U.S. Army (41 - 50 of 75 items)
Information on the Military Services' Enlisted Aide Program
NSIAD-84-12: Published: Oct 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of enlisted aides by the military services.Enlisted aides have always been provided to U.S. officers to relieve them of minor duties. However, present law prohibits Army and Air Force officers from using enlisted members as servants and Navy and Marine Corps officers from using enlisted members in onshore quarters as cooks...
Allegations Concerning the Construction and Acceptance of the Gymnasium at Grafenwoehr, West Germany
NSIAD-83-15: Published: Aug 5, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined selected aspects of the construction and the Army's acceptance of a gymnasium at Grafenwoehr, West Germany. Concern had been expressed that the Army accepted the facility without a proper inspection and that the Army may have paid for construction that did not meet contract specifications.GAO found that: (1) the Army accepted the gymnasium only...
Army's Handling of "Whistleblower's" Contract Allegations and the MSPB Investigation
AFMD-83-67: Published: May 23, 1983. Publicly Released: May 23, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army actions against an employee, resulting from his allegations of improprieties in an Army contract and the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) investigation of possible harassment and the incidents that led the the employee's dismissal.GAO found that the Army had investigated the allegations three times and, although its auditors did not...
Allegations Concerning Irregularities in Maintenance and Repair Work at Fort Lee and Fort Belvoir, VA
PLRD-83-68: Published: Apr 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1983.
GAO reviewed allegations of irregularities on three Army maintenance and repair projects.GAO found that the three projects in question were performed by the same firm. The Army Corps of Engineers' representatives and the facilities engineers at both bases felt that the work was satisfactory and that the installation and subsequent reinstallation of windows and doors was not due to poor contractor...
Army Manufacture of the Mark 58 Smoke Marker
PLRD-83-58: Published: Mar 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Army's plan to start in-house production at an ammunition activity of all Mark 58 Smoke Markers previously produced in part by a private corporation.The Army is required to have needed supplies made in factories or arsenals owned by the United States, as long as the factories or arsenals can make those supplies economically. Although such a determination normally would have requir...
The Army's Award of a Contract for Power Supply Units Under the Authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(a)(16)
PLRD-83-53: Published: Mar 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the price differential between establishing another source and using an existing source to produce power supply units for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, under existing legislation or regulation, there is no cost limit or ceiling for the establishment of a second source to provide power supply units for mobilization base purposes. Legisl...
Constituent's Allegation Concerning the Production of Artillery Barrels at the Watervliet Arsenal, NY
PLRD-82-48: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Nation's capability to produce artillery barrels in time of need. The review was made to determine the following: (1) whether the present saws create a bottleneck in the production process which limits the rotary forge output, and (2) the Army's rationale for using conventional rather than the latest automated hot abrasive cut-off machine.GAO found that the maximum ca...
Allegations of an Inappropriate Army Sole-Source Award for Commercial Construction Equipment
PLRD-82-13: Published: Oct 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to buy commercial construction equipment on a sole-source basis. The proposed procurement is designed to replace outdated earth moving equipment because the present equipment, purchased between 1962 and 1969, had an expected life ranging from 8 to 10 years. Because of the age of this equipment, maintenance is hampered due to the...
Review of Matters Relating to U.S. Army Laboratories and Research Activities in the San Francisco Area
HRD-81-98: Published: May 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
GAO reviewed a number of allegations concerning activities at the Letterman Army Institute of Research (LAIR) and the Letterman Army Medical Center Area Laboratory. It was alleged that unauthorized biological research was being conducted at LAIR, an outbreak of fever linked to LAIR research activities had occurred among the staff, and physicians from a nearby medical center refused for philosophic...
Entitlement to Reimbursement of Mileage for Attending Labor Contract Negotiations
B-201714(MRV): Published: May 19, 1981. Publicly Released: May 19, 1981.
An advance decision was requested concerning a claim for travel expenses by an employee who was on official time while serving as a representative in a labor negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement. While an official representative at a collecive bargaining negotiation, an employee is entitled to payment from the agency for travel and per diem expenses. This policy was recently reaffirmed...