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Views on S. 84
B-135003: Published: May 20, 1981. Publicly Released: May 20, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on S. 84. The bill would liberalize the retirement benefits for employees who have served as Federal law enforcement officers or firefighters for at least 5 years, but less than the 20 years of qualifying service necessary for retirement under the special provisions pertaining to such personnel. Under the civil service retirement system,...
Changes Needed in Calculation of Reduction in Civil Service Annuities for Survivor Benefits
FPCD-81-35: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the method used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to reduce the civil service annuities of retired federal employees who have elected survivor benefits for their spouses. Specifically, its objectives were to evaluate the OPM method of calculating the survivor benefit reduction when applying cost-of-living adjustments and to determine what the effects would be if the method w...
Apportioning Retirement Benefits to Former Spouses of Federal Employees
FPCD-80-56: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
In an examination of the economic protection provided to widows or widowers and divorced spouses of Federal employees, GAO evaluated the equity of the current law, its administration by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and some possible alternative methods of providing retirement income to former spouses. The law requires OPM to comply with State court orders or decrees that divide civil...
Delays in Investing Employee Withholdings and Government Contributions to the Retirement, Life Insurance, and Health Insurance Trust Funds
FGMSD-80-79: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.
GAO was asked to review allegations made in an article in a periodical of poor accounting controls over checks from Federal agencies to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for deposit in trust funds that OPM manages, primarily for the benefit of Federal employees. The article alleged that the deficient controls related to checks transmitting employee withholdings and agency contributions for...
Voluntary Early Retirements Under the Civil Service Retirement System
112605: Jun 19, 1980
Legislation was enacted in 1973 allowing the Civil Service Commission, now the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to authorize agencies undergoing major reductions in force (RIF) to allow employees who were not affected by the RIF to retire early. The basic purpose of the law was to reduce involuntary separations and thereby save the jobs of younger workers who might otherwise be dismissed in t...
Proposed Revisions to the Civil Service Retirement System
112099: Apr 16, 1980
Several bills are being considered which would make certain changes to the civil service retirement system. Concerns have been raised that benefits may be paid unnecessarily to many retirees. Legislation should be enacted to encourage retention of potentially productive employees, who are being retired on disability, by requiring agencies to retain such employees in vacant positions they are capab...
Collection of Debts Owed the Veterans Administration
111985: Apr 1, 1980
The amount of money owed the Federal Government is enormous and growing. Many of the factors which impede Veterans Administration (VA) debt collection efforts are common throughout the Government. The Federal agencies have not been aggressive in pursuing collection; not enough resources are devoted to this effort; and collection methods are slow, expensive, and inefficient. In an effort to strengt...
Retirement Benefits for Panama Canal Employees
FPCD-80-41: Published: Feb 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) determination of the cost of the increased retirement benefits granted to Panama Canal employees by the legislation implementing the Panama Canal Treaty. The legislation granted major retirement benefits to Canal employees that are not provided to other Federal personnel under the civil service retirement system. Canal personnel,...
Public Pension Issues
094339: Sep 23, 1979
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DOD Civilian Employees' Use of Sick Leave Before Retirement Is Still High
FPCD-79-66: Published: Aug 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1979.
The services are permitting many employees pending optional retirement to exhaust their sick leave with the result that these employees receive full pay and earn additional sick and annual leave plus retirement credit while exhausting this sick leave. At five installations examined, about 10 percent of the employees were granted extended sick leave immediately before retiring, and about one-third...