Retirees (1 - 10 of 22 items)
Federal Retirement Processing: OPM Is Pursuing Incremental Information Technology Improvements after Canceling a Modernization Plagued by Management Weaknesses
GAO-13-580T: Published: May 9, 2013. Publicly Released: May 9, 2013.
In a series of reviews, GAO found that the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) retirement modernization efforts were hindered by weaknesses in key management practices that are essential to successful information technology (IT) modernization projects. For example, in 2005, GAO made recommendations to address weaknesses in the following areas:Project management: While OPM had defined major comp...
Reemployment of Retirees: Six Agencies' Use of Dual Compensation Waiver Authority is Limited
GAO-12-855R: Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2012.
In summary, the six agencies we reviewed made very little use of the NDAA waiver authority in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The Department of Treasury made the most, although still very little, use of the waiver authority in both fiscal years--167 waivers in fiscal year 2010 and 214 waivers in fiscal year 2011. Agency officials told us that their agencies used a combination of NDAA and other waiver...
Older Workers: Enhanced Communication among Federal Agencies Could Improve Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Experienced Workers
GAO-09-206: Published: Feb 24, 2009. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2009.
The federal workforce, like the nation's workforce as a whole, is aging, and increasingly large percentages are becoming eligible to retire. Eventually baby boomers will leave the workforce and when they do, they will leave behind gaps in leadership, skills, and knowledge due to the slower-growing pool of younger workers. GAO and others have emphasized the need for federal agencies to hire and ret...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Premiums Continue to Rise, but Rate of Growth Has Recently Slowed
GAO-07-873T: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
Average health insurance premiums for plans participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) have risen each year since 1997. These growing premiums result in higher costs to the federal government and plan enrollees. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversees FEHBP, negotiating benefits and premiums and administering reserve accounts that may be used to cover plans' u...
Determining the Taxable Portion of Federal Pension Distributions
GGD-99-73R: Published: May 3, 1999. Publicly Released: May 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) what reasons, if any, exist for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to report the taxable portion of annuity benefits for newly retired federal employees on the Form CSA 1099R (Statement of Annuity Paid); and (2) the feasibility of OPM's doing so.GAO noted that: (1) there are three reasons for OPM to report on Form CSA 1099...
Retirement Eligibility of Customs and INS Employees on the Southwest Border
GGD-98-70R: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number of certain types of Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) employees assigned to anti-drug smuggling activities on the Southwest Border who were eligible or who should become eligible to retire as of January 1, 1998, January 1, 1999, and January 1, 2000; and (2) plans Customs and INS have to...
Overview of Federal Retirement Programs
T-GGD-95-172: Published: May 22, 1995. Publicly Released: May 22, 1995.
GAO discussed federal retirement issues, focusing on the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). GAO noted that: (1) CSRS has been closed to new entrants since 1983 and is a stand-alone pension system, while FERS covers employees who began federal service after 1983 and includes social security coverage, a pension plan, and a thrift savings plan;...
GGD-93-2R: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the impact of increased federal employee retirement at the end of 1990 due to the suspension of the lump-sum retirement benefit. GAO found that: (1) the pattern of retirements for 1989 and 1990 were similar, except that the largest number of monthly retirements occurred in November of 1990, compared to December of 1989, because many employees reti...
State Department: Controlling Access to Headquarters Facilities
NSIAD-88-196BR: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Department of State's issuance of building passes to nondepartmentmental employees.GAO found that State: (1) lacked a formal policy or criteria for granting and issuing passes; (2) cited employee morale, convenience, and access to building services to justify employee family passes; (3) routinely issued passes to personnel...
Federal Workforce: Effects of Public Pension Offset on Social Security Benefits of Federal Retirees
GGD-88-73: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the Social Security Act's public pension offset provisions on federal retirees.GAO found that, of 104,608 federal, state, and local government retirees with benefits subject to the offset provision: (1) 74 percent were men; (2) 92 percent had their spousal or survivor benefits totally offset; and (3) 69,061 were federal retirees, of w...