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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...
Handbook for Government Work Force Requirements
FPCD-80-36: Published: Jan 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1980.
It is difficult for most organizations to determine how many workers they need for a given period of time. Federal government agencies have a particularly difficult time determining work-force requirements because their outputs are often indistinct, reversible, and seem unrelated to changes in their work force. Yet the work-force requirements process is essential to maintaining or improving produc...
A Report on the Seminar for Advancing Managers
111451: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Winter 1980. The Office of Personnel Management conducted a seminar designed for managers who wished to sharpen existing management skills, learn new ones, and attain knowledge to help them carry out their responsibilities more effectively. The seminar was a combination of lectures, general class discussions, small group discussions, and w...
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...
Assistance to Displaced Federal Civilian Employees--Avoiding Loss of Needed Trained Personnel
FPCD-80-3: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
A review was made of assistance provided to Federal civilian employees displaced from their positions through no fault of their own when agencies reorganize or act to adjust to program, funding, personnel ceilings, or other changes. The review was conducted at six selected Federal facilities representing both civilian and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies in the Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Uta...
Marine Corps Needs Work Performance Measurements for Staffing Support Functions
FPCD-79-75: Published: Sep 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
A study of the Marine Corps manpower requirement procedures for base support activities focused on the development and use of staffing standards for the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia, and the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.Manpower decisions were based on survey team reviews of support manpower needs at each installation every three years. The teams relied heavi...
Efficiency of Reserve and Guard Training Has Improved Since 1974, but More Can Be Done
FPCD-79-59: Published: Jul 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1979.
To assure a swift transition in case of war or national emergency, modern military strategy depends on the Selected Reserves to quickly augment the Active Forces with skilled reservists. The ability of the Selected Reserves to perform is questionable because of critical manpower weaknesses, two of which are the shortage of qualified people and high turnover rates. The use of training time directly...
DOE and FERC Staffing Needs and Employee Distribution
EMD-79-53: Published: May 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1979.
A review was made of Department of Energy (DOE) personnel management practices relating to: (1) the impact of the federal hiring freeze on staffing needs of DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); (2) the allocation of supergrade positions; and (3) actions taken by DOE to correct personnel management problems discussed in a September 1978 Civil Service Commission (CSC) report.Most...
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...