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NCJ Number: 66525 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ARMY GUARD AND RESERVE PAY AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS ARE UNRELIABLE AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO WASTE AND ABUSE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Sale Source: US Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS ARE REPORTED FROM THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE'S (GAO'S) REVIEW OF THE ARMY GUARD AND RESERVE PAY AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS.
Abstract: THE ARMY GUARD AND RESERVE PAYROLL IS ABOUT $1.3 BILLION. MANAGEMENT CONTROLS OVER THIS PAYROLL AND RELATED PERSONNEL SYSTEMS ARE NOT ADEQUATE TO PREVENT ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS. INACCURATE DRILL ATTENDANCE RECORDING AND REPORTING BY GUARD AND RESERVE UNITS AND INADEQUATE ERROR DETECTION PROCEDURES AT PAYROLL PROCESSING STATIONS ARE RESULTING IN ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS FOR DRILLS NOT ATTENDED, PAYMENTS FOR THE SAME PERIODS OF TRAINING, OR PAYMENTS BY BOTH THE ACTIVE ARMY PAY SYSTEM AND GUARD AND RESERVE PAY SYSTEMS. IN ADDITION, VITAL PERSONNEL STRENGTH INFORMATION MAINTAINED IN THE PAY AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS IS FREQUENTLY INCONSISTENT, INACCURATE, AND CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT BUDGET AND MOBILIZATION PLANS. THE RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION IN THE PAY AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS IS QUESTIONABLE PRIMARILY BECAUSE DATA ARE NOT UPDATED IN A TIMELY MANNER, OR INFORMATION IS LOST, REJECTED, OR ERRONEOUSLY CHANGED. GAO RECOMMENDS THAT THE ARMY RECONCILE PAY AND PERSONNEL DATA VITAL TO MANAGEMENT NEEDS; DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE THE TIMELINESS, FLOW, AND ACCURACY OF SOURCE DATA; AND DEVELOP PROGRAMS TO VERIFY OR CORRECT INFORMATION AS THE NEED ARISES. OFFICIALS AT THE ARMY INSTALLATIONS REVIEWED GENERALLY AGREED WITH THE FINDINGS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Financial management; Information Systems and Technology; Pay rates; Personnel; US Army; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Note: REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
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