Personnel management (41 - 50 of 143 items)
Military Personnel Reassignments: Services Are Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Relocation Costs
NSIAD-96-84: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the services' practices for relocating personnel, focusing on whether: (1) opportunities exist to reduce the costs of permanent change-of-station (PCS) moves; (2) the number of moves and related costs have decreased in proportion to the reductions in military end stregnths; and (3) frequent reassignments significantly impair military readiness.GAO...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-2(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Military Personnel: High Aggregate Personnel Levels Maintained Throughout Drawdown
NSIAD-95-97: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the military drawdown on the services' ability to staff active duty combat and support units.GAO found that: (1) the services have retained over 95 percent of their authorized positions despite major personnel reductions, maintained high fill rates for most ranks, and kept over 90 percent of authorized positions filled in a large maj...
Military Recruiting: More Innovative Approaches Needed
NSIAD-95-22: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recruiting operations, focusing on the: (1) areas in which military recruiting costs could be reduced; (2) recruiting challenges the services face in the youth market; (3) services' future plans for recruiting staffs and organizations; and (4) services' management of their recruiting facilities.GAO found that: (1)...
DOD Force Mix Issues: Greater Reliance on Civilians in Support Roles Could Provide Significant Benefits
NSIAD-95-5: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) guidance and decisionmaking processes for determining when and whether to use civilian or military personnel in support positions, focusing on: (1) DOD and the military services' efforts to replace military personnel in support positions; (2) whether the services have adequately planned for the future use of civili...
DOD Acquisition: Fiscal Year 1993 Waivers to Acquisition Workforce Requirements
NSIAD-94-92: Published: Feb 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the waiver provisions of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) the military services granted 30 waivers for 26 program managers during fiscal year (FY) 1993; (2) the military services granted 10 waivers for individuals who lacked the required program management cour...
Military Downsizing: Persons Returning to Civilian Life Need More Help from DOD
HEHS-94-39: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) provide transition assistance services to separating members and their spouses.GAO found that: (1) many separating service members and their spouses do not get timely transition services because the transition program does not receive adequate support from...
Military Personnel Law Manual Title IV - Survivor Benefit Plan
OGC-94-4: Published: Jan 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1994.
GAO published a second edition of Title IV of its Military Personnel Law Manual, which presents an overview of important Comptroller General decisions concerning military personnel law issued through September 30, 1992. The manual supersedes the 1983 Military Personnel Law Manual and covers such issues as participation in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), annuities, annuity adjustment, pre-effectiv...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...