Military personnel (1 - 10 of 26 items)
Preventing Sexual Harassment: DOD Needs Greater Leadership Commitment and an Oversight Framework
GAO-11-809: Published: Sep 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2011.
Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful discrimination that can jeopardize the military's combat readiness and mission accomplishment by weakening interpersonal bonds and eroding unit cohesion. GAO was asked to examine the most current available data on sexual harassment in the military and to assess the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to address this issue. GAO evaluated the extent to which...
Military and Veterans Disability System: Worldwide Deployment of Integrated System Warrants Careful Monitoring
GAO-11-633T: Published: May 4, 2011. Publicly Released: May 4, 2011.
This testimony discusses the efforts by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to integrate their disability evaluation systems. Wounded warriors unable to continue their military service must navigate DOD's and VA's disability evaluation systems to be assessed for eligibility for disability compensation from the two agencies. GAO and others have found problems with these syste...
Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2008)
GAO-10-211R: Published: Dec 16, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2009.
Section 502 of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010 required us to report to the appropriate congressional committees by December 31, 2009, regarding the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing GAO's audit recommendations. From fiscal years 2001 through 2008, we issued 743 reports to DOD or its components that included 3,099 recommendations. By law, agencies,...
Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R: Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.
In August 2004, pursuant to Section 1111 of the fiscal year 2001 Department of Defense authorization act, the Secretary of Defense authorized components of the United States Air Force (USAF), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to implement an equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint pilot program to reengineer the EEO complaint process to, among other...
Military Disability Evaluation: Ensuring Consistent and Timely Outcomes for Reserve and Active Duty Service Members
GAO-06-561T: Published: Apr 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2006.
The House Subcommittee on Military Personnel asked GAO to discuss the results of its recent study on the Military Disability Evaluation System. In this study, GAO determined (1) how current DOD policies and guidance for disability determinations compare for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and what policies are specific to reserve component members of the military; (2) what oversight and quality con...
Equal Opportunity: DOD Studies on Discrimination in the Military
NSIAD-95-103: Published: Apr 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified studies done, sponsored, or commissioned by the Department of Defense in the past 20 years on discrimination in the military.GAO found that: (1) it identified 72 studies, dating from 1974 to 1994, related to the issue of equal opportunity in the military; (2) GAO categorized the studies, based on their content, into the areas of equal opportunity...
Women in the Military: Deployment in the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-93-93: Published: Jul 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
GAO reviewed the deployment of women in the military to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on women's: (1) roles and performance; (2) ability to endure deployment conditions; (3) effect on unit cohesion; and (4) effect on a unit's ability to deploy.GAO found that: (1) unit commanders and focus group participants gave positive assessments of women's performa...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...
Defense Force Management: Occupation Distribution and Composition
NSIAD-92-85: Published: Mar 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) distribution of minorities and women among major occupational groups in the military services; and (2) composition of major occupational groups by race or Hispanic origin and by gender during fiscal year (FY) 1990.GAO found that: (1) close to one-third of the officers in each racial or ethnic population was assigned to the t...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. III, No. 3
146442: Dec 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of December 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...