Personnel management (81 - 90 of 143 items)
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...
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 Personnel Issues
121171: Apr 21, 1983
GAO presented its views on military personnel issues, including: (1) the administration's proposed freeze on basic pay and allowances; (2) the annual adjustment of military pay; (3) requests for fiscal year 1984 bonus moneys; (4) funds for the Army's noncommissioned officer ranks; (5) proposed legislation for a new Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP); and (6) the administration's propos...
Personnel Problems May Hamper Army's Individual Ready Reserve in Wartime
FPCD-83-12: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO assessed the impact of actions initiated since 1977 by Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) on the Army's Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). GAO specified serious personnel problems with IRR and questioned the appropriateness and justification of legislative proposals submitted by DOD to the 97th Congress to increase IRR personnel strength.IRR is a primary source of pretrained individuals...
Military Personnel Law Manual
122864: Jan 1, 1983
This manual gives an overview of important Comptroller General decisions concerning military personnel law that were issued before January 1, 1983. The manual was designed to replace the 1978 Military Personnel Law Manual. It is arranged in nine chapters covering the areas of basic pay and military status, special pay allowances, members' and their dependents' travel and transportation benefits, p...
How the Army Planned for Three New Divisions and How This Can Be Improved (Unclassified Digest of Classified Report)
LCD-76-454: Published: Aug 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Army did not prepare a comprehensive plan detailing how it was going to put into operation, coordinate, and supervise the reorganization of its forces following the reduction in combat forces after the Vietnam War. As a result, the Army has had numerous problems, and further changes may be needed to set up the combat capability the Army seeks.Planning was not adequate for accomplishing the reo...
Military Personnel Issues: Managing and Compensating the Armed Forces
FPCD-83-17: Published: Oct 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
This study reviewed U.S. Armed Forces personnel management and compensation by identifying major issues, briefly describing problems, and presenting GAO perspectives on its audit efforts.GAO addressed the problems of maintaining and improving military work-force effectiveness in a cost-conscious environment. Compensation expenditures for the more than 4 million military members, including active d...
Army Needs Better Data To Develop Policies for Sole and Inservice Parents
FPCD-82-50: Published: Sep 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1982.
As a result of congressional concern, GAO conducted a review of military policies for sole and inservice parents and the affect of such parents on the Army's ability to meet its mission. GAO tried to determine whether the Army has a valid basis for making policy decisions regarding sole and inservice parents.GAO believes that restricting the enlistment, reenlistment, and assignment of all sole and...
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Revising Medical Fitness Policies Could Provide Additional Quality Recruits at Less Cost Than Enlistment Incentives
FPCD-82-13: Published: Apr 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1982.
GAO reviewed the entry medical fitness policies of the armed services.The services could increase the number of quality recruits by easing their medical fitness standards and by providing treatment for readily correctable medical conditions and physical defects. In fiscal year 1980, 61,000 applicants were disqualified for failure to meet the armed services' entry medical fitness standards. Because...