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Defense Relocation Assistance: Service Information Systems Operating, But Not Yet Interactive

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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In requiring you to establish relocation assistance programs, the Defense Authorization Act was responding, in part, to a need to provide greater assistance to military personnel transferred to a different duty station in 6another area. The act stipulated that the programs should, at a minimum, include information on preparing for the move, the availability and cost of housing and child care services, and spousal employment opportunities at the destination. In addition, counseling services related to financial management and stress management were to be available. As envisioned by he act, military personnel on the West Coast who were reassigned to duty stations on the East Coast could obtain information about their new locations using the computer systems at their current West Coast duty stations. In addition, military personnel would be able to get this information from either the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force bases in the geographic area to which they were reassigned. The act required that by October 1,1990, each geographic area having an installation with a military population of 500 or more have its own program and that military personnel in other areas have access to such a program.


Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]