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Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on the Administration's Draft Proposed "Working for America Act"
GAO-06-142T: Published: Oct 5, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2005.
The federal government must have the capacity to plan more strategically, react more expeditiously, and focus on achieving results. Critical to the success of this transformation are the federal government's people--its human capital. We have commended the progress that has been made in addressing human capital challenges in the last few years. Still, significant opportunities exist to improve str...
Indian Issues: Spokane Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Grand Coulee Dam
GAO-04-125T: Published: Oct 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2003.
The Grand Coulee Dam was constructed on the Columbia River in northeastern Washington State from 1933 to 1942. The reservoir behind the dam covers land on the Colville Reservation along the Columbia River and land on the adjacent Spokane Reservation along both the Columbia and Spokane rivers. Under a 1940 act, the federal government paid $63,000 and $4,700 to the Colville and Spokane tribes, respe...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
Federal Compensation: Estimated Cost of Proposed Change in Federal Firefighters' Work Week
GGD-88-2FS: Published: Oct 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) cost estimate for a separate pay system and altered work week for civilian fire fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the proposed legislation would increase hourly salary rates, the change to a 60-hour work week would lower annual salaries; (2) DOD did not consider the effect of work-hour reductions on military...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
The Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1985
128108: Oct 9, 1985
GAO testified on: (1) the President's Commission on Executive Exchange Program which promotes federal government and private sector understanding and cooperation in temporary exchanges of executives; and (2) H.R. 3002, which proposes to allow acceptance of voluntary services from some private sector participants in the program. GAO identified several shortcomings in the Commission's conflict of in...
Comments on Proposed Regulations Which Would Implement the Backpay Act
B-197792(MRV): Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of proposed regulations which would implement the Back Pay Act, as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. One significant change in the regulations would result in the burden of proof lying with the employing agency rather than the employee in cases where compensation was denied, withdrawn, or reduced due to an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action. GAO has no obj...