Military pay (1 - 10 of 40 items)
Military Compensation: Additional Actions Are Needed to Better Manage Special and Incentive Pay Programs
GAO-17-39: Published: Feb 3, 2017. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2017.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) special and incentive (S&I) pay obligations for active duty servicemembers decreased from fiscal years 2005 through 2015 from $5.8 billion to $3.4 billion (about 42 percent) in constant 2015 dollars (see fig.). DOD officials attributed the decrease to a combination of reduced overseas contingency operations, a reduced annual average strength of the force, and a fa...
Military Cash Incentives: DOD Should Coordinate and Monitor Its Efforts to Achieve Cost-Effective Bonuses and Special Pays
GAO-11-631: Published: Jun 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2011.
The Senate report to accompany the 2011 Defense authorization bill directed GAO to assess the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of cash incentives to recruit and retain highly qualified individuals for service in the armed forces. This report (1) identifies recent trends in DOD's use of enlistment and reenlistment bonuses, (2) assesses the extent to which the services have processes to determine w...
Questions for the Record Related to Military Compensation
GAO-10-803R: Published: Jun 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2010.
GAO testified before a Congressional subcommittee on April 28, 2010, to discuss current issues related to military compensation. This letter responds questions for the record from the hearing. (1) Is the ECI an appropriate index to use to adjust military basic pay rates annually? If not, is there a benchmark that is more appropriate? (2) Please explain what the impact on the Defense budget would b...
Guard and Reserve Personnel: Fiscal, Security, and Human Capital Challenges Should be Considered in Developing a Revised Business Model for the Reserve Component
GAO-07-984: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
Over 580,000 reservists have been activated for military operations between September 2001 and March 2007. The challenges of continuing to mobilize large numbers of reserve component servicemembers for ongoing operations while balancing their support to homeland defense missions have led to questions about whether changes are needed in the way the reserve components are structured and resourced, p...
[Comments on Discharged Air Force Member's Claim for Pay Arrears and Other Items]
B-262050: Published: Nov 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1995.
No summary is currently available...
Air Force Pilots: U.S. Air Force Requirements, Inventory, and Related Data
NSIAD-88-163: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided Air Force pilot requirements and inventory data for use in evaluating future proposals to enhance pilot compensation.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force authorized 23,300 pilot positions and assigned 23,358 pilots, as of December 31, 1987; (2) updated estimates showed a shortage of about 2,000 pilots for fiscal year (FY) 1992; (3) the Air Force usual...
BAQ and Support of Illegitimate Children
B-198749: Published: Jun 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Information was requested concerning the basic allowance for quarters (BAQ) being drawn by single military members for the support of their illegitimate dependent children. Entitlement to BAQ based on illegitimate children was authorized when legislation was amended to include illegitimate children in the definition of a dependent. Applicable regulations require that dependency of an illegitimate...
Survey of Private-Sector Earnings of Navy Enlisted Personnel Who Left the Service in Mid-Career
NSIAD-85-25: Published: Nov 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1984.
GAO reported the results of a survey which it conducted to obtain data on whether experienced career personnel leaving the Navy earned more or less in their first private-sector job than they would have by reenlistment. The timeframe covered by the survey, fiscal year (FY) 1980 through the first quarter of 1982, was a period during which the services were trying to recover from serious recruitment...
Implementation of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act
NSIAD-85-4: Published: Oct 24, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized the results of its evaluation of how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military services are implementing the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act.GAO found that DOD has taken various measures to help ensure fair and consistent implementation of the direct payment provisions of the act and that the services generally have do...
Cost and Benefits of Longevity Payments for Time Spent in the Delayed Entry Program
NSIAD-84-145: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs and benefits of longevity payments for time spent in the Department of Defense's delayed entry program. The program allows individuals to enlist but to delay reporting for duty for up to 12 months, until appropriated jobs and training are available.GAO found that time spent in the program counts as longevity for determining base pay. GAO...