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Pension Costs on DOD Contracts: Additional Guidance Needed to Ensure Costs Are Consistent and Reasonable
GAO-13-158: Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.
Labor costs are included in the prices contractors negotiate with the Department of Defense (DOD), and include pension costs as these are a normal element of employee compensation. Contractors make two sets of calculations for their defined benefit pension plans, following two sets of standards: (1) Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), which determine how pension costs are allocated to government cont...
Veterans' Disability Benefits: Improved Transparency Needed to Facilitate Oversight of VBA's Compensation and Pension Staffing Levels
GAO-06-225T: Published: Nov 3, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 2005.
The Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, asked GAO to submit a statement for the record highlighting findings from an examination of the Veterans Benefit Administration's (VBA) fiscal year 2005 budget justification. In that review, we assessed (1) VBA's determination and justification of claims processing staffing levels, and t...
Veterans' Benefits: More Transparency Needed to Improve Oversight of VBA's Compensation and Pension Staffing Levels
GAO-05-47: Published: Nov 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2004.
The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, asked GAO to assist the committee in its oversight of the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) disability compensation and pension programs. This report examines (1) VBA's determination and justification of claims processing staffing levels, and the role of productivity in such determinations, and (2) VBA's projec...
AFDC Recipients Who Are Terminated for Not Submitting a Monthly Eligibility Report May Be Receiving Undetected Overpayments
HRD-83-70: Published: Jul 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1983.
GAO reviewed compliance with the intent and specific provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 as it applies to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program.Title XXIII of the act contains provisions to retarget scarce financial resources by limiting AFDC eligibility and benefits to the truly needy, achieve cost savings through more efficient program administration,...
A CPI for Retirees Is Not Needed Now but Could Be in the Future
GGD-82-41: Published: Jun 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
GAO reviewed the need for a retirees' Consumer Price Index (CPI) to aid Congress and others in deliberations regarding possible actions to maintain the financial stability of retirement programs.GAO found that the use of a workers' index to trigger cost-of-living adjustments for the beneficiaries of the four major federal retirement programs had placed an extra financial strain on those programs....
A Consumer Price Index for Retirees and Alternatives for Controlling Indexing
118138: Apr 20, 1982
It has been suggested that a separate price index, constructed for retirees and used in lieu of the existing Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the basis for adjusting benefits under various Federal retirement programs, would be more equitable for retirees. GAO constructed such an alternative CPI, reweighting the expenditure and geographic data to reflect the consumption patterns and geographic distrib...