Military personnel (1 - 10 of 59 items)
Servicemember Reemployment: Agencies Are Generally Timely in Processing Redress Complaints, but Improvements Needed in Maintaining Data and Reporting
GAO-11-55: Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2010.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects the employment and reemployment rights of individuals who leave their employment to perform uniformed service. Concerned with the timeliness of USERRA complaint processing and data reliability of agency reports, Congress imposed timeliness requirements for the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Justice (D...
Defense Space Activities: Management Actions Are Needed to Better Identify, Track, and Train Air Force Space Personnel
GAO-06-908: Published: Sep 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on space to support a wide range of vital military missions. Many factors contribute to DOD success in space activities, and having sufficient quantities of space-qualified personnel to design, oversee, and acquire space assets, on which DOD expects to spend about $20 billion in fiscal year 2007, is critical to DOD's ability to carry out its mission. The indi...
Coast Guard Workforce Mix: Phased-In Conversion of Some Support Officer Positions Would Produce Savings
RCED-00-60: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Coast Guard's phased-in conversion of some support officer positions, focusing on: (1) how the Coast Guard's current workforce mix compares with the workforce mix of other military services and how the workforce mix has changed since 1991; (2) how many military commissioned officer positions in administrative and support function...
Army Ranger Training: Final Assessment of Improvements Mandated By 1996 National Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-99-57: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective saf...
Joint Manpower Process: Limited Progress Made in Implementing DOD Inspector General Recommendations
NSIAD-97-229: Published: Sep 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the completeness and adequacy of the corrective actions taken by the Secretary of Defense in response to the Department of Defense's (DOD) Inspector General's (IG) recommendations for improving the DOD joint personnel requirements and management program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD management concurred with 11 of the DOD IG recommendations, partially...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
DOD Force Mix Issues: Greater Reliance on Civilians in Support Roles Could Provide Significant Benefits
NSIAD-95-5: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) guidance and decisionmaking processes for determining when and whether to use civilian or military personnel in support positions, focusing on: (1) DOD and the military services' efforts to replace military personnel in support positions; (2) whether the services have adequately planned for the future use of civili...
Military Downsizing: Persons Returning to Civilian Life Need More Help from DOD
HEHS-94-39: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) provide transition assistance services to separating members and their spouses.GAO found that: (1) many separating service members and their spouses do not get timely transition services because the transition program does not receive adequate support from...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...