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Defense Space Activities: Additional Actions Needed to Implement Human Capital Strategy and Develop Space Personnel
GAO-04-697: Published: Aug 11, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on space for many critical capabilities, and its continued success in space operations depends on having sufficient space-qualified personnel. Space-qualified personnel are needed to develop technology, doctrine, and concepts and operate complex systems. In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Congress required DOD to develop a strateg...
DOD Personnel: Documentation of the Army's Civilian Workforce-Planning Model Needed to Enhance Credibility
GAO-03-1046: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
Between fiscal years 1989 and 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) reduced its civilian workforce by about 38 percent, with little attention to shaping or specifically sizing this workforce for the future. As a result, the civilian workforce is imbalanced in terms of the shape, skills, and experience needed by the department. DOD is taking steps to transform its civilian workforce. To assist with...
Acquisition Workforce: Agencies Need to Better Define and Track the Training of Their Employees
GAO-02-737: Published: Jul 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2002.
GAO's continuing reviews of the acquisition workforce, focusing on the Department of Defense (DOD); the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Energy, and Health and Human Services; the General Services Administration; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, indicate that some of the government's largest procurement operations are not run...
Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-375: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The changing security environment and the increasing globalization of the U.S. economy have significantly increased the need for federal employees with foreign language skills. GAO reviewed in detail the operations of the following four agencies: the Army, the State Department, the Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These four...
Defense Maintenance: Sustaining Readiness Support Capabilities Requires a Comprehensive Plan
GAO-01-533T: Published: Mar 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2001.
In addition to the end of the Cold War and the resulting military force structure downsizing, three events have shaped the depot maintenance environment. First, the base realignment and closure process has reduced DOD's Cold War era infrastructure from 38 military depots to 19. Second, as recommended in various studies, DOD has increasingly relied on defense contractors for depot maintenance and r...
DOD T&A System Controls: Military Leave Records and Approval of Leave Requests
AIMD-99-283R: Published: Sep 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies" as they relate to the Air Force's Air Mobility Command's employee time and attendance (T&A) system, focusing on whether: (1) military leave records must be maintained in paper form containing handwrit...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-178R: Published: Sep 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Navy's personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) in connection with GAO's recent review of the personnel practices of the Small Business Administration (SBA), GAO found that several agencies, including the Navy, had detailed employees to SBA on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an Interagency Agreement signed by officials...
Inspectors General: Joint Investigation of Personnel Actions Regarding a Former Defense Employee
AIMD/OSI-97-81R: Published: Jul 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed of joint investigation of Department of Defense (DOD) actions to terminate the employment of a probationary employee and to suspend the high-level security clearance necessary for his position as a Foreign Affairs Specialist, focusing on: (1) whether the investigative report's conclusions were adequately supported; and (2) the basis for the former...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Hispanic Employment Statistics
GGD-96-85R: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on Hispanic employment at eight selected executive departments in 1994, focusing on the percentage of Hispanics: (1) at certain grade levels; and (2) that received appointments, conversions, promotions, and outstanding performance appraisals. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department...