Acquisition Management:

Fiscal Year 1995 Waivers of Acquisition Workforce Requirements

NSIAD-96-102: Published: Apr 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1996.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance in fiscal year (FY) 1995 with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's waiver provisions.

GAO found that: (1) DOD agencies granted 233 waivers for 231 individuals not meeting training, education, tenure, or experience requirements, compared to 63 waivers granted in FY 1994; (2) 83 percent of the waivers were for individuals not meeting the tenure requirements; (3) waivers for acquisition experience declined by 58 percent; (4) about one-third of the waivers not related to tenure requirements were for membership in the acquisition corps; and (5) one waiver was granted for the Program Management Course, and no fulfillment waivers were granted.

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