Military personnel (41 - 50 of 59 items)
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...
High Cost of Military Attrition Can Be Reduced
FPCD-79-28: Published: Feb 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1979.
GAO made a study to determine the total costs associated with first-term attrition (those military members separated before completing their initial enlistments). Attrition is not only costly in terms of recruiting and training new personnel, but also for benefits available to servicemen after discharge. Attrition of those who entered military service during fiscal year 1974 to 1977 cost the Gover...
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...
Reassignment of Senior Military Officers Can Be Managed Better
FPCD-78-28: Published: Mar 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1978.
The effect of senior military officers' assignment policies and practices were reviewed with an emphasis on: the cost and extent of senior officer reassignment, reasons for reassignments, the services' assignment policies, and control which may be needed to manage turbulence.The military made 1.6 permanent change of station moves at a cost of $1.6 billion in fiscal year 1977. Senior officers accou...
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...
Development and Use of Military Services' Staffing Standards: More Direction, Emphasis, and Consistency Needed
FPCD-77-72: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
Personnel costs represent the largest part of the Department of Defense's budget, with over half of the personnel serving in support rather than combat functions in fiscal year 1977. The military services use a variety of management tools and techniques such as manpower surveys, staffing guides, criteria manuals, and staffing standards in determining support personnel requirements.With the excepti...
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...
Urgent Need for Continued Improvements in Enlisted Career Force Management
FPCD-77-42: Published: Sep 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1977.
Current enlisted career personnel imbalances, caused by past management practices, are very costly. On June 30, 1976, the armed services had about 28,000 more career enlisted personnel than called for in their enlisted force management plans.Enlisted force management plans specify the objectives of the services' enlisted management services. Years of service is the key to planning objective career...