Civilian employees (31 - 40 of 50 items)
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...
Most Federal Employees on the Job 40 Hours or More Weekly: Tighter Controls Among Proposals for Those Who Work Less
FPCD-79-24: Published: May 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
In order to determine the extent of compliance with federal workday requirements, a study plan was devised using two approaches: (1) a questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 3,500 civilian employees from seven of the largest federal agencies; and (2) interviews with 238 personnel officers, managers, and union representatives were conducted at 29 locations. Return rates for the questionnaire...
Evaluation of Defense's Comments on a Critical Report: Were Transfers of Army Pacific Support Functions Mismanaged?
FPCD-79-50: Published: Apr 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1979.
In an earlier report, the Army's retaining funded personnel spaces were questioned after support functions employing the personnel were transferred to other services, which gained new personnel spaces for increased work loads.Unjustified recurring budget increases totaled $25 million. The Army transferred over 20 support functions to other services. The Secretary of Defense provided $10 million in...
Report on the Relocation of Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology to Bay St. Louis, MS
B-168700: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
GAO reviewed cost and morale implications of the relocation of the Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Organization from Washington, D.C., to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Approximately $476,000 was required to relocate personnel, equipment, and records, provide temporary space, and construct a new building for the Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology. This is basically a headquarters organiz...
The Federal Employee Suggestion System: Possibilities for Improvement
FPCD-78-73: Published: Nov 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1978.
The Incentive Awards Program's objective is to encourage civilian employees to contribute to the efficiency, economy, or other areas of government operations by recognizing and rewarding them for exceptionally meritorious achievements or suggestions.The full benefits of an effective employee suggestion system are not being realized by federal agencies. Pronounced support of a suggestion system alo...
Estimates of Federal Employees' Available Time for Work Distort Work Force Requirements
FPCD-78-21: Published: Mar 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1978.
For many years, considerable attention has been paid to estimating overall work in determining the Federal Government's civilian personnel requirements. However, little attention has been paid to the availability of the work force--the portion of time that workers are available to perform their primary duties after deducting the time they are unavailable because of absence. Eight Federal agencies...
Mid-Atlantic Area Exchange Pay Conversion
FPCD-78-8: Published: Dec 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1977.
An investigation was undertaken of claims by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) 2nd District that the Mid-Atlantic Area Exchange, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, did not properly pay its employees at Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, on implementing a new pay system. The AFGE was referring to provisions of Public Law 92-392, which placed under a new federal...
Questionable Management Practices at the Facilities Engineer Support Agency, Fort Belvoir
LCD-77-445: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1977.
Alleged mismanagement practices at the Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, involved: decommissioning of a nuclear power barge, contractor employees, and contract acceptances.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is decommissioning the nuclear power barge Sturgis after it spent more than $1 million to install an emergency core cooling system as alleged. When the system was ins...
Development and Use of Military Services' Staffing Standards: More Direction, Emphasis, and Consistency Needed
FPCD-77-72: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
Personnel costs represent the largest part of the Department of Defense's budget, with over half of the personnel serving in support rather than combat functions in fiscal year 1977. The military services use a variety of management tools and techniques such as manpower surveys, staffing guides, criteria manuals, and staffing standards in determining support personnel requirements.With the excepti...
Department of Defense Should Change Pay Setting for Filipino Nationals
FPCD-77-70: Published: Oct 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1977.
Authorizing legislation provides that compensation for foreign national employees is based on locally prevailing wage rates that are consistent with the public interest.The Department of Defense (DOD) employs nearly 22,000 Filipino nationals at an estimated cost of $42 million for fiscal year 1977. Although wage increases have averaged about 8.7 percent since 1971, devaluations of Philippine curre...