Reemployment of Retirees: Six Agencies' Use of Dual Compensation Waiver Authority is Limited

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "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 authorities already in place when hiring retired workers. For example, during our review we found that the NRC used ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 10, 2012.

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "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 authorities already in place when hiring retired workers. For example, during our review we found that the NRC used the waiver authority provided to it in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and used the NDAA authority to rehire an annuitant for purposes not available in the Energy Policy Act. None of the agencies reported that they exceeded the threshold imposed by the NDAA, 1 percent of their full-time employees, thus they were not required to prepare succession plans, as would have been required under the act."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Reemployment of Retirees: Six Agencies' Use of Dual Compensation Waiver Authority is Limited, text, September 10, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301193/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.