Staff utilization (21 - 30 of 56 items)
Air Force Pilots: Need for Pilots in Selected Non-Flying Staff Positions
NSIAD-90-37: Published: Nov 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's validation of rated staff requirements for pilots assigned to non-flying staff positions.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) conducted a June 1988 review to critically examine each rated staff requirement and validate the absolute minimum number of pilots and navigators in staff positions; (2) lacked specific criteria for the review a...
Navy Maintenance: Aviation Component Repair Program Needs Greater Management Attention
NSIAD-89-171: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation component repair program, focusing on: (1) whether repair prices were well-supported and reasonable; (2) Navy efforts to improve efficiency and contain costs; and (3) internal program management controls.GAO found that naval aviation depots: (1) during fiscal year (FY) 1988, overhauled almost 200,000 components, with revenues of...
DOD Internal Review: Extent of Operations, Types of Work Performed, and Benefits Derived
AFMD-89-49FS: Published: Apr 5, 1989. Publicly Released: May 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the activities of internal review staffs in the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on the: (1) extent of internal review operations; (2) type of work performed; and (3) benefits of the reviews.GAO found that: (1) DOD established internal review officers in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and National Guard Bureau; (2)...
Navy Manpower: Management's Oversight of Civilian Substitution Lacking
NSIAD-89-5: Published: Nov 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Navy: (1) adequately supported its civilian position substitution funding requests; (2) used its funds as intended; and (3) adequately monitored its civilian position substitution procedures.GAO found that the Navy: (1) did not have complete documentation to support its civilian substitution budget requests; (2) did not have documentati...
Information on the Accuracy of Defense Manpower Requirements
NSIAD-86-87BR: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the defense manpower-requirements programs to assess the degree to which the services' policies and procedures for determining manpower needs accurately identify the quality and quantity of manpower required for national defense.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's application of staffing standards exists for only a third to a half of its shore-based pos...
Reserve Components: Army Personnel Qualification Data Could Be Improved
NSIAD-86-53: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve to determine whether the Army had an effective means of: (1) qualifying individual reservists to meet their job requirements; and (2) evaluating individual soldier proficiency.GAO found that the Army had already identified several problems affecting Reserve component training and had either initiated or planned actions to correct them; howe...
Observations on the Navy's Process for Determining Annual Enrollment Requirements
NSIAD-85-156: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Navy's processes for determining annual enrollment requirements for functional and skill training courses.GAO found that: (1) the Navy uses two processes to plan enrollment requirements, one for certain types of skills courses and one for all other courses; (2) the process for forecasting enrollments for skills courses is not well documented and divides responsibilities among too...
Confusion Over Validity and Effects of Purported Petty Officer Shortage
NSIAD-84-30: Published: Jun 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the validity and effects of a purported shortage of petty officers in the Navy, focusing on: (1) the Navy's longstanding claim of a shortage; and (2) Navy plans to increase the number of petty officers.GAO found that: (1) the Navy determined that a shortage of petty officers existed because it had more lower-grade enlisted personnel and fewer petty...
Observations on the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria Program
NSIAD-84-78: Published: Mar 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1984.
GAO commented on the results of its survey of the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC) program.MARC is the process used by the Army to determine the number of soldiers needed to perform combat support and combat service support functions in deployable units. GAO concern about MARC arose from the serious problems found in the Manpower Authorization Criteria program, the predecessor to MARC,...
Army Can Better Use Its Soldiers Trained in Critical Shortage Occupations
NSIAD-84-17: Published: Mar 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1984.
GAO reviewed manpower utilization in the Army to determine: (1) the extent to which soldiers trained in critical shortage occupations are working in areas outside of their occupations; (2) why these soldiers are doing so; and (3) whether opportunities exist to reduce such utilization practices.At the installations visited, GAO found that from 13 to 25 percent of the soldiers were performing tasks...