Open Recommendations (4 total)

Depot Maintenance: DOD Should Improve Pandemic Plans and Publish Working Capital Fund Policy

Show
2 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
United States Marine Corps The Commandant of the Marine Corps should ensure that the Marine Corps Maintenance Command develop exercises for Marine Corps Production Plants to support productivity during any long-term crisis affecting the depot workforce. (Recommendation 4)
Open

Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation and, per the Department's July 2021 Corrective Action Plan, the Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) is developing exercises to mitigate pandemic impacts to production. Due to the nature of depot operations, the majority of the workforce is not eligible to telework. Execution of production is dependent on the workforce being on site and supporting supply chains that are impacted by the actions and decisions of external organizations. MDMC plans on incorporating these exercises into a Continuity of Operations Plan which will be distributed to the external organizations that contribute to MDMC's supply chain by December 31, 2021.
United States Marine Corps The Commandant of the Marine Corps should ensure that the Marine Corps Maintenance Command formally record lessons learned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and use lessons learned to update depot-specific contingency plans. (Recommendation 3)
Open

Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation and, per the Department's July 2021 Corrective Action Plan, the Marine Depot Maintenance Command is preparing a report on lessons learned to inform the development of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to address future pandemics. They expect to complete the lessons learned report and the COOP by December 31, 2021.

Military Depots: Army and Marine Corps Need to Improve Efforts to Address Challenges in Measuring Performance and Planning Maintenance Work

Show
1 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
United States Marine Corps The Commandant of the Marine Corps should ensure that the Marine Corps Logistics Command establishes a complete baseline schedule, which includes all planned depot maintenance work for the fiscal year, against which to measure performance. (Recommendation 2)
Open

Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

The Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation, and has since taken several actions to implemented it. In March 2021, the Marine Corps reported that it had added $19.5 million in depot-level repairables to its baseline master schedule for fiscal year 2020, which represented 75 percent of the Marine Corps depot-level-repairable work that year. Further, the Marine Corps stated that it added $14.3 million in depot-level-repairable workload to its baseline master schedule for fiscal year 2021, or 67 percent of the repairable work performed though the first half of the year. The Marine Corps added that it will continue to refine its process to capture as much depot-level-repairable workload as possible in the baseline Master Workload Schedule. Additionally, in setting its baseline schedule for fiscal year 2022, the Marine Corps is taking steps to minimize production disruptions and potentially reduce carryover. Specifically, in what is intended to be an annual data call, the Marine Corps set a March 31, 2021, deadline for its other customers to to provide key information about their requirements, so that the Marine Corps can account for these requirements earlier as it prepares its fiscal year 2022 baseline schedule. The intent of this data call is to confirm what could be nearly $80 million in depot workload during fiscal year 2022. The Marine Corps will reach a formal agreement with its customers to "confirm" the workload, which will then be assigned Master Work Schedule Line Numbers and be added to the baseline Master Work Schedule. Further, the Marine Corps is requiring funding from its other customers by second quarter of the year of execution so that it can maintain its production schedule, with any funding received afterwards being treated as unplanned workload and rescheduled accordingly. We are very encouraged by the Marine Corps actions to date, and will continue to monitor progress as it takes these steps during the rest of calendar year 2021 and the first part of 2022.

Female Active-Duty Personnel: Guidance and Plans Needed for Recruitment and Retention Efforts

Show
1 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
United States Marine Corps The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the Commandant of the Marine Corps develops a plan, with clearly defined goals, performance measures, and timeframes, to guide and monitor the Marine Corps' female active-duty servicemember recruitment and retention efforts. (Recommendation 4)
Open

Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

DOD concurred with this recommendation. As of April 20, 2021, neither the Department of the Navy nor the Marine Corps have not provided documentation sufficient to close this recommendation as implemented. We will continue to monitor the Marine Corps' efforts to address this recommendation and will update the status as more information becomes available.