Military personnel (31 - 40 of 59 items)
Cost-of-Living Allowance Program in Alaska
115242: May 14, 1981
Under present law, certain civilian employees in Alaska and other nonforeign areas outside the continental United States are authorized to receive cost-of-living allowances (COLA) when living costs are substantially higher than those in Washington, D.C. The allowance, which may not exceed 25 percent of base pay, is not subject to Federal income tax. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resp...
Across-the-Board Pay Raises and Other Military Manpower Issues
114739: Mar 31, 1981
The issues concerning military compensation and manpower policies are interrelated with the wisdom of instituting a military salary system to replace the antiquated pay and allowance system and whether the retirement system should be revised so that it would work for, rather than against, military manpower objectives. While across-the-board pay raises would have very little impact on the group of...
Does Army Decisionmaking Process Include Both Active and Reserve Components?
FPCD-81-37: Published: Mar 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1981.
Total Force management involves decisionmaking that makes use of all available manpower components to fill manpower needs. GAO evaluated the Army's decisionmaking process, dealing mainly with recruiting and retention, to see if Total Force policy is being carried out. GAO did not evaluate the decisions themselves, but considered only whether all components were consulted and whether their views we...
Flexible Management: A Must for Effective Armed Services Recruiting
FPCD-80-64: Published: Sep 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1980.
The effectiveness and integrity of recruiting programs in the armed services are influenced to a very large degree by policy and resource allocation decisions made within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the service headquarters. If recruiting managers and other involved officials have increased flexibility to appropriately adapt policy and resources to ever-changing conditions of...
Better Administration of the Military's Article 15 Punishments for Minor Offenses Is Needed
FPCD-80-19: Published: Sep 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1980.
Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice is intended to give military commanders a swift, efficient, and easy way to: (1) punish those committing minor offenses; (2) maintain discipline; and (3) deter misconduct. The punishments authorized for article 15 are limited and generally less severe than those that can be imposed by court-martial. Also, unlike a court-martial, an article 15 is n...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
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...
Managing the Federal Work Force: Major Issues
FPCD-80-22: Published: Oct 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1979.
The major issues associated with managing the Federal work force are outlined based on the audit plans of the GAO Federal Personnel and Compensation Division. The Federal Government employs about 2.8 million civilians and 2 million active duty military personnel. Excluding the Postal Service, direct pay for these employees is estimated at $78.8 billion for 1980. Recent changes in the civil service...
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...
Actions Needed To Improve Military Chain of Command and Inspectors General Grievance Procedures
FPCD-79-23: Published: Jun 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1979.
Surveys have shown that many members of the U.S. military services do not have confidence that the grievance procedures available to them are effective in resolving their problems.The services believe that resolution of members' problems is a command responsibility and should be accomplished at the lowest possible level in the chain of command. The two principal systems available to service member...