Federal employees (61 - 70 of 131 items)
Social Security: Clients Still Rate Quality of Service High
HRD-87-103BR: Published: Jul 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) surveyed client satisfaction with the quality of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) service since a reduction in force; and (2) compared the results with a similar survey conducted in 1984.GAO found that: (1) about 81 percent of the 1986 respondents rated SSA service as good to very good, whereas about 78 percent rated SSA service similarly...
Social Security Administration: Questionnaire Responses From Mid-Level Managers and Employees
HRD-87-72: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO sent questionnaires to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) mid-level managers and employees to obtain their perspectives on various issues and problems related to their jobs.GAO developed information on the managers' and employees' perceptions of their work environment and SSA operations, which might be useful in improving management and personnel effectiveness...
Implementation of the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986
T-GGD-87-10: Published: Mar 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO testified on the implementation of the Federal Employees Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERS). GAO noted that three lead agencies set policy for investment and management of the thrift savings fund, administer the basic annuity portion of FERS, and serve as information sources for employees transferring to a new retirement system. GAO found that: (1) some a...
Federal Executive Pay
T-GGD-87-1: Published: Nov 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
GAO provided its views on the need to adjust the salaries of top government officials. GAO noted that: (1) salary levels have not kept up with inflation; (2) the new federal employee retirement system that will go into effect next year will provide little incentive to federal employees to remain with the federal government, and will likely result in an increase in civil service turnover; (3) fewer...
[Response to Request Concerning Applicable Laws on Involuntary Retirement and Subsequent Rehiring of Employee]
B-202893: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether applicable laws and regulations were met in: (1) the involuntary retirement of an Economic Regulatory Administration (ERA) employee; and (2) the rehiring of the employee on a part-time basis. GAO held that the involuntary retirement and subsequent rehiring of the employee did not violate applicable laws and regulations...
Federal Retirement: Retirement Data for Selected Agencies
GGD-86-123FS: Published: Aug 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the extent to which selected federal agencies' employees may be retiring to avoid the consequences of proposed legislation to change the taxation of annuities.GAO reviewed data from agencies with responsibilities for national security, public safety, space exploration, and basic research. GAO found that the number of voluntary ret...
Federal Retirement: Records Processing Is Better; Can Be Further Improved
GGD-86-47: Published: May 15, 1986. Publicly Released: May 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified methods the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could use to streamline the processing of civil service retirement documents and reduce the backlogs.GAO noted that OPM: (1) was not effectively using its automated equipment; and (2) did not assign and organize its personnel for maximum productivity. GAO found that OPM employees: (1) reviewed e...
S. 2197, Optional Early Retirement Program for Federal Employees
129890: May 15, 1986
Testimony was given concerning early retirement for federal employees. GAO noted that S. 2197, a bill to establish temporary early retirement, would: (1) allow employees of a certain age with a specific number of service years to retire on immediate annuities; (2) reduce benefits by 2 percent for each year under age 55; (3) be available for a 6-month period ending December 31, 1986; (4) apply to a...
Federal Compensation: Effects of Proposed Retirement Changes on a Typical Federal Retiree
GGD-86-51FS: Published: Feb 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the fiscal year 1987 budget proposal which recommends changes to the civil service retirement benefits for a typical employee retiring at age 61 after 30 years of service.GAO found that: (1) the overall effect of the proposed benefit reductions would result in a loss of $112,000 over the lifetime of the typical retiree; (2) the propo...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...