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Environmental Protection: Information on the Purchase, Use, and Disposal of Engine Lubricating Oil
GAO-03-340: Published: Jan 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2003.
Concerned with the time, money, and resources that the federal government expends servicing its vehicle and engine fleet, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works asked GAO to compile information on the government's use of engine lubricating oil. GAO was asked to determine: (1) how much engine lubricating oil the federal government bought in fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001; (2) what...
U.S. Locations Where Beryllium Was Used or Detected
GAO-01-476R: Published: May 25, 2001. Publicly Released: May 25, 2001.
This report identifies U.S. locations where beryllium was used in workplace processes or detected as present in the workplace. Data show that beryllium was used or detected at locations in 45 of 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. However, the number of locations varied by state. For example, 30 states and the District of Columbia were reported as having from one to 10 locations, while 15 st...
Military Aircraft: Cannibalizations Adversely Affect Personnel and Maintenance
GAO-01-693T: Published: May 22, 2001. Publicly Released: May 22, 2001.
All the military services extensively use cannibalization--the removal of a working component from one aircraft to install it on another--as a routine aircraft maintenance strategy. However, neither the Department of Defense nor the services know the overall magnitude of this practice. Cannibalizations increase maintenance costs by increasing workloads, may affect morale and the retention of pers...
Quality of Life for U.S. Soldiers Deployed in the Balkans
GAO-01-201R: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2000.
U.S. Army ground forces have been deployed to the Balkans since December 1995. For these personnel, such a tour of duty involves a significant change in living conditions and separation from family and friends. The Army has spent more than $2 billion to build camps and implement services to sustain deployed personnel. Much of what has been spent contributes to enhancing soldiers' quality of life....
Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000
GAO-01-77R: Published: Oct 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display,...
DOD Personnel: More Accurate Estimate of Overdue Security Clearance Reinvestigations Is Needed
T-NSIAD-00-246: Published: Sep 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) backlog of overdue personnel security reinvestigations, focusing on: (1) how DOD estimates estimates the backlog; (2) the soundness of DOD's backlog estimates; and (3) DOD's plans to address the backlog problem.GAO noted that: (1) in the absence of a Department-wide database that can accurately measure the reinves...
Military Treatment Facilities: Emergency Department Utilization
HEHS-00-63R: Published: Mar 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether military active duty service personnel, retirees, and their dependents not enrolled in the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE program, are obtaining nonemergency medical care through Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) emergency departments, focusing on the: (1) services' efforts to determine requirements for MTF emergency...
Occupational Safety and Health: Federal Agencies Identified as Promoting Workplace Safety and Health
HEHS-00-45R: Published: Jan 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal agencies who regulate workplace safety and health, focusing on the: (1) key federal agencies responsible for promoting workplace safety and health, specifically on those that have regulatory and enforcement authority or otherwise significantly assist in the enforcement process; and (2) federal laws and regulations that se...
DOD T&A System Controls: Military Leave Records and Approval of Leave Requests
AIMD-99-283R: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies" as they relate to the Air Force's Air Mobility Command's employee time and attendance (T&A) system, focusing on whether: (1) military leave records must be maintained in paper form containing handwrit...
Military Pilots: Observations on Current Issues
T-NSIAD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary findings and observations pertaining to pilot shortages, focusing on: (1) the validity of pilot requirements; (2) the extent of the reported shortages and where they exist; (3) the key factors contributing to pilot shortages; (4) the services' plans for correcting such shortfalls; and (5) other steps that could be taken to address...