The Resource DOD civilian personnel : improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce

DOD civilian personnel : improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce

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DOD civilian personnel : improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
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DOD civilian personnel
Title remainder
improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
Title variation
  • Department of Defense civilian personnel
  • Improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
  • DOD depot workforce planning
Title variation remainder
improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
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eng
Summary
Between 1987 and 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) downsized the civilian workforce in 27 key industrial facilities by about 56 percent. Many of the remaining 72,000 workers are nearing retirement. In recent years GAO has identified shortcomings in DOD's strategic planning and was asked to determine (1) whether DOD has implemented our prior recommendation to develop and implement a depot maintenance strategic plan, (2) the extent to which the services have developed and implemented comprehensive strategic workforce plans, and (3) what challenges adversely affect DOD's workforce planning. DOD has not implemented our October 2001 recommendation to develop and implement a DOD depot strategic plan that would delineate workloads to be accomplished in each of the services' depots. The DOD depot system has been a key part of the department's plan to support military systems in the past, but the increased use of the private sector to perform this work has decreased the role of these activities. While title 10 of the U.S. code requires DOD to retain core capability and also requires that at least 50 percent of depot maintenance funds be spent for public-sector performance, questions remain about the future role of DOD depots. Absent a DOD depot strategic plan, the services have in varying degrees, laid out a framework for strategic depot planning, but this planning is not comprehensive. Questions also remain about the future of arsenals and ammunition plants. GAO reviewed workforce planning efforts for 22 maintenance depots, 3 arsenals, and 2 ammunition plants, which employed about 72,000 civilian workers in fiscal year 2002. The services have not developed and implemented strategic workforce plans to position the civilian workforce in DOD industrial activities to meet future requirements. While workforce planning is done for each of the industrial activities, generally it is short-term rather than strategic. Further, workforce planning is lacking in other areas that the Office of Personnel Management guidance and high-performing organizations identify as key to successful workforce planning. Service workforce planning efforts (1) usually do not assess the competencies; (2) do not develop comprehensive retention plans; and (3) sometimes do not develop performance measures and evaluate workforce plans. Several challenges adversely affect DOD's workforce planning for the viability of its civilian depot workforce. First, given the aging depot workforce and the retirement eligibility of over 40 percent of the workforce over the next 5 to 7 years, the services may have difficulty maintaining the depots' viability. Second, the services are having difficulty implementing multiskilling--an industry and government best practice for improving the flexibility and productivity of the workforce--even though this technique could help depot planners do more with fewer employees. Finally, increased training funding and innovation in the training program will be essential for revitalizing the aging depot workforce
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
UB193
LC item number
.U54 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
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  • Human capital
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DOD civilian personnel : improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 15, 2003)
  • "April 2003."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-03-472."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
2003
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unknown
Extent
ii, 66 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53452570
  • (OCoLC)ocm53452570
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 11/15/03: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03472.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
DOD civilian personnel : improved strategic planning needed to help ensure viability of DOD's civilian industrial workforce
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 15, 2003)
  • "April 2003."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-03-472."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
2003
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 66 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53452570
  • (OCoLC)ocm53452570
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 11/15/03: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03472.pdf; current access available via PURL

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