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Personnel Practices: Employee Allegations Concerning OSHA Personnel Practices
HRD-87-5: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) personnel practices to identify any: (1) alleged official actions that could adversely affect OSHA operations; and (2) weakening in the promulgation and enforcement of OSHA health and safety standards.GAO found that: (1) 97 of the 124 allegations it reviewed did...
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...
Pay for Performance: Implementation of the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-87-28: Published: Jan 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) five federal agencies' transition from merit pay to the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS); (2) how PMRS addressed the problems identified with merit pay; (3) the problems that still exist under PMRS; (4) the pay increases and performance awards PMRS employees received in fiscal year 1985; and (5) selected e...
Personnel Practices: Legality of Political Appointments at the Bureau of Land Management
GGD-87-21BR: Published: Nov 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the legality of political appointments at the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), specifically: (1) certain Land Policy and Management Act provisions; (2) the number of such appointments in recent years; and (3) background information on the current political appointees.GAO found that: (1) BLM political seni...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies With a Senior Executive Service Rotation Program
GGD-87-22FS: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which executive branch agencies have either established or plan to establish job rotation programs for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).GAO contacted 63 agencies that had at least one career SES member as of March 31, 1986, and found that: (1) the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Environmental Protection...
DOD Revolving Door: Relationships Between Work at DOD and Post-DOD Employment
NSIAD-86-180BR: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on: (1) the extent to which former Department of Defense (DOD) personnel go to work for defense contractors on the same programs as they had worked on at DOD; (2) the extent to which the DOD-related responsibilities of former DOD personnel could have affected defense contractors; and (3) the extent of work-related communication betwe...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
Senior Executive Service: Investigating Distinguished Rank Award Nominees
GGD-86-86BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) policy of charging agencies a fee to investigate senior executives agencies nominate for a distinguished rank award under the Presidential Rank Awards Program.GAO noted that up to 6 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) executives may receive rank awards each year. GAO found that OPM: (1...
[Comments on Interior's Application of OMB Circular A-76]
B-215847: Published: Nov 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
GAO addressed issues pertaining to the minimum wage rates paid to federal employees at the Hoover Dam and the effect of dam employees' wage rates on the possibility of contracting for services at the Hoover Dam pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. GAO determined that: (1) the Bureau of Reclamation negotiates dam employees' wage rates annually with their union; (2) in 19...
Federal Workforce: Effects of FY 1987 Budget Proposals on Take-Home Pay of Selected Federal Employees
GGD-86-50FS: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO prepared a fact sheet showing the effects of 1987 budget proposals for a 3-percent pay raise and a 2-percent increase in retirement contributions on selected federal employees' take-home pay.GAO computed: (1) the effects on the take-home pay of employees in grades GS-5, GS-9, and GS-12 and at the senior executive level, taking into consideration those pa...