Military personnel (21 - 30 of 59 items)
Problems in Implementing the Army's Reserve Components Full-Time Manning Program
NSIAD-85-95: Published: Jun 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's Full-Time Manning (FTM) program under which Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) personnel are assigned to Army Reserve units to enhance unit readiness and deployability. The Army plans to significantly expand the program over the next 2 years.GAO found many positive aspects of the FTM program such as: (1) the military and educational background of AGR personnel; (2) the effects of i...
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...
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...
Staffing Data for DOD Top Management Headquarters Organizations
FPCD-83-29: Published: May 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided staffing data for Department of Defense (DOD) top-management headquarters organizations for the years 1975 through 1983.In fiscal year (FY) 1982, DOD top-management headquarters organizations had a staff of 17,764 civilian and military personnel. In FY 1975, it had a total of 17,833 personnel. GAO found that the ratio of civilian and military pe...
Army Needs Better Data To Develop Policies for Sole and Inservice Parents
FPCD-82-50: Published: Sep 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1982.
As a result of congressional concern, GAO conducted a review of military policies for sole and inservice parents and the affect of such parents on the Army's ability to meet its mission. GAO tried to determine whether the Army has a valid basis for making policy decisions regarding sole and inservice parents.GAO believes that restricting the enlistment, reenlistment, and assignment of all sole and...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Computation of Cost-of-Living Allowances for Uniformed Personnel Could Be More Accurate
FPCD-82-8: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the methodology used to compute cost-of-living allowances (COLA's) for federal personnel because there were concerns about its appropriateness.GAO found that the Department of Defense (DOD) uses an out-dated spendable income table on which to base COLA payments and adjustments for environmental factors resulting in undercompensation for some uniformed personnel and overcompensation fo...
Staffing, Funding, and Use of Military Bands
FPCD-81-72: Published: Sep 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In answer to a request, GAO obtained information concerning the staffing, funding, and use of military bands.Since 1964, the number of military bands and band members has declined. In 1964, the services had 200 bands and 7,465 band members. As of June 1, 1981, the services had 100 bands and 5,048 band members. Funding levels, in terms of constant fiscal year 1975 dollars, have also declined, altho...
Will There Be Enough Trained Medical Personnel in Case of War?
HRD-81-67: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1981.
The military services medical departments have missions to: (1) provide peacetime care to eligible beneficiaries; and (2) maintain readiness to meet wartime contingencies. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which wartime military medical personnel shortages exist, what is being done or can be done to overcome the shortages, and how well available personnel are trained...
Additional Efforts Needed To Improve Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program Management
FPCD-81-59: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs.GAO believes that many steps already taken by DOD and the services will improve MWR program management. These steps include: (1) the establishment of minimum standards by the Army; (2) periodic needs surveys in the Army and Air Force; (3) the DOD policy directive on the prescribed fundi...