Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to centralize and consolidate DOD cataloging operations in Battle Creek, Michigan, focusing on: (1) the likelihood that DOD's decision will result in the estimated personnel reductions and savings; (2) challenges DOD may face when implementing the consolidation effort; and (3) proposals made by two employee groups that state that DOD could achieve even greater personnel reductions and savings by centralizing and consolidating cataloging operations in other locations.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. Before cataloging personnel are transferred to Battle Creek, Michigan, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of DLA to develop a clearly defined plan for standardizing the cataloging processes.|
|Department of Defense||2. DOD should develop a full assessment of the costs and savings of the consolidation and determine the time required for savings to offset the implementation costs.|