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Military Retirement: Proposed Changes Warrant Careful Analysis
T-NSIAD-99-94: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed military retirement, focusing on: (1) changes being proposed by the Department of Defense (DOD); (2) areas where GAO believes more information is needed; and (3) the opportunity to take a long-term strategic view of the military compensation system.GAO noted that: (1) there is no clear indication that the proposed change to the retirement system,...
Social Security: Different Approaches for Addressing Program Solvency
HEHS-98-33: Published: Jul 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues related to social security financing, focusing on: (1) the various perspectives that underlie the current solvency debate; (2) the reform options within the current program structure; (3) the issues that might arise if social security were restructured to include individual retirement accounts; and (4) the likely impacts on na...
Social Security: Better Payment Controls for Benefit Reduction Provisions Could Save Millions
HEHS-98-76: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) benefit payment provisions of the Social Security Act; and (2) the options to improve any administrative deficiencies.GAO noted that: (1) from several internal studies of SSA's administration of the Governmen...
Retirement Eligibility of Customs and INS Employees on the Southwest Border
GGD-98-70R: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number of certain types of Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) employees assigned to anti-drug smuggling activities on the Southwest Border who were eligible or who should become eligible to retire as of January 1, 1998, January 1, 1999, and January 1, 2000; and (2) plans Customs and INS have to...
Financial Management: Review of the Military Retirement Trust Fund's Actuarial Model and Related Computer Controls
AIMD-97-128: Published: Sep 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Retirement Trust Fund's actuarial model and related computer controls.GAO noted that: (1) based on GAO's review, GAO concurs with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP's conclusion that the methodology and actuarial assumptions used by the DOD Office of the Actuary to calculate the pension liability as of September 30, 1996...
Federal Pensions: Relationship Between Retiree Pensions and Final Salaries
GGD-97-156: Published: Aug 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to a series of questions about federal pension costs and retirement policy, focusing on: (1) the number of federal retirees, if any, whose pensions have come to exceed the final salaries that they earned while working; (2) why these retirees' pensions came to exceed their final salaries; (3) the difference, if any, in these retirees' pension amoun...
Military Retirees' Health Care: Costs and Other Implications of Options to Enhance Older Retirees' Benefits
HEHS-97-134: Published: Jun 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals that have been made to enhance older retirees' Department of Defense (DOD) health care benefits, including: (1) enrolling Medicare-eligible retirees in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE's health maintenance organization (HMO), and paying for their care with Medicare funds, referred to as Medicare subvention; (2) using DOD fund...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...
Military Retirement: Possible Changes Merit Further Evaluation
NSIAD-97-17: Published: Nov 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the military retirement system, focusing on: (1) military retirement costs; (2) the role of military retirement in shaping and managing U.S. forces; and (3) proposed changes to modernize the system and contribute to more efficient force management.GAO found that: (1) payments from the military retirement fund to military retiree...
DI Substantial Gainful Activity Levels
HEHS-96-109R: Published: Mar 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the linkage between the earnings limit for Social Security retirees and the earnings limit to determine eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) for the blind; and (2) whether a higher earnings limit for the blind than for all other disabled people is warranted. GAO found that: (1) in 1994, 4 million people, 2.8 percent of who...