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[Comments on Legality of Proposed Revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404]
B-211674: Published: May 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 25, 1983.
GAO was asked for its views on the legality of the proposed revision to 5 C.F.R. 531.404 which provides that employees in steps 1 through 6 of a grade in the General Schedule must perform at the "fully successful" level to be eligible for a within-grade step increase, but employees in steps 7 through 9 must perform at the"exceeds fully successful" level to be eligible for a step increase. Specific...
Problems Persist in the EEO Complaint Processing System for Federal Employees
FPCD-83-21: Published: Apr 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on continuing problems with the discrimination complaint processing system for Federal employees and some proposed changes in the system.The system for processing Government employees' discrimination complaints continues to be plagued with problems, particularly the length of time it takes to process complaints. GAO found that complaints closed...
Reimbursement of Federal Employee's Salaries and Benefits by Saudi Arabia
ID-83-4: Published: Oct 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
The U.S. Government has approximately 1,500 employees working either in Saudi Arabia or in support positions in the United States whose salaries and benefits are being reimbursed by the Saudi Arabian Government. GAO reported on the scope of the overall programs, the working relationship of the federal employees to Saudi personnel, and the perceptions of U.S. employees.Federal employees who are inv...
FBI Has Improved Its System for Handling Allegations of Improprieties and Misconduct Against Its Employees
GGD-78-92: Published: Aug 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
Employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) must comply with regulations concerning standards of conduct, both on and off the job, and are subject to disciplinary action for violations.The FBI has improved its system for handling allegations of impropriety and misconduct by creating an Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and making it centrally responsible for overseeing and con...
Special Pay and Benefits Granted to Select Groups of General Schedule Employees
FPCD-82-47: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified special pay or benefits which Congress has granted to air traffic controllers and other groups of Federal employees.The major special pay and benefits granted to select General Schedule employees are: (1) higher minimum rates of pay for certain occupations where private industry rates are substantially above the statutory Federal pay rates and...
Observations on the Office of the Special Counsel's Operations
FPCD-82-10: Published: Dec 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Office of the Special Counsel's (OSC) handling of prohibited personnel practice complaints. In its review, GAO selected a random sample of 283 cases out of 948 cases closed between October 1, 1980, and March 31, 1981.Of the cases reviewed, OSC substantiated only one complaint. Seven others were resolved between the agency and the complainant before OSC completed its investigation,...
Framework for Assessing Job Vulnerability to Ethical Problems
FPCD-82-2: Published: Nov 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1981.
There is growing concern in Congress and elsewhere over the amount of Government money lost each year through fraud and abuse by Federal employees. GAO developed a framework in which a job's particular vulnerability to ethical or conflict-of-interest problems could be assessed. The framework was based on a group of factors which agencies could use to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their pr...
The Department of Energy's Use of Support Service Contractors To Perform Basic Management Functions
EMD-81-144: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) use of contractors to perform work involving basic governmental management functions. Previous GAO reports have indicated that some DOE contracts were written so that contractors could be performing these types of functions; however, GAO could not determine if contractors were, in fact, performing basic management functions. The problem of contractors...
Actions Needed To Enhance the Credibility of Senior Executive Service Performance Award Programs
FPCD-81-65: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) performance and rank awards paid as of June 1981. The objectives of the review were to: (1) gather statistical data on performance and rank awards to determine if agencies were in compliance with the law and with the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) guidance, (2) assess the validity and effectiveness of methods and criteria that agencies use in...
Federal Judiciary's Court Reporting System
116449: Jun 26, 1981
Many court reporters are taking advantage of the present system for recording and transcribing Federal district court proceedings by overcharging litigants for transcripts; operating private businesses out of space provided by Federal courts; and using substitutes rather than personally providing the services for which they were hired. The system is costly to both the courts and litigants and is p...