Military personnel (11 - 20 of 26 items)
Implementation of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act
NSIAD-85-4: Published: Oct 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized the results of its evaluation of how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military services are implementing the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.GAO found that DOD has taken various measures to help ensure fair and consistent implementation of the direct payment provisions of the act and that the services generally have do...
Comparison of U.S. Military and Civil Service Pay and Benefits
123018: Nov 30, 1983
GAO discussed how the pay and benefits received by U.S. military personnel compare with those of Federal civil servants. GAO noted that the primary difference between the systems is found in their design, because they serve different personnel management needs and operate in different environments. The military component system has many features which provide less-than-obvious enhancements to disp...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Computation of Cost-of-Living Allowances for Uniformed Personnel Could Be More Accurate
FPCD-82-8: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the methodology used to compute cost-of-living allowances (COLA's) for federal personnel because there were concerns about its appropriateness.GAO found that the Department of Defense (DOD) uses an out-dated spendable income table on which to base COLA payments and adjustments for environmental factors resulting in undercompensation for some uniformed personnel and overcompensation fo...
Staffing, Funding, and Use of Military Bands
FPCD-81-72: Published: Sep 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In answer to a request, GAO obtained information concerning the staffing, funding, and use of military bands.Since 1964, the number of military bands and band members has declined. In 1964, the services had 200 bands and 7,465 band members. As of June 1, 1981, the services had 100 bands and 5,048 band members. Funding levels, in terms of constant fiscal year 1975 dollars, have also declined, altho...
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...
Across-the-Board Pay Raises and Other Military Manpower Issues
114739: Mar 31, 1981
The issues concerning military compensation and manpower policies are interrelated with the wisdom of instituting a military salary system to replace the antiquated pay and allowance system and whether the retirement system should be revised so that it would work for, rather than against, military manpower objectives. While across-the-board pay raises would have very little impact on the group of...
Claim for Additional Compensation
B-198172(MRV): Published: Oct 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
Comments on H.R. 224
B-197290: Published: Mar 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed to provide for equitable waiver in the compromise and collection of Federal claims. GAO believes that the bill should be passed to improve the waiver process. It also recommends that the bill be expanded to allow waiver of overpayments of travel and transportation expenses and allowances and relocation expenses. If Congress should adopt this recommendation, GAO is off...