Civil service (11 - 20 of 25 items)
Retirement Contribution Requirements for New Federal Employees
122326: Sep 14, 1983
Testimony was given on the effects of temporarily requiring new Federal employees to contribute to both the social security and the civil service retirement systems. GAO has been concerned that the extra contributions would place the Government at a competitive disadvantage in recruiting and retaining employees because they would result in a substantial reduction in take-home pay. Federal employee...
Federal Employee Demographics and Integration of State Retirement Plans With Social Security
FPCD-83-38: Published: Jul 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on social security coverage for Federal civilian employees, including demographic data on employees now covered by the civil service retirement system (CSRS) and an analysis of the approaches used by several States to integrate social security into their staff retirement plans for general employees. GAO also reviewed the Tennessee Vall...
Most Civil Service Disability Retirement Claims Are Decided Fairly, but Improvements Can Be Made
FPCD-83-1: Published: Apr 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) civil service disability retirement program to determine whether OPM has been consistent in applying its eligibility criteria and to assess the reasons for the increase in the number of OPM claims decisions that have been reversed by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).Although GAO estimated that...
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...
Civil Service Retirement for Employees of Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities
FPCD-79-69: Published: Jul 12, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1979.
Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFI) personnel meet the general criteria used to define Federal employees but are excluded by law from civil service retirement coverage. H.R. 2660 and H.R. 5181 would have amended the law to permit certain periods of service by NAFI employees in special services recreation and morale programs of the Armed Forces to be included as creditable service under t...
Interrelationships of Federal and District of Columbia Retirement Systems
109478: May 25, 1979
Congress should end the longstanding pay and fringe benefit interrelationship of Federal and District of Columbia employees that is a result of the fact that Federal employees participate in the D.C. police and firemen's retirement system and most District employees participate in the Federal civil service retirement system. About 1,500 Federal law enforcement personnel of the Park Police and Secr...
Implementation of P.L. 95-382--Civil Service Retirement Credit for Japanese-Americans
FPCD-79-39: Published: Mar 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1979.
Under a law enacted on September 22, 1978, civil service retirement credit became available to Japanese-Americans who were confined in U.S. internment camps during World War II and later became Federal employees. The law required the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to ensure that all eligible Japanese-Americans be informed of their legal rights. OPM is responsible for assisting eligible emplo...
Need for Overall Policy and Coordinated Management of Federal Retirement Systems (Volumes I & II)
FPCD-78-49: Published: Dec 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1979.
At the request of three House committee/subcommittee chairmen, GAO studied the desirability of establishing a mechanism to provide coordinated management of all retirement systems for Federal personnel in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.Federal retirement programs have not received the management attention they deserve. The lack of overall Federal retirement policies has resulted...
Disability Provisions of Federal and District of Columbia Employee Retirement Systems Need Reform
FPCD-78-48: Published: Jul 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1978.
Previous reports have discussed shortcomings in the disability provisions of federal and District of Columbia (D.C) retirement programs. Action on recommendations made in prior reports is still needed.The number of retirees receiving civil service disability annuities more than doubled from 1970 to 1977. The Civil Service Commission's (CSC) interpretation of entitlement to disability retirement is...