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Congressional Retirement Issues
T-GGD-95-165: Published: May 15, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
GAO discussed congressional retirement benefits, focusing on how they compare to retirement benefits available to other federal and civil service employees. GAO noted that: (1) overall, the retirement provisions in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for members are more beneficial than the provisions for other federal employee groups, sinc...
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...
Workforce Reductions: Downsizing Strategies Used in Selected Organizations
GGD-95-54: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
GAO provided information on how 17 private companies, 5 states, and 3 foreign governments planned for and carried out downsizings, focusing on successful strategies and approaches that may help federal agencies to implement federal employment reductions mandated by the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act.GAO found that: (1) while private companies base downsizing decisions on corporate restructuri...
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...
GGD-93-2R: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the impact of increased federal employee retirement at the end of 1990 due to the suspension of the lump-sum retirement benefit. GAO found that: (1) the pattern of retirements for 1989 and 1990 were similar, except that the largest number of monthly retirements occurred in November of 1990, compared to December of 1989, because many employees reti...
HHS Staff for Board and Care Issues
HRD-92-29R: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the number of individuals within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) involved with issues related to board and care homes for the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation leads HHS involvement in board and care issues; (2) HHS devotes few staff to board and care issues, and the...
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...
Social Security Downsizing: Significant Savings but Some Service Quality and Operational Problems
HRD-91-63: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA): (1) efforts in reducing its staff by 21 percent between fiscal years 1985 and 1990; and (2) ability to maintain adequate service quality throughout the downsizing period.GAO found that: (1) SSA timely completed its staff reduction and achieved $1.9 billion in cost savings for the 6-year period, with expec...
Regional Offices and the Field Operations Division: Interview With Francis X. Fee, Walter H. Henson, and Hyman L. Krieger
OP-15-OH: Published: Jun 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Francis X. Fee, Walter H. Henson, and Hyman L. Krieger, three former GAO officials who served as regional managers and as directors or deputies in the Field Operations Division, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are s...
Pay and Benefits: Contract Court Security Officers Compared to U.S. Deputy Marshals
GGD-90-67FS: Published: Apr 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the pay and benefits of court security officers and U.S. Marshals Service deputy marshals.GAO found that: (1) the contract cost for court security officers' pay and benefits generally was lower than the cost of using deputy marshals; (2) the pay rate for deputy marshals generally exceeded the pay for court security officers after about 1.5 years of...