Personnel management (51 - 60 of 97 items)
Inclusion of Night Differential Pay in Establishing Rates of Basic Pay for Positions Converted from Wage Board to General Schedule
B-186977: Published: Nov 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
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Examination of Travel and Leave Transactions in the Accounts of the U.S.S. San Jose
100684: Mar 25, 1977
GAO reviewed selected travel and leave vouchers in the accounts of the U.S.S. San Jose to test the quality of disbursing and related administrative procedures. Entitlements on 60 of 119 vouchers paid from February to July 1976 were examined.Five travel vouchers had over/underpayments totaling $84. Fourteen of 36 leave vouchers had over/undercharges or erroneous delay enroute computations. Fifteen...
Review of Overtime Practices and Controls at Selected Installations in the Department of Defense
GGD-83-80: Published: Aug 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed management's use of overtime in selected departments and agencies to determine whether the use is justified and necessary; (2) examined the use and feasibility of overtime alternatives; and (3) evaluated the adequacy of overtime control systems. The review was conducted at 10 military installations since, in fiscal year 1982, the Department of...
Navy Could Reduce Costs by Better Monitoring Its Enlisted Transfer Policy
FPCD-83-31: Published: Jun 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Navy's policy which requires that enlisted personnel have enough time remaining in their enlistment to complete their tour at a new location before transferring.GAO found that the Navy is not complying with its transfer policy and, as a result, is incurring unnecessary costs. This situation is occurring because local commanders are permitting many of their members to transfer with...
Staffing Data for DOD Top Management Headquarters Organizations
FPCD-83-29: Published: May 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided staffing data for Department of Defense (DOD) top-management headquarters organizations for the years 1975 through 1983.In fiscal year (FY) 1982, DOD top-management headquarters organizations had a staff of 17,764 civilian and military personnel. In FY 1975, it had a total of 17,833 personnel. GAO found that the ratio of civilian and military pe...
Military Compensation Issues
121042: Apr 7, 1983
GAO discussed the military services' manpower problems, focusing primarily on the implications of the administration's proposed freeze on basic pay and its affect on competitiveness with the private sector. GAO also discussed annual military pay adjustments, congressional proposals for a new postservice educational assistance benefit program, and the administration's proposal to make permanent the...
Less Expensive Internal Management Options May Be Viable Alternatives for Countering Critical Military Skill Shortages
FPCD-82-16: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
Because the services have requested across-the-board increases and numerous other monetary incentives and benefit packages as inducements to attract and retain enlisted personnel, GAO reviewed the Air Force's effort to determine: (1) the extent and nature of its personnel shortages; (2) what factors it identified as contributing to the shortages; and (3) what the Air Force is doing, and plans to d...
DOD and Rand Corporation Studies Do Not Provide an Adequate Basis for Deciding on a Military Physician Assistant Grade Structure
FPCD-82-36: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the use of physician assistants within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, GAO analyzed the conflicting findings and recommendations of two independent studies of the physician assistant grade structure; one study was conducted by DOD, and the other was conducted for the Air Force by the Rand Corporation. It was pointed out that the Army, Navy, and Air Force...
The Use of Monetary Recruitment and Retention Incentives
116873: Nov 19, 1981
A pressing problem facing the military services at the present time is determining the best way to use monetary incentives to attract and keep quality people within the force. The total compensation package is seen as a set of management tools to be used to achieve specific mission-related goals and requirements rather than a set of individual components. Fundamental changes are needed in the way...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...