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OLS-84-02: Published: Jul 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1984.
This bibliography contains selected articles from professional periodicals concerning all aspects of the dual-career couples phenomenon. The articles address the impact of dual-career couples on the personnel policies of corporations, the problems of relocation, the geographic separation lifestyle, domestic adjustment, child rearing, finances, anxieties, and other subjects...
Agency/Company Day Care Benefits: A Necessity for the 1980's
124343: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Summer 1983, focused on the increasing need for day care programs for the children of working parents due to a greater percentage of mothers of minor children entering the labor force each year. Existing Federal support programs include child care for low income families, food subsidies for child care, and income tax credits allowed...
Uncertain Benefits From Expanded Rotation System for Customs Inspectors at Buffalo/Niagara Falls
GGD-83-19: Published: Oct 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the expanded rotation system for inspectors which was recently initiated at the U.S. Customs Service Port of Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York. GAO was specifically asked to: (1) determine whether the goals of enhanced inspector integrity and proficiency are valid and practicable; and (2) evaluate the system's effect on employee morale.To achieve...
Less Expensive Internal Management Options May Be Viable Alternatives for Countering Critical Military Skill Shortages
FPCD-82-16: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
Because the services have requested across-the-board increases and numerous other monetary incentives and benefit packages as inducements to attract and retain enlisted personnel, GAO reviewed the Air Force's effort to determine: (1) the extent and nature of its personnel shortages; (2) what factors it identified as contributing to the shortages; and (3) what the Air Force is doing, and plans to d...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...
Employment Trends and Grade Controls in the DOD General Schedule Work Force
FPCD-81-52: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and summarized the changes in the grade structure of the Department of Defense (DOD) General Schedule workforce over the past 16 years.During the past 16 years, DOD increased the number of its General Schedule employees by 9 percent and the average grade increased by over .5 percent. These employment changes were caused in large part by an advan...
Staffing Implications of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Remote Sensing Activities
PSAD-80-47: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
A review was requested of the staffing implications caused by introducing the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. TDRSS will markedly change Goddard's operating mode using satellites for tracking and data acquisition suppport of low, earth-orbiting spacecraft. This support function is now conduc...
The Navy's Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System (Shorstamps)--Does the Navy Really Want It?
FPCD-80-29: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
Congressional committees have criticized the Navy for its lack of an acceptable manpower planning program for shore establishments which use over half the Navy's personnel. The Navy recognized the need for such a program in 1972, and began work on a new system called SHORSTAMPS (Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System). SHORSTAMPS is a comprehensive functional approach for dete...
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...