Federal compensation comparability need for congressional action : report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsJK775 1978 .G46 1978a
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Pagination4, 23 p. ;
Number of Pages23
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Open LibraryOL4374763M
LC Control Number78602478

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GAO noted that: (1) in contrast to a number of other studies, the report concludes that federal civilian employees receive about 51 percent more in salaries, wages, and benefits over their careers than do private-sector employees and that a percent wage reduction is needed to.

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The Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of or FEPCA was an attempt to address the need for pay reform in the executive branch of the United States Government that became apparent in the s as Federal civil service salaries fell behind those in the private provided guidelines to achieve pay comparability between Federal and non-Federal jobs.

GAO was requested to review the Administration's proposed total compensation comparability system and to determine how it would affect civilian employees in the Federal Government. In assessing the feasibility of total compensation comparability, GAO addressed the appropriateness of benefits included in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) analysis, the importance of the secondary.

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The Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of (FEPCA) represents a significant step forward for Federal managers and employees.

It offers a mechanism for reducing gaps between Federal and non-Federal pay and establishes a basis for ensuring continuing pay comparability. It recognizes. (a) Comparability of Wages- The Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to assure that persons employed in carrying out programs financed under this subchapter shall not receive compensation at a rate which is (1) in excess of the average rate of compensation paid in the area where the program is carried out to a substantial number of persons providing substantially comparable.

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He can be contacted and found through This book assesses the capacity of the federal government to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists and engineers for federal service. It recommends more vigorous use of the existing Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of (FEPCA), as well as changes in legislation.

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The concept of comparability has been reexamined and reendorsed any number of times, by a variety of-groups, including the previous Administration's President's Panel on Federal Compensation ("Rockefeller Panel") and, most recently, the Federal Personnel Management Projec.t.

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