Military forces (81 - 90 of 106 items)
Department of Defense Pay Practices for German Nationals Should Be Changed
FPCD-77-86: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1977.
The Army and the Air Force employ over 67,000 German nationals at an annual cost of over $670 million. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) employment system in Germany is based on multilateral and bilateral agreements and years of precedent and tradition. Although its personnel policies there generally appear in line with prevailing private practices, some aspects of compensation setting and admin...
Department of Defense Can Benefit from Better Management of Training Activities
FPCD-78-4: Published: Nov 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1977.
The Naval Training Equipment Center, which is the focal point for research and development of training devices for all services, may be unable to respond to future training device needs and has, therefore, increasingly resorted to more costly contracting for its research and development efforts.In 1976, about 60 percent of the Center's funds were provided by the Navy, 37 percent by the Army, and 3...
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...
Planned Realignment of Two Army Commands in St. Louis, Missouri
LCD-77-358: Published: Oct 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1977.
The Department of Defense realinement of the Army Troop Command and the Army Aviation Systems Command could save an estimated $6.7 million each year and avoid other costs.Abolishing the Troop Support Command and the Aviation Systems Command to form two new commands, the U.S. Army Troop Support and Aviation Material Readiness Command and the U.S. Army Aviation Research and Development Command, coul...
Review of Military Members' Perception of Grievance Procedures
FPCD-78-1: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
A sample of enlisted personnel of various grades was interviewed to elicit their perceptions of the adequacy of military grievance procedures with particular emphasis on the Inspector General system's credibility. Information was also gathered on perceptions of the medical care delivery system's adequacy and whether first-term personnel felt that representations made during recruiting were fulfill...
The Air Force's Decision Not to Permit Overseas Travel of a Dependent Wife
HRD-78-5: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Air Force decided not to permit Mrs. Gladys Carroll to accompany her husband to Camp New Amsterdam in the Netherlands, because she has multiple sclerosis and the necessary medical treatment capability is not available at the facility.Data on dependents with multiple sclerosis who have accompanied service members to Camp New Amsterdam in the past 5 years are either unavailable or difficult and...
Consolidation of Helicopter Pilot Training
FPCD-77-52: Published: May 5, 1977. Publicly Released: May 5, 1977.
The feasibility of consolidating the Army and Navy undergraduate helicopter pilot-training programs was studied by the Department of Defense.The study concluded that consolidation of the separate programs was feasible, and that large savings could be realized by this action. The claimed savings of $13.8 million or more annually are probably conservative because they do not include reductions in fu...
Changes in Navy Ship Overhaul Practices Could Improve Fleet Capability and Crew Effectiveness
B-133170: Published: Apr 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1977.
The Navy could improve the manning of its ships at sea and make better use of skilled sailors if it would selectively reduce ships' crews kept aboard ships undergoing lengthy overhauls.A major contributor to the lack of combat readiness of the fleet is the shortage of trained and experienced crewmen. The Navy could improve combat readiness by reassigning crewmen with critical shortage skills from...
Review of Upward Mobility Using Job Restructuring: Department of the Army
FPCD-77-3: Published: Dec 13, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1976.
A limited review of the Army's Upward Mobility program at the department level, 25 field installations, and 13 commands, indicated that progress has been made but improvements are needed.There has been no systematic analysis of factors inhibiting advancement of lower-level employees, and guidelines do not provide procedures for comprehensive skills surveys. Also, there are inaccuracies in reportin...
Opportunities for Improving Productivity at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
PSAD-77-1: Published: Oct 26, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1976.
A review of operations at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, which is government-owned and contractor-operated, showed that efforts to increase productivity through the development and use of a work measurement program were partially successful at Lone Star, but did not fully meet the objectives intended by the U.S. Army Armament Command (ARMCOM). The objectives were only partially realized beca...