Compensation (21 - 30 of 56 items)
Air Force Efforts To Reduce Student Backlogs
FPCD-82-72: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed Air Force efforts to reduce the delays experienced by Air Force recruits after the completion of orientation before they begin their technical training.GAO found that training backlogs delay recruits' skill development and cost the Air Force an estimated $11.4 million in fiscal year (FY) 1981. Although there are many causes of student backlogs, the one most commonly cited by Air Force...
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...
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...
Travel Management Within Federal Government
116005: Jul 30, 1981
Travel, essential to the effective administration of Government programs, has been widely perceived as an area of waste and inefficiency. GAO believes that Federal managers have focused too much attention on the accuracy of travel reimbursements after trips are made and not enough on reviewing the need for the trips. Agency officials do not always require managers to comply with Federal travel pol...
Proposals for More Effective Military Manpower Policies
114552: Mar 10, 1981
GAO has recommended conversion to a salary system whereby all service personnel would be paid in cash and distributions based on dependents, marital status, or in-kind benefits would disappear. The present military compensation package consists of basic pay and quarters and subsistence allowances. Since subsistence, quarters, and housing allowances are not subject to Federal income or social secur...
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...
Review of the Planned Consolidation of Defense Contract Administration Services Regions in Atlanta
LCD-80-46: Published: Mar 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1980.
A Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) study used to support the decision to close the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Defense Contract Administrative Services (DCAS) region and to reassign its mission primarily to the Atlanta, Georgia, region was reviewed. GAO was asked to review two specific issues affecting the DLA estimate of civilian personnel savings: (1) the support now being provided by the Defense...
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...
Placing Subcontractor's Name on Debarred Bidders' List for Violations of Davis-Bacon Act
B-193475: Published: Dec 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1978.
The Army awarded two contracts, both over $2,000, for repair work at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It was determined that the subcontractor deliberately paid subminimum wage rates to some of its employees, in violation of federal law, and submitted incorrect certified payrolls designed to simulate compliance with labor standards requirements. The contractor failed to respond to several government co...