Pension plan (61 - 70 of 114 items)
Leveraged Buy-Out Funds: Investments by Selected Pension Plans
HRD-89-121: Published: Aug 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the role of private and public pension funds in leveraged buy-outs (LBO), focusing on the: (1) methods pension plans used to evaluate LBO-funded investments; (2) principal provisions of LBO-fund limited-partnership agreements; (3) rate of return pension plans obtained on LBO-fund investments; and (4) Department of Labor's oversight of pension plan...
Pension Plans and Leveraged Buy-Outs
T-HRD-89-20: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed its work on the role of pension plans in leveraged buy-outs (LBO), focusing on the: (1) incidence of pension plan terminations by companies taken over in LBO; (2) extent of pension plan investments in LBO; and (3) risks of investing pension plan assets in LBO. GAO found that: (1) 40 percent of the companies it reviewed terminated pension plans with a total of about $1.8 billion in as...
Pension Plan Participation in Leveraged Buyout Funds
T-HRD-89-5: Published: Feb 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the role of pension funds in leveraged buyouts (LBO). GAO reviewed 4 plan sponsors and found that: (1) they invested $474 million in assets in 44 LBO; (2) they made their decisions after evaluating the LBO firms' reputations, experience, and track records; (3) generally, LBO fund investments are risky because their assets are committed for 10 or 12 years and cannot be traded on the o...
Pension Plans: Labor and IRS Enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
HRD-89-32: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to enforce the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's pension plan provisions.GAO found that: (1) DOL closed 1,323 individual pension plan investigations in fiscal year (FY) 1987 and closed 718 during the first 8 months of FY 1988; (2) DOL closed investigations of 7...
Providing Periodic Personal Earnings and Benefit Statements to Workers Covered by Social Security
T-HRD-88-25: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1988.
GAO discussed requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide periodic personal earnings and benefit statements to workers covered by social security. GAO found that: (1) 70 percent of the 25 million workers in defined benefit pension plans lacked knowledge of their eligibility for early or normal retirement; (2) from 1978 through 1984, SSA recorded $58.8 billion less in earnings tha...
Effect of the 1987 Stock Market Decline on Selected Large Pension Plans
T-HRD-88-21: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1987 investments of large pension plans to determine: (1) how the 1987 stock market decline affected plan assets; (2) whether there was a relationship between the proportion of funds invested in stock and changes in asset values; and (3) how defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans fared during the market decline. GAO found that: (1) alth...
Department of Labor: Pension Plans and Corporate Takeovers
HRD-88-58: Published: Mar 31, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's (DOL) enforcement efforts concerning the potential misuse of pension plans in corporate takeovers.GAO found that DOL: (1) delegated responsibility for enforcing Employment Retirement Income Security Act standards to its Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA); (2) informally learned of takeover transactions from...
Pension Plans: Vesting Status of Participants in Selected Small Plans
HRD-88-31: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the vesting status of individuals in top-heavy retirement plans in small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, to determine the likely effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on their vesting status.GAO found that of the 128 retirement plans it reviewed: (1) shorter-tenured workers would have been adversely affected by the change...
Vesting Status of Selected Participants in Top-Heavy Pension Plans
T-HRD-88-3: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effect of replacing 1982 "top-heavy" pension plan vesting rules with those of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. After comparing the vesting status of 859 active participants in 128 top-heavy small-business pension plans, GAO noted that, if the plans had used the 1986 graded vesting schedule: (1) the proportion of nonvested women would have increased...
Pension Plans: Government Insurance Program Threatened by Its Growing Deficit
HRD-87-42: Published: Mar 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) causes of large claims against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) insurance program; and (2) potential effects of the Single Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act (SEPPAA).GAO found that: (1) 90 percent of the $501 million in claims against PBGC from 1983 through 1985 resulted from 23 employers terminating 33 pension plans; (...