Federal employees (31 - 40 of 131 items)
Determining the Taxable Portion of Federal Pension Distributions
GGD-99-73R: Published: May 3, 1999. Publicly Released: May 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) what reasons, if any, exist for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to report the taxable portion of annuity benefits for newly retired federal employees on the Form CSA 1099R (Statement of Annuity Paid); and (2) the feasibility of OPM's doing so.GAO noted that: (1) there are three reasons for OPM to report on Form CSA 1099...
Federal Retirement: Key Elements Are Included in Agencies' Education Programs
GGD-99-27: Published: Mar 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the retirement education that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and agencies provide to federal civilian employees covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS).GAO noted that: (1) OPM and the experts with whom GAO consulted held generally consistent views regarding the recommended c...
Retirement Eligibility of Customs and INS Employees on the Southwest Border
GGD-98-70R: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number of certain types of Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) employees assigned to anti-drug smuggling activities on the Southwest Border who were eligible or who should become eligible to retire as of January 1, 1998, January 1, 1999, and January 1, 2000; and (2) plans Customs and INS have to...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Personnel and Authority for Selected Organizations Not Covered by Law Enforcement Retirement
GGD-97-127R: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several federal law enforcement police organizations to determine: (1) the types of violations these federal organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute such warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms; (3) the number of investigative personnel in th...
[Comments on Proposed Exchange of Frequent Flier Miles Between Railroad Retirement Board and RRB Employee]
B-276403: Published: May 19, 1997. Publicly Released: May 19, 1997.
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requested advice on whether frequent flyer miles earned through an employee's personal travel on one airline may be exchanged for frequent flyer miles earned through official travel on a different airline where the exchange would allow RRB and the employee to each obtain a usable ticket at the time of the exchange. GAO noted that: (1) such a trade of mileage cre...
Social Security: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration
T-HEHS-96-150: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed union activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA) and how these activities compare with other federal agencies, federal corporations, and the private sector. GAO noted that: (1) unions have significant involvement in operations and management decisions and union representatives use authorized paid time off to conduct their activities; (...
[Comments on FRTIB Objections to GAO Recommendations]
B-260594: Published: Nov 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1995.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board reiterated its position that it lacked the legal authority to carry out a GAO recommendation that it provide information to federal employees on how Thrift Savings Plan investments interact with Federal Employees' Retirement System benefits. GAO noted that: (1) it fully complied with government auditing standards requiring it to give the Board the opp...
Federal Pensions: Thrift Savings Plan Has Key Role in Retirement Benefits
HEHS-96-1: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), focusing on: (1) the extent to which employees under FERS voluntarily contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); (2) how well TSP educational materials address the importance of employee participation; and (3) whether there should be additional TSP investment options.GAO found that: (1...
Federal Retirement System Financing
T-GGD-95-197: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
GAO discussed federal retirement system financing, focusing on: (1) how the government finances the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS); and (2) the budget implications of the financing methods being used. GAO noted that: (1) employees contribute toward CSRS and FERS costs and the government funds all remaining costs; (2) CSRS contributions are...
Overview of Federal Retirement Programs
T-GGD-95-172: Published: May 22, 1995. Publicly Released: May 22, 1995.
GAO discussed federal retirement issues, focusing on the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). GAO noted that: (1) CSRS has been closed to new entrants since 1983 and is a stand-alone pension system, while FERS covers employees who began federal service after 1983 and includes social security coverage, a pension plan, and a thrift savings plan;...