Personnel management (21 - 30 of 35 items)
Benefit Practices for Permanent and Temporary Federal Employees
GGD-85-54: Published: Jun 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the benefits available to permanent and temporary federal employees; (2) the additional cost to the government if temporary employees received the same benefits as permanent employees; and (3) whether temporary employees are working recurring workperiods at the Forest Service's Northern Region.GAO found that: (1) generally, permanent employees...
State Department's Interpretation of Certain Provisions of the Foreign Service Retirement Amendments of 1976
B-188165: Published: Mar 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
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Special Pay and Benefits Granted to Select Groups of General Schedule Employees
FPCD-82-47: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified special pay or benefits which Congress has granted to air traffic controllers and other groups of Federal employees.The major special pay and benefits granted to select General Schedule employees are: (1) higher minimum rates of pay for certain occupations where private industry rates are substantially above the statutory Federal pay rates and...
Equity and Effectiveness of AAFES Personnel Policies: Issues and Concerns
FPCD-81-53: Published: Jul 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO reviewed certain Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) personnel policies and procedures applicable to Universal Annual (UA) employees to identify ways in which AAFES can more equitably or effectively manage its UA work force.Several areas were noted where increased management attention could benefit AAFES and could provide more effective use of nonappropriated funds. GAO specifically id...
Cost of Increased Retirement Benefits for Panama Canal Employees
FPCD-81-42: Published: May 6, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
GAO was asked to provide information on the appropriateness of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cost determination as related to the increased retirement benefits granted to Panama Canal employees by legislation implementing the Panama Canal Treaty. In a previous report, GAO expressed concern that, unless OPM charged the Panama Canal Commission on a basis which considered future pay and co...
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...
Federal Employee Awareness of Benefits Program Content and Value
FPCD-79-53: Published: May 14, 1979. Publicly Released: May 14, 1979.
Based on informal surveys, federal employees substantially underestimate the value of their benefits. The present method of providing general announcements and descriptive brochures aimed at large groups of employees does little to inform individuals about the specific value of their benefits.The disclosure practices of public employee retirement systems at the federal, state, and local level fall...
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...