Air Force Manpower ProgramImprovements Needed in Procedures and Controls Gao ID: NSIAD-87-137 June 25, 1987
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Management Engineering Program (MEP) to determine if the Air Force based its manpower requirements on sound and rigorous processes.
GAO found that: (1) although the program is sound and contains many of the basic elements necessary for an effective manpower system, there are weaknesses in operational procedures, standards controls, and recording procedures; (2) the Air Force strategy to defer updating standards could result in misleading manpower requirements and adversely affect managerial decisions regarding manpower resources; (3) errors occur in collecting and using accurate work-load counts and in recording the results due to insufficient guidance and monitoring of standards and applications; (4) there is little monitoring of compliance with standards application policy; and (5) commands do not visit bases to ensure that they adhere to manpower regulations.Recommendations
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