Personnel management (71 - 80 of 97 items)
Military Services' Policy of Advancing Leave to Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-78-30: Published: May 24, 1978. Publicly Released: May 24, 1978.
During the first 6 months of 1977, over 21,000 Army, Navy, and Air Force enlisted personnel left the services with unliquidated advance leave, owing the government over $3.2 million. About two-thirds of this amount was recouped from the members' final pay, but about one-third became an unsatisfied debt to the government. Advance leave is chargeable leave which exceeds a member's current leave bala...
An Evaluation of Department of Defense Comments on a Critical Report
FPCD-78-20: Published: Mar 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1978.
A September 1977 report on enlisted career force management pointed out many management improvements that have been made in the military services and the Department of Defense (DOD) to correct enlisted career force imbalances and prevent them from recurring. However, action needs to be taken to bring the career force into balance with enlisted force objectives earlier than the 7- to 10-year timefr...
Possible Savings in Department of Defense Personnel Costs in Italy
FPCD-78-9: Published: Mar 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1978.
The Foreign Service Act provided that compensation for foreign national employees will be based on locally prevailing wage rates consistent with the public interest. Under an agreement with the Italian Government, the Department of Defense (DOD) directly employs Italian nationals, establishes pay and fringe benefits, and sets personnel policies with little involvement by the Italian Government.Usi...
Department of Defense Pay Practices for German Nationals Should Be Changed
FPCD-77-86: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1977.
The Army and the Air Force employ over 67,000 German nationals at an annual cost of over $670 million. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) employment system in Germany is based on multilateral and bilateral agreements and years of precedent and tradition. Although its personnel policies there generally appear in line with prevailing private practices, some aspects of compensation setting and admin...
Questionable Management Practices at the Facilities Engineer Support Agency, Fort Belvoir
LCD-77-445: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1977.
Alleged mismanagement practices at the Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, involved: decommissioning of a nuclear power barge, contractor employees, and contract acceptances.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is decommissioning the nuclear power barge Sturgis after it spent more than $1 million to install an emergency core cooling system as alleged. When the system was ins...
The Air Force's Decision Not to Permit Overseas Travel of a Dependent Wife
HRD-78-5: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Air Force decided not to permit Mrs. Gladys Carroll to accompany her husband to Camp New Amsterdam in the Netherlands, because she has multiple sclerosis and the necessary medical treatment capability is not available at the facility.Data on dependents with multiple sclerosis who have accompanied service members to Camp New Amsterdam in the past 5 years are either unavailable or difficult and...
NAVSEA Policies and Practices Used To Manage Personnel Involved in Data Processing Activities
FPCD-77-73: Published: Aug 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1977.
GAO reviewed the policies and practices used by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to manage personnel involved in automatic data processing (ADP) activities. The review concentrated on the NAVSEA determination of the number and composition of staff needed to design, maintain, and operate the management information system for naval shipyards.GAO found that: (1) differences in staff size and co...
Review of Upward Mobility Programs
FPCD-77-10: Published: Mar 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1977.
A review of the Upward Mobility program in six departments and agencies was made to see how much progress has been made in implementing these programs. Policies, guidance, procedures, and program evaluation were examined.Since 1974, the Civil Service Commission has taken many actions to improve program efforts throughout the federal government. However, GAO believes additional improvements can be...
Review of Upward Mobility Using Job Restructuring: Department of the Army
FPCD-77-3: Published: Dec 13, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1976.
A limited review of the Army's Upward Mobility program at the department level, 25 field installations, and 13 commands, indicated that progress has been made but improvements are needed.There has been no systematic analysis of factors inhibiting advancement of lower-level employees, and guidelines do not provide procedures for comprehensive skills surveys. Also, there are inaccuracies in reportin...
Grade Creep at New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania
FPCD-77-1: Published: Oct 8, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1976.
Charges that the reorganization of the U.S. Army International Logistics Center at New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania, would create unnecessary cost to the taxpayer are investigated. Records were examined and discussions were held with Army and Civil Service officials. The reorganization, when completed, will increase both the number of personnel and the overall grade structure. No major addi...