Employee retirement plans (1 - 10 of 21 items)
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...
Federal Retirement: Benefits for Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, and Other Employees
GGD-95-78: Published: May 15, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the retirement benefits available to members of Congress and congressional staff with those available to other employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).GAO found that: (1) CSRS provisions for congressional members are generally more generous than those for general employees; (2) M...
Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...
NASA Personnel: Shortages of Scientists and Engineers Due to Retirements Unlikely in the 1990s
NSIAD-91-185: Published: Jun 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the age profile of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) scientists and engineers, focusing on: (1) the potential loss of experienced scientists and engineers between 1990 and 1999; and (2) NASA effectiveness in recruiting highly qualified scientists and engineers.GAO found that: (1) the annual attrition rate for NASA scientist...
Federal Workforce: Positions Eligible for Law Enforcement Officer Retirement Benefits
GGD-89-24: Published: Feb 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on job classification for federal law enforcement employees eligible under the special retirement provisions of the Civil Service Retirement System, focusing on: (1) the number of approved positions and law enforcement employees hired governmentwide since 1982; (2) whether and why the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury inc...
Federal Personnel: Views From Two Agencies on Why More Employees Did Not Join the New Retirement System
GGD-88-52FS: Published: Mar 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information from Army and Veterans Administration officials on the major reasons why employees did not transfer from the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to the new Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS).GAO found that: (1) 32 officials reported that employees who planned to make their careers in the federal government believed that CSR...
Federal Workforce: Provisions for Comparing Government and Contractor Retirement Costs Should Be Changed
GGD-88-25: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appropriateness of the 1986 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 revisions that required exclusion of thrift savings plans and the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) portion of Social Security from estimates of government and contractor retirement system costs in cost-comparison studies.GAO found that: (1) th...
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...
Summary of 1983 Federal Pension Plan Information
AFMD-85-69: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the information contained in the federal pension plan reports filed with the Comptroller General.GAO found that: (1) the comparative data for plan years 1979 through 1983 showed that the plans covered 6 million active participants; (2) the net assets available for benefits totalled $115.8 billion; (3) the projections were highly dependent on the ac...
Retirement Contribution Requirements for New Federal Employees
122379: Sep 20, 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...