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Adequacy of Coast Guard's Resources To Perform Its Missions
112146: Apr 23, 1980
A review showed that recent legislation has placed increased demands on the Coast Guard, particularly in the areas of law enforcement, vessel safety, and marine environmental protection. However, there has been no curtailment of established responsibilities nor has the Administration requested an accompanying increase in resources such as vessels and personnel. In addition, the Coast Guard is expe...
Analysis of Requirements for Recurring Reports to the Congress
PAD-80-72: Published: Apr 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1980.
As part of its efforts to fulfill its responsibilities under the law, GAO maintains an inventory on congressional reporting requirements. This inventory, established in 1976, is the principal source used in its analysis of requirements for recurring reports. In response to a request from a Senator, information was compiled on congressional reporting requirements.Currently, the GAO database contain...
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...
Lack of Control and Feedback Hinders Army Manpower Management Improvements
FPCD-80-9: Published: Oct 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1979.
Using information and findings from previous reports, GAO evaluated the adequacy of the Army manpower management system to determine effectively its manpower needs, justify its manpower budget, and direct and monitor manpower use. Actions taken by the Army to correct some of its more significant problems were identified.Although the Army has tried to solve some of its problems by consolidating man...
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...
Improvements Needed in Army's Determination of Manpower Requirements for Support and Administrative Functions
FPCD-79-32: Published: May 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
Army manpower survey teams make on-site appraisals and recommend the number of people needed for support and administrative functions at Army installations. The recommendations of the survey team are also the basis for the garrison staffing guide, which provides criteria for subsequent surveys. The surveys, although useful for some installation and major command management decisions, are not coord...
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...
Military Services' Policy of Advancing Leave to Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-78-30: Published: May 24, 1978. Publicly Released: May 24, 1978.
During the first 6 months of 1977, over 21,000 Army, Navy, and Air Force enlisted personnel left the services with unliquidated advance leave, owing the government over $3.2 million. About two-thirds of this amount was recouped from the members' final pay, but about one-third became an unsatisfied debt to the government. Advance leave is chargeable leave which exceeds a member's current leave bala...
Management and Use of Army Enlisted Personnel: What Needs To Be Done
FPCD-78-6: Published: Feb 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1978.
For many years, the Army relied on the draft to acquire a large, continuing supply of new personnel. Since the draft ended, it has pursued an aggressive program to recruit volunteers, paying bonuses to enlistees for critically needed skills. Although the Army has shortages of enlisted personnel in critically needed skills, it has substantial numbers of individuals qualified in those skills. It has...