Employee retirements (61 - 70 of 82 items)
The Government's Investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Pension Funds
116761: Oct 28, 1981
In 1978, GAO undertook a comprehensive review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Department of Labor's investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States, Southeast, and Southwest areas Pension Fund, including its coordination with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice. Despite apparent benefits, Labor's investigation and subsequent Labor-I...
Tax Revenues Lost and Beneficiaries Inadequately Protected When Private Pension Plans Terminate
HRD-81-117: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the practices and procedures of: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) for ensuring that pension plan terminations are reported; (2) IRS for processing plan terminations; and (3) IRS for ensuring compliance with income tax requirements by individuals receiving pension bene...
Government's Investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund
113126: Aug 25, 1980
GAO reviewed the government's investigation of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund. The Fund's trustees have been subject of controversy and allegations of misusing and abusing the Fund's assets. Allegations included charges that individuals linked to organized crime had connections with the Fund and questionable loans had been mad...
Employer Stock Ownership Plans: Who Benefits Most in Closely Held Companies?
HRD-80-88: Published: Jun 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1980.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) requires that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) be established and operated exclusively for the benefit of participants and their beneficiaries. Additionally, ERISA (1) defines an ESOP as a stock bonus plan or a stock bonus and money purchase plan that meets the qualification requirements of the Internal Revenue Service; and (2) provi...
Funding of State and Local Government Pension Plans
112161: Apr 21, 1980
Congress has long been concerned about the condition of State and local government pension plans. Almost all public pension plans have unfunded accrued liabilities and will continue to have such liabilities for many years. To investigate the potential financial impact of pension funding reform, the funding of 72 pension plans administered by 8 States and 26 local governments within those States we...
Comments on Funding of State and Local Government Pension Plans: A National Problem
112087: Apr 16, 1980
Comments were provided on a study concerning the funding of State and local government pension plans. The criteria used in the study for analyzing the selected State and local plans was the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) standard for funding private plans. While reviewing the plans, GAO found that State and local officials are generally aware of the need for sound actuarial fundin...
An Actuarial and Economic Analysis of State and Local Government Pension Plans
PAD-80-1: Published: Feb 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1980.
A study of future economic problems is being directed by the Joint Economic Committee. The goal of the study is to obtain more accurate estimates of future outlays from pension plans and the potential effect of these outlays on the Nation's economic resources. The main focus of the study was projecting the cost to State and local government pension plans of future benefit payout. To place benefit...
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...
Internal Revenue Service Efforts and Plans To Enforce the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
HRD-79-55: Published: Mar 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1979.
Efforts to enforce the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were reviewed.Since the enactment of ERISA, IRS has spent most of its field enforcement effort on determining whether plan provisions comply with ERISA requirements. Weaknesses in the determination process may result in pension plans being approved and operated which do no...
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...