certain Comptroller General decisions on the restoration of forfeited annual leave. It was felt that these decisions were based upon an erroneous interpretation of the law, and on a definition of administrative error that was not intended by Congress. GAO based the decisions on the congressional intention that restoration of leave would be authorized if the leave were los...
The OGC Adviser, Vol. 4, No. 2
113397: Jan 1, 1980
This publication, which is published three times a year, contains articles which deal with various aspects of administrative law that should be of interest to the GAO staff. An overview of the administrative process of Federal agencies is presented. The intricacies involved in the ongoing Constitutional challenge of one of the legislative veto mechanisms are described. An article explores why many...
GAO Efforts Related to the Problem of Fraud in the Government
110734: Oct 30, 1979
Information was provided on GAO efforts to prevent fraud in Government programs. It was determined that the essential elements of an effort to combat fraud should include: (1) procedures to assess the vulnerability of the programs in question to see if the agencies were aware of the susceptibility of their programs to fraudulent schemes; (2) the comprehensive collection and analysis of information...
Federal Agency Standards of Employee Conduct Need Improvement
FPCD-80-8: Published: Oct 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1979.
Basic standards of conduct for government officials were prescribed in a recent Executive Order. Standards of employee conduct developed by federal agencies often differ in the ways they are interpreted and applied. Differences in agency application of standards result from statutes applicable to individual agencies and different agency responsibilities.The basic philosophy underlying the applicat...
Assistance to Displaced Federal Civilian Employees--Avoiding Loss of Needed Trained Personnel
FPCD-80-3: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
A review was made of assistance provided to Federal civilian employees displaced from their positions through no fault of their own when agencies reorganize or act to adjust to program, funding, personnel ceilings, or other changes. The review was conducted at six selected Federal facilities representing both civilian and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies in the Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Uta...
Comments on a Bill Cited as "Defense Production Act Amendments of 1979"
B-96983: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
If enacted, the purpose of the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1979 is to ensure that Federal procurement decisions will not be influenced by a procurement official's anticipation of private sector employment or other compensation with a Government contractor. Between 1969 and 1973 at least 1,400 high-ranking individuals have left the Department of Defense to accept employment with military c...
Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
107986: Dec 4, 1978
The Government's financial assistance programs are vulnerable targets of fraud and related white-collar crimes. The identification of the extent, nature, and frequency of these illegal acts, together with strong internal controls and effective audit coverage, is essential, but several agencies reviewed were not doing enough to identify fraud. No one knows the magnitude of fraud against the Governm...
The Fly America Act Should Allow More Agency Discretion in Authorizing Use of Foreign-Flag Air Carriers To Conduct Business Overseas
LCD-78-235: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
Under the provisions of the Fly America Act, government travelers are required to use American-flag air carriers for official business overseas. The act was intended to counterbalance foreign governments' restrictive routing practices in relation to use of their national-flag carriers and to increase use of American-flag carriers.Although there were few statistics available to measure the use of A...
H.R. 12845, 95th Congress
106880: Aug 15, 1978
The primary objective of H.R. 12845 is greater independence of GAO from the executive branch. H.R. 12845 provides safeguards for the rights of employees and applicants and requires adherence to the principles of merit, equal employment opportunity, and veterans preference. By exempting GAO employees from certain civil service laws administered by the Civil Service Commission, the bill would provid...