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Across-the-Board Pay Raises and Other Military Manpower Issues
114739: Mar 31, 1981
The issues concerning military compensation and manpower policies are interrelated with the wisdom of instituting a military salary system to replace the antiquated pay and allowance system and whether the retirement system should be revised so that it would work for, rather than against, military manpower objectives. While across-the-board pay raises would have very little impact on the group of...
Evaluation of Defense's Comments on a Critical Report: Were Transfers of Army Pacific Support Functions Mismanaged?
FPCD-79-50: Published: Apr 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1979.
In an earlier report, the Army's retaining funded personnel spaces were questioned after support functions employing the personnel were transferred to other services, which gained new personnel spaces for increased work loads.Unjustified recurring budget increases totaled $25 million. The Army transferred over 20 support functions to other services. The Secretary of Defense provided $10 million in...
Report on the Relocation of Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology to Bay St. Louis, MS
B-168700: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
GAO reviewed cost and morale implications of the relocation of the Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Organization from Washington, D.C., to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Approximately $476,000 was required to relocate personnel, equipment, and records, provide temporary space, and construct a new building for the Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology. This is basically a headquarters organiz...
What Are the Capabilities of the Selective Service System?
FPCD-79-4: Published: Dec 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1978.
The role of the Selective Service System is to maintain a system capable of drafting people into the armed services, to operate a program of alternative service for persons not required to perform military service, and to determine the availability of standby reservists. During peacetime, the military departments rely on volunteers for needed manpower; however, after mobilization the Selective Ser...
Benefits and Problems Associated With Improving the Ratio of U.S. Combat Troops to Military Support Personnel in Europe
LCD-78-408A: Published: Jun 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1978.
Among programs to increase the ratio of combat troops to support forces without increasing overall U.S. military forces in Europe is one prescribed by the Nunn Amendment, which requires conversion of headquarters and military support personnel to combat personnel. The Nunn Amendment required a reduction of 18,000 in authorized support personnel in the services in Europe during fiscal years (FY) 19...
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...
Development and Use of Military Services' Staffing Standards: More Direction, Emphasis, and Consistency Needed
FPCD-77-72: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
Personnel costs represent the largest part of the Department of Defense's budget, with over half of the personnel serving in support rather than combat functions in fiscal year 1977. The military services use a variety of management tools and techniques such as manpower surveys, staffing guides, criteria manuals, and staffing standards in determining support personnel requirements.With the excepti...
Army Reserve and Army National Guard Unit Reorganizations Disruptive: More Effective Controls Needed
LCD-77-439: Published: Oct 12, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1977.
Army Reserve and Army National Guard unit reorganizations reduce readiness and cause costly turbulence, instability, and lost training momentum.Adverse effects that reorganizations have on the readiness of Army Reserve units could be reduced and the likelihood of successful reorganizations heightened if existing guidelines were followed more closely and additional data on which approvals of reorga...
Urgent Need for Continued Improvements in Enlisted Career Force Management
FPCD-77-42: Published: Sep 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1977.
Current enlisted career personnel imbalances, caused by past management practices, are very costly. On June 30, 1976, the armed services had about 28,000 more career enlisted personnel than called for in their enlisted force management plans.Enlisted force management plans specify the objectives of the services' enlisted management services. Years of service is the key to planning objective career...
Determining Requirements for Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Could Be Improved: Peacetime and Wartime
LCD-77-421: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The Military Services can reduce peacetime maintenance personnel costs by millions by improving its systems to determine peacetime and wartime requirements and by planning greater use of reserve personnel to meet certain wartime maintenance workloads.The opportunity to reduce these costs exists because the services can correct weaknesses in their systems. These weaknesses cause overstated requirem...