ERIC Number: ED307455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Workforce. Implementation of the Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1986. Report to Congressional Committees.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.
In this report the advantages and disadvantages of the experimental approach to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange Program are identified. The Executive Exchange Program Voluntary Services Act of 1986 added this experimental component to encourage higher level private sector executives to participate, since their salaries would be paid by their private sector employers rather than by the government. Telephone interviews were conducted with 40 private sector executives who participated in the program during FY 1988 and 1989, 30 of their corporate employers, and 24 of their government hosts. All parties had generally positive views of the experimental component. The Commission's conflict of interest procedures appeared to be adequate for experimental component executives. No disadvantages to the government were found. An inequity in the program was that private sector executives continued to receive most of their fringe benefits from their corporate employers, but federal participants were in a leave-without-pay status, and certain federal employee benefits were reduced or not available to them. The experimental component enabled higher salaried private sector executives to participate, resulted in savings to the government, and encouraged greater federal agency participation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Corporate Support, Exchange Programs, Federal Government, Government Employees, Institutional Cooperation, Public Agencies, Salaries
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies: $2.00 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.