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Office of Personnel Management: Improvements Needed to Ensure Successful Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-345: Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
Through its Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) program, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is modernizing the paper intensive processes and antiquated information systems it uses to support the retirement of civilian federal employees. RSM is intended to deploy new or modified systems beginning in February 2008 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency's retirement progra...
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board: Many Responsibilities and Investment Policies Set by Congress
GAO-07-611: Published: Jun 21, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2007.
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement savings and investment plan for federal workers, held approximately $210 billion in retirement assets for 3.7 million participants, as of February 2007. TSP is managed by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB). In light of questions about TSP oversight, we examined (1) the current structure for overseeing FRTIB, (2) how the statutorily de...
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board: Due Diligence Over Administrative Expenses Should Continue and Be Broadened
GAO-07-541: Published: May 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2007.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is charged with managing the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)--a key component of retirement savings for many federal employees--in the interest of its participants and beneficiaries. As part of a broader request on oversight of FRTIB, GAO reviewed (1) the administrative expenses of FRTIB and key components of these expenses, (2) whether the administ...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Personnel and Authority for Selected Organizations Not Covered by Law Enforcement Retirement
GGD-97-127R: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several federal law enforcement police organizations to determine: (1) the types of violations these federal organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute such warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms; (3) the number of investigative personnel in th...
[Comments on Proposed Exchange of Frequent Flier Miles Between Railroad Retirement Board and RRB Employee]
B-276403: Published: May 19, 1997. Publicly Released: May 19, 1997.
The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requested advice on whether frequent flyer miles earned through an employee's personal travel on one airline may be exchanged for frequent flyer miles earned through official travel on a different airline where the exchange would allow RRB and the employee to each obtain a usable ticket at the time of the exchange. GAO noted that: (1) such a trade of mileage cre...
Federal Retirement: Retirement Data for Selected Agencies
GGD-86-123FS: Published: Aug 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the extent to which selected federal agencies' employees may be retiring to avoid the consequences of proposed legislation to change the taxation of annuities.GAO reviewed data from agencies with responsibilities for national security, public safety, space exploration, and basic research. GAO found that the number of voluntary ret...
Federal Retirement: Records Processing Is Better; Can Be Further Improved
GGD-86-47: Published: May 15, 1986. Publicly Released: May 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified methods the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could use to streamline the processing of civil service retirement documents and reduce the backlogs.GAO noted that OPM: (1) was not effectively using its automated equipment; and (2) did not assign and organize its personnel for maximum productivity. GAO found that OPM employees: (1) reviewed e...
Delays in Investing Employee Withholdings and Government Contributions to the Retirement, Life Insurance, and Health Insurance Trust Funds
FGMSD-80-79: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.
GAO was asked to review allegations made in an article in a periodical of poor accounting controls over checks from Federal agencies to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for deposit in trust funds that OPM manages, primarily for the benefit of Federal employees. The article alleged that the deficient controls related to checks transmitting employee withholdings and agency contributions for...
DOD Civilian Employees' Use of Sick Leave Before Retirement Is Still High
FPCD-79-66: Published: Aug 8, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1979.
The services are permitting many employees pending optional retirement to exhaust their sick leave with the result that these employees receive full pay and earn additional sick and annual leave plus retirement credit while exhausting this sick leave. At five installations examined, about 10 percent of the employees were granted extended sick leave immediately before retiring, and about one-third...