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The gender pay gap in the federal workforce has decreased considerably since 1999, but has not yet closed. In 2017, women earned 93 cents for every dollar earned by men. The pay gap is greater for certain groups of women, including Hispanics/Latinas, Blacks, and American Indians or Alaska Natives.
What GAO Found The General Services Administration (GSA) has largely met its lead-agency responsibilities for implementing the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010 (the Act) government-wide.
What GAO FoundFrom 2004 to 2012, the federal non-postal civilian workforce grew by 258,882 employees, from 1.88 million to 2.13 million (14 percent). Permanent career employees accounted for most of the growth, increasing by 256,718 employees, from 1.7 million in 2004 to 1.
What GAO FoundThe five selected agencies GAO reviewed are either exploring or taking actions such as increasing "telework" participation and implementing a "hoteling" program--which means that employees give up their individual, permanent space and use shared, nonpermanent workspaces when they are in...
What GAO FoundMost lobbyists were able to provide documentation to demonstrate compliance with the disclosure requirements of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA), as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA).
What GAO FoundTo operate as effectively and efficiently as possible and to make difficult decisions to address the federal governments fiscal challenges, Congress, the administration, and federal managers must have ready access to reliable and complete financial and performance informationboth for...