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Title: TVA nuclear power: Management of the nuclear program through personal services contracts

Mr. Steven White, a retired admiral, is serving as manager of the TVA Office of Nuclear Power. GAO previously concluded that Mr. White's retention under contractual arrangements constituted the improper use of a personal services contract and represented a circumvention of the statutory ceiling on salary payments to TVA employees. This report finds that Mr. White's rate of pay is within the range of the salaries paid by a sample of nonfederal utilities to their top executives and is over two and a half times the average salary paid to executives who hold positions which appear to have responsibility for managing the utilities' power or nuclear power operations. GAO also found that (1) TVA's Office of Nuclear Power has employed an additional 25 persons since 1986 under arrangements similar to the employing arrangements of Mr. White and (2) TVA's Nuclear Safety Review staff no longer reports directly to the TVA Board of Directors and General Manager. It has relocated from Knoxville, Tennessee to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6119303
Report Number(s):
GAO/RCED-87-43BR
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER; ENERGY POLICY; TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; CONTRACT MANAGEMENT; CONTRACTS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; EMPLOYMENT; PERSONNEL; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER; PUBLIC UTILITIES; US ORGANIZATIONS 290600* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy; 296000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power; 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology