Government retirement benefits (11 - 20 of 24 items)
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...
S.42, Optional Early Retirement Program for Federal Employees
T-GGD-88-28: Published: Apr 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1988.
GAO discussed a bill which would authorize a temporary governmentwide early retirement opportunity for federal civilian employees. GAO noted that the bill would: (1) allow employees who met specific age and service time criteria to retire on immediate annuities; (2) exclude certain employees in designated positions; (3) not allow agencies to replace employees who retired early; (4) considerably ex...
Retirement Benefits: Modification of Civil Service Retirement Benefits for Part-Time Work
PEMD-86-2: Published: Jan 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
GAO reviewed the current retirement rules used for calculating civil service benefits for federal employees and developed a modification to bring retirement benefits in line with work actually performed during a career. A similar provision has been included in the proposed Civil Service Pension Reform Act covering employees hired after 1983.GAO found that retirement benefits for federal employees...
Effect of Requiring New Federal Employees To Be Temporarily Covered by Both Social Security and Civil Service Retirement
OCG-83-1: Published: Aug 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1983.
GAO analyzed the potential effects of requiring federal employees hired on or after January 1, 1984, to be temporarily covered by both social security and the civil service retirement system.GAO found that covered employees would be contributing about 14 percent of their salary to these programs, and only a small number would receive any benefits from the civil service system before the new supple...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...