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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.
Across the federal government, 45 programs provide servicemembers, veterans, spouses, and dependents with help establishing civilian careers, including education and employment services.
The programs frequently provided similar services to similar populations.
The Department of Homeland Security issues temporary work permits to eligible foreign workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Current U.S. law requires DHS to set annual limits on the number of permits it issues and to stop issuing them by the end of calendar year 2019.
The labor market of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is growing and continues to largely rely on foreign workers. A 2007 law requires CNMI to eventually raise its minimum wage to the federal level ($7.25). About 62% of workers were affected by the 2016 wage hike to $6.55.
The federal minimum wage has not been applied in American Samoa for many years. In 2007, Congress passed legislation to raise the territory's minimum wages, but subsequent legislation delayed or reduced these increases.
What GAO Found Officials in five selected states reported using three main approaches to develop plans for implementing career pathways, sector partnerships, and regional planning strategies under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
What GAO Found In a draft report, GAO determined that the General Service Administration's (GSA) 18F and Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) U.S. Digital Service (USDS) have provided a variety of services to agencies supporting their information technology (IT) efforts.