Military forces (21 - 30 of 64 items)
INF Treaty: Army and Air Force Personnel Reductions
NSIAD-89-173FS: Published: Jun 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of Department of Defense (DOD) military and civilian personnel associated with the weapons systems affected by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which required the destruction of those systems and their associated launchers, training equipment, and facilities within 3 years.GAO found that: (1) in June 198...
Navy Contracting: Alleged Improprieties of a Contractor Operating Navy Ships
NSIAD-89-11FS: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain allegations concerning a contractor's operation of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic ship to determine whether the contractor: (1) provided the required number of crew members and certain crew specialties; and (2) misused a government travel request.GAO found that: (1) crew shortages resulted from unexpected resignations or...
Army Training: Need to Strengthen Internal Controls Over Troop Schools
NSIAD-88-208: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Army's management of its contractor-operated troop schools, to determine whether the: (1) Army determined troop school courses and the number of soldiers attending them in accordance with Army regulations; (2) contractors taught courses that were consistent with Army standards and doctrine; and (3) Army established effective controls over the schools' operations.GAO found that: (...
Ted B. Westfall, 1946-1952
OP-2-OH: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an audiotape interview of Ted B. Westfall, who served GAO from 1946 through 1952 and attained the position of Director of Audits, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure the systematic recording of the bases for policy decisions and other important events for posterity...
Defense Personnel: Actions Planned To Implement Reorganization Act
NSIAD-88-157: Published: Apr 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to reduce personnel assigned to permanent duty in military management headquarters and other related activities.GAO found that: (1) DOD planned to base its reductions of departmental and command headquarters personnel on authorized strength, although the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 req...
Department of Defense Joint Officer Personnel Policies
T-NSIAD-88-13: Published: Feb 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) joint officer personnel policies under the DOD Reorganization Act of 1986. GAO found that: (1) the act established a category of officers known as joint specialty officers, defined their education and experience requirements, and set their target promotion rates; (2) Congress did not adopt proposed DOD modifications to the policies to include in-service po...
Federal Personnel: Status of Personnel Research and Demonstration Projects
GGD-87-116BR: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on personnel research and development programs that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducted pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.GAO found that: (1) OPM has conducted two demonstration projects and one research program since the act's enactment; (2) of the 26 agencies it surveyed, 3 had limited discussions with...
Human Resource Management: Status of Agency Practices for Improving Federal Productivity
GGD-87-61FS: Published: Jun 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on innovative human resource management practices in federal agencies.GAO surveyed 71 federal organizations that employed about 92 percent of the executive branch civilian work force and found that: (1) agencies reported that they used a wide variety of human resource management practices; (2) agencies introduced about one third of thei...
Elmer B. Staats: Comptroller General of the United States 1966-1981
OP-1-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1987.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Elmer B. Staats, the Comptroller General of the United States from 1966 to 1981, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
AFRTS Employees Concern of Scheduled Conversion From a Nonappropriated Fund Status to a GS Status
B-196197(RJH): Published: Nov 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Employees of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) expressed concern over the scheduled conversion of the AFRTS from a nonappropriated fund status to a GS status, and the effect the conversion would have on their salaries and employee benefits. The House Committee on Appropriations recommended that AFRTS be retained as an appropriated fund activity, and recommended a $1,000,000...