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Observations on the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria Program
NSIAD-84-78: Published: Mar 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1984.
GAO commented on the results of its survey of the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC) program.MARC is the process used by the Army to determine the number of soldiers needed to perform combat support and combat service support functions in deployable units. GAO concern about MARC arose from the serious problems found in the Manpower Authorization Criteria program, the predecessor to MARC,...
Improvements Needed in the District's General Public Assistance Program
GGD-83-13: Published: Mar 3, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1983.
GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's General Public Assistance (GPA) program and recommended specific action which it believes will enhance the District's administration of the program.GAO found that some recipients worked and earned income in excess of allowable earnings or received unemployment compensation while they received GPA benefits. Increased use of the reports which list recipients w...
Problems and Options in Estimating the Size of the Illegal Alien Population
IPE-82-9: Published: Sep 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed methodologies used in measuring hidden populations for their potential in improving estimates of illegal aliens, described the problems attending the use of alternative estimation methods, and presented options for acquiring improved policymaking information in the illegal alien area.Acquiring population statistics on illegal aliens is important...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
Comprehensive Approach for Planning and Conducting a Program Results Review
106506: Jun 6, 1978
GAO prepared this document to address the area of program effectiveness or more specifically, whether a program is achieving a desired level of results. Reviewing program effectiveness is by no means a clear-cut task. Unlike the relatively stable environment of financial auditing, audit organizations have tended to approach program results review with some uncertainty. The uncertainty can be ca...
The Army's Test of One Station Unit Training: Adequacy and Value
FPCD-76-100: Published: Feb 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1977.
A yearlong Army test of a concept for providing basic and advanced training at one station under a single cadre was monitored.In order to implement the one station unit training, many current training centers would be closed and new construction costing about $300 million would be necessary. The test results show that under the one station concept the training cycle can be reduced by tailoring the...
Better Data on Severity and Causes of Worker Safety and Health Problems Should Be Obtained From Workplaces
HRD-76-118: Published: Aug 12, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1976.
According to the Department of Labor's latest estimate, 5,900 private industry workers died from work-related injuries and illnesses. The Occupational Safety and Health Act authorizes Labor to obtain from employers and other sources information needed to determine the most serious safety and health hazards.Better data on the causes and severity of safety and health problems are needed for developi...