Naval Reserve Drill and Personnel Field Reporting System Needs Improvement
FPCD-79-12: Published: Mar 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1979.
- Full Report:
The Naval Reserve Drill and Personnel Field Reporting System has not yet overcome many of the inadequacies of the previous system.
System defects are extensive and result in many reservists receiving erroneous payments and incorrect retirement credits. Management also receives inaccurate, untimely, and insufficient pay and personnel information which adversely affects efficient and responsive decisionmaking. Reservists are overpaid, underpaid, or not paid at all. Personnel and drill reporting procedures need modification.
Recommendation for Executive Action
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Recommendation: The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Naval Reserve Personnel Center and the Naval Finance Center to make the following changes to guarantee that reservists are paid correctly and on time, and to insure that management has current, accurate information on which to formulate decisions: improve reporting system programs, simplify operating and reporting procedures, and upgrade system edits and tests. Specific recommendations include: modification of data entry forms and methods to record drill and personnel information; improvement of system edits performed by the Reserve Personnel Center; reconciliation of Reserve Personnel Center and Finance Center personnel and payroll files; additional testing to detect and correct system deficiencies and to test standards to be developed for future systems; and studies on the feasibility of consolidating Reserve Personnel Center processing activites at the Finance Center. In addition, the Naval Audit Service should investigate servicewide procedures for observing, recording, and reporting drill attendance.