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Income Security Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
IAP-96-17: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Income Security issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 and 1997.GAO plans to: (1) promote more efficient, cost-effective government services; (2) evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) services and operations; (3) identify opportunities to manage welfare, retirement, and disability programs more efficiently; (4) evaluate federal and state efforts to preserve families...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-96
IAP-95-33: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 and 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-saving opportunities in welfare, disability, and child support programs; (2) reduce fraud and abuse in disability programs through computer matching and fraud prevention programs; (3) examine ways to remove medically improved individuals from disability rolls; (4) identify ways t...
D.C. Disability Retirement Rate
GGD-95-133: Published: Mar 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO commented on the computed disability retirement rate for District of Columbia police officers and fire fighters.GAO found that: (1) 11 police officers hired before February 15, 1980, retired on disability in 1994; (2) the enrolled actuary determined that the disability retirement rate should be 0.554 percent; (3) the rate determination complied, in all ma...
District's Workforce: Annual Report Required by the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act
GGD-94-64: Published: Mar 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO commented on the computed disability retirement rate for District of Columbia police officers and fire fighters.GAO found that: (1) 15 police officers and 1 fire fighter hired before February 15, 1980 retired on disability in 1993; (2) the enrolled actuary determined that the disability retirement rate should be 0.737 percent; (3) the rate determination c...
Military Disability Retirement
HRD-94-50R: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) military disability retirement program, focusing on whether officers who are eligible for normal retirement are more likely to retire on disability than enlisted members with similar lengths of service. GAO found that: (1) a greater percentage of officers attain normal retirement status than enlisted...
Pension Plans: Benefits Lost When Plans Terminate
T-HRD-92-58: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
GAO discussed how pension plan termination affects plan participants. GAO noted that: (1) despite federal insurance protections, participants in underfunded plans that terminate risk losing promised benefits; (2) although the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) guarantees certain basic pension benefits, it does not guarantee all benefits that plans promise; (3) PBGC will pay benefits that...
Social Security Funds: Additional Measures Could More Fully Indicate the System's Financial Condition
PEMD-88-11: Published: Feb 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1988.
GAO developed actuarial measures that the Social Security Administration (SSA) could use to document the financial condition of the combined Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Fund.GAO found that: (1) the 1987 SSA trustees' report to Congress indicated that the OASDI Trust Fund was in close actuarial balance, since expenditures were within 5 percent of income averaged over th...
Social Security: Payment Accuracy Rates Are Overstated
HRD-88-10: Published: Oct 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1987.
GAO examined the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Retirement and Survivors Insurance (RSI) program, to determine the: (1) adequacy of SSA payment measurement procedures; (2) accuracy of error rates annually reported for the program; and (3) effects of errors on beneficiaries.GAO found that: (1) although the processes SSA used to measure errors and determine payment accuracy rates were adequa...
Proposed Civil Service Supplemental Retirement System
128278: Oct 28, 1985
GAO presented its views on the proposed Civil Service Supplemental Retirement System, which combines social security, a defined benefit pension plan, and a thrift plan. This approach and the provisions of the thrift plan portion of the proposed program are consistent with prevailing provisions in the private sector; however, other aspects of the plan differ from private sector programs. GAO found...
Retirement Before Age 65 Is a Growing Trend in the Private Sector
HRD-85-81: Published: Jul 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector retirement patterns concerning: (1) the extent people are receiving private pension income before they are 65 years old; (2) if there has been a growing trend in the receipt of early private pension income; and (3) the extent early private pension receipt is due to disabilities or health problems.GAO found that abou...