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Cost and Benefits of Longevity Payments for Time Spent in the Delayed Entry Program
NSIAD-84-145: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs and benefits of longevity payments for time spent in the Department of Defense's delayed entry program. The program allows individuals to enlist but to delay reporting for duty for up to 12 months, until appropriated jobs and training are available.GAO found that time spent in the program counts as longevity for determining base pay. GAO...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Progress Report on Federal Executive Development Programs
GGD-84-92: Published: Aug 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive development programs for Senior Executive Service (SES) members, focusing on: (1) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is fulfilling its program oversight responsibilities; and (2) how agencies are carrying out executive development programs.GAO found that OPM and the agencies that were evaluated have established and are operating...
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...
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...
Alleged Irregularities at the Navy Regional Finance Center, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California
B-128938: Published: Sep 25, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Examination of Disbursing Accounts of U.S.S. Little Rock
100679: Dec 20, 1976
The disbursing accounts of the U.S.S. Little Rock were reviewed as part of a continuing review of the Navy's financial management system. A sample of 205 of 410 vouchers paid in the 6 months ended December 31, 1975 were examined.Errors were found on 48 percent of the vouchers examined. On 85 vouchers, 122 overpayments and underpayments totalling $2,000 were identified. Predominant errors included:...
Examination of Travel and Leave Transactions in the Accounts of the U.S.S. San Jose
100684: Mar 25, 1977
GAO reviewed selected travel and leave vouchers in the accounts of the U.S.S. San Jose to test the quality of disbursing and related administrative procedures. Entitlements on 60 of 119 vouchers paid from February to July 1976 were examined.Five travel vouchers had over/underpayments totaling $84. Fourteen of 36 leave vouchers had over/undercharges or erroneous delay enroute computations. Fifteen...
Review of Overtime Practices and Controls at Selected Installations in the Department of Defense
GGD-83-80: Published: Aug 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed management's use of overtime in selected departments and agencies to determine whether the use is justified and necessary; (2) examined the use and feasibility of overtime alternatives; and (3) evaluated the adequacy of overtime control systems. The review was conducted at 10 military installations since, in fiscal year 1982, the Department of...