Accession Number : ADA546153


Title :   Despite Improvements in MoI's Personnel Systems, Additional Actions Are Needed to Completely Verify ANP Payroll Costs and Workforce Strength


Corporate Author : SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a546153.pdf


Report Date : 25 Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The U.S. strategy for Afghanistan emphasizes building Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) capable of independently providing for the internal and external security of Afghanistan. More than half of the $56 billion that Congress has appropriated since 2002 for the reconstruction of Afghanistan - approximately $29.3 billion - is for the development of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP). Approximately one-third of the U.S. investment in the ANSF goes to training, equipping, housing, and sustaining the ANP. Current ANSF development plans call for the ANP to grow to 134,000 personnel by October 2011. In April 2009, the Department of Defense reported to Congress that establishing personnel management systems and processes is critical to building sustainable ANSF. Multiple stakeholders - the UNDP and international donors, the MoI, the MoF, and NTM-A/CSTC-A - play a role in developing and implementing personnel management systems and processes to account for the ANP workforce and payroll. The government of Afghanistan does not have the financial resources to sustain ANP salaries and other related costs at either the current or projected levels. In 2002, the Government of Afghanistan and its international partners agreed to establish LOTFA to support the development of the ANP by covering certain recurrent costs, including the payment of police salaries, allowances, and benefits nationwide. The United States has historically been the largest single contributor to LOTFA, providing nearly 32 percent of total contributions. U.S. funding for LOTFA has come primarily from the Department of Defense's Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Department of State's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Fund.


Descriptors :   *SALARIES , *COSTS , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *PAYMENT , AFGHANISTAN , NARCOTICS , FINANCE , SECURITY PERSONNEL , WORK , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , COMMUNITIES , CONGRESS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History


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