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GAO reviewed the currency of registrant mailing addresses kept by the Selective Service System, which are necessary to ensure the prompt delivery of induction notices and vital to both the equity and effectiveness of a draft.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Selective Service System||1. The Director of the Selective Service System should modify the registration acknowledgement letter to more prominently state the penalties for not promptly reporting change-of-address information and to explain the distinction between the current mailing address and the permanent address.|
|Selective Service System||2. The Director of the Selective Service System should require a random sample of registrants to furnish their current mailing addresses to test the effectiveness of acknowledgement and verification letters in improving the completeness of address change reporting.|
|Selective Service System||3. The Director of the Selective Service System should, if address information is not substantially improved by October 1984, propose Presidential proclamation language changing the registration requirement from age 18 to 3 to 6 months prior to the year of prime draft susceptibility.|
|Selective Service System||4. The Director of the Selective Service System should determine whether arrangements can be made with the Postal Service for special handling of induction notices that can be sent to forwarding addresses.|