Department of Defense, Executive (81 - 90 of 100 items)
128776: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 4, Fall 1985, discusses: (1) new guidelines for use by a sentencing court; (2) a report on foreign industrial targeting which the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 required; (3) the State Justice Institute Act which establishes a private, nonprofit corporation; (4) new bid protest regulations; (5) cost savings awards to federal employees; (...
127087: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, discusses congressional comments on: (1) the Department of Defense dependent schools funding and operations; (2) establishment of a uniform single audit requirement for state and local governments that receive federal assistance; (3) geographical distribution of Customs Service personnel and their effectiveness in stopp...
VA Needs a Systematic Approach To Assess the Management of Its Outpatient Clinics
HRD-85-15: Published: Dec 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO reviewed the management of 15 Veterans Administration (VA) outpatient clinics to determine the extent to which Department of Medicine and Surgery (DMS) officials had established performance standards, collected needed data, and provided the incentives necessary to assess the efficiency of individual clinics.GAO found that: (1) DMS had standards by which the performance of its outpatient clinic...
Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...
124070: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Spring 1984, discusses reporting and review requirements and legislative developments under the current Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1983, the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1984, the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act, as well as proposed payment of survivor annu...
National Security Decision Directive 84 and Proposed Revisions to DOD Directive 5210.48 on Use of the Polygraph
122629: Oct 19, 1983
GAO discussed two directives relating to the use of polygraph examinations. National Security Decision Directive 84 affects about 2.5 million Government employees and 1.5 million contractor employees and requires: (1) all persons with authorized access to classified information to sign a nondisclosure agreement; (2) all persons with authorized access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI...
Military Personnel Issues: Managing and Compensating the Armed Forces
FPCD-83-17: Published: Oct 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
This study reviewed U.S. Armed Forces personnel management and compensation by identifying major issues, briefly describing problems, and presenting GAO perspectives on its audit efforts.GAO addressed the problems of maintaining and improving military work-force effectiveness in a cost-conscious environment. Compensation expenditures for the more than 4 million military members, including active d...
Duplicate Programs To Identify Minority Businesses
PLRD-82-58: Published: Mar 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
Federal agency activities designed to promote Government contracting with socially and economically disadvantaged businesses have, in some cases, resulted in duplicative efforts.GAO reviewed programs in six agencies and found that duplication existed among three of them, including the: (1) Small Business Administration (SBA); (2) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA); and (3) Department of D...
Computation of Cost-of-Living Allowances for Federal Employees in Nonforeign Areas Could Be More Accurate
FPCD-82-25: Published: Feb 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1982.
GAO reviewed the methodology used by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Departments of State and Defense (DOD) to compute cost-of-living allowances (COLA's) for Federal personnel. Concerns have been raised by Federal personnel about the appropriateness of that methodology.COLA programs are administered by OPM for Federal civilian employees stationed in nonforeign areas outside the co...
H.R. 2985, Bill To Protect the Jobs of Nonappropriated Fund Whistleblowers
116443: Sep 23, 1981
GAO supports H.R. 2985, a bill to provide employment protection to nonappropriated fund employees in the Department of Defense (DOD) post exchange system who report instances of fraud or mismanagement. However, GAO believes that the bill should be amended to clarify the appeals process. Present and former exchange employees have requested GAO to conduct investigations of a variety of problems. Som...