Pensions (21 - 26 of 26 items)
Public Pension Offset
GGD-92-15R: Published: May 15, 1992. Publicly Released: May 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Public Pension Offset, a provision of the Social Security Act which reduces social security benefits for those federal and other government retirees who are entitled to social security benefits as spouses of social security recipients. GAO noted that: (1) the offset provision reduces survivor benefits by $2 for every $3 of public...
Social Security: Analysis of a Proposal to Privatize Trust Fund Reserves
HRD-91-22: Published: Dec 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a congressional proposal to create a new system of Individual Social Security Retirement Accounts (ISSRA), in which workers could place accumulated social security reserves for private-sector investment.GAO found that: (1) the proposal's effect on national saving was unclear; (2) ISSRA could be integrated with the existing progressive benefit struc...
Private Pensions: Plan Provisions Differ Between Large and Small Employers
HRD-89-105BR: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied private pension plans, focusing on the: (1) differing pension plan options that employers chose within the limits of the law in 1985; and (2) effects of Tax Reform Act of 1986 rule changes on plans and participants.GAO found that: (1) four out of five pension plans used some combination of age and service to determine worker eligibility for plan p...
Federal Retirement Issues
109874: Jul 12, 1979
A review of Federal retirement issues covered the following areas: need for a Federal retirement policy, costing and funding practices, disability retirement, and cost-of-living adjustments. There are 38 retirement systems maintained for various groups of personnel by Federal agencies and instrumentalities; consequently, there is a need to establish an overall, coordinated Federal retirement syste...
Railroad Retirement Program--How Does It Compare to Other Selected Retirement Programs?
HRD-79-41: Published: Jun 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1979.
The railroad retirement program's eligibility requirements, benefits, and financing were compared with the social security, civil service retirement, military retirement, and veterans pension programs. Comparative information was requested that could be used in making decisions as to the need for changing the benefits or structure of the railroad retirement program.Since much of the data for fisca...
Need for Recognition of the Full Cost of Retirement Benefits for Federal Work Force
FPCD-79-49: Published: Apr 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1979.
The Senate adopted a resolution requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a complete study of certain Federal and District of Columbia retirement programs to determine their financing methods, the extent of their unfunded liabilities, and any actions necessary to insure their solvency. A series of reports on Federal retirement matters have been issued since 1974. Congress is not being pro...