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

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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)
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The Commandant of the Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation and, per the Corps March 2022 Corrective Action Plan, the Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) updated the June 2020 After Actions Report on lessons learned as well as published MDMC's Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in June 2022 to inform the development of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to address future pandemics. However, as of October 19, 2022 the Marine Corps has not provided us supporting documentation to confirm these actions.

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)
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The Commandant of the Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation and the Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) developed exercises to mitigate pandemic impacts to production operations. 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 incorporated exercises into the Marine Depot Maintenance Command's Emergency Action Plan (EAP), MDMCO 5100.2 (June 10, 2022), which

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

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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)
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The Marine Corps concurred with this recommendation, and has since taken several actions to implement it by better identifying depot-level reparable requirements and other customer requirements for inclusion in the budget prior to the year of execution. For depot-level reparables, the Marine Corps reported in March 2021 that it had added $19.5 million in depot-level reparables 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

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

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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)
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DOD concurred with this recommendation. In December 2021, the Marine Corps again stated its position that they are, by law, unable to set recruitment, accession, or retention goals based on race or gender, but that they would continue to monitor and study the topics related to female servicemembers, for example recruitment. At that time, the Marine Corps noted the completion of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan in early 2021, but also stated that the plan's intent is to be a total force plan and not specific to any racial, ethnic, or gender groups. Therefore, as of April 2022

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