Accession Number:

ADA106844

Title:

Recruiting Malpractice: Extent, Causes, and Potentials for Improvement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report is based on a questionnaire survey of Armed Forces recruiting personnel in all services--Active, National Guard, and Reserve. Survey results show the perceptions of recruiters, noncommissioned officer supervisors, and commanding officers on the extent of malpractice within the respective service recruiting programs possible causes for these actions and probable corrective actions. GAO made this study in response to a request of Senator Sam Nunn, while Chairman of the Subcommittee on Manpower and Personnel, Senate Committee on Armed Services, who was concerned about the adequacy of service actions to control malpractice. Investigations in 1978 and 1979 determined that recruiting malpractice problems did occur in the Marine Corps and the Army. Overall, GAO surveyed personnel in seven separate recruiting programs. The highest perceived level of malpractice is within the Marine Corps program, followed in descending order by the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE