Navy Could Reduce Costs By Better Monitoring Its Enlisted Transfer Policy
United States Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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Our objective was to determine whether the Navy was complying with its obligated service requirement before transferring enlisted members to new locations. Accordingly, we attempted to identify, for fiscal years 1981 and 1982, the number of members who--needed to obligate additional service before transferring to a new duty location--obligated the needed additional service before transferring to a new duty location--did not obligate the additional service before transferring and--left the Navy after transferring without obligating sufficient time to complete their prescribed tours at these new duty locations. Navy officials could not provide us with the data needed for the fiscal years requested. Instead, they provided a listing of the current status of some members who, on their last transfer, had to obligate additional service before they transferred. From this listing, we identified enlisted members who 1 on October 6, 1982, the date of the Navys data did not have enough obligated service to complete the tour at their current location and 2 during calendar year 1982, separated from the Navy at or near the end of their enlistment, without completing the tour at their duty station.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations