Women in the Military: Air Force Revises Job Availability but Entry Screening Needs Review

NSIAD-91-199 Published: Aug 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 09, 1991.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Air Force enlisted accession program was gender-neutral.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should ensure that Air Force policy and procedures associated with the current four composite scores used to screen applicants before they compete for specific jobs are gender-neutral.
Closed – Implemented
On October 28, 1992, the Air Force dropped the intermediate screening requirement which eliminated women at higher rates than men. Air Force action was taken in response to the GAO findings and recommendation. No new form of intermediate screeing was added.

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