Evaluation of Managerial Challenges Created by Acceleration of the Installation Restoration Program
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study investigates the distribution of managerial tasks related to the Installation Restoration Program IRP. Initiated in 1986, the IRP is the DoD program to identify and clean-up hazardous waste sites. Study areas include current distribution of managerial tasks, changes in task distribution needed to accelerate the program, and potential resource constraints. Additionally, the study considers how acceleration of Army and Navy restoration programs could impact the Air Force IRP. The study reveals IRP management is heavily centralized at MAJCOM with most technical work being performed through contracts with service centers. Individual bases have little direct involvement in the program. Most MAJCOMs do not believe installations can adequately manage the IRP and anticipate retaining managerial control of the program. Manpower is the most notable constraint. Organizations are operating below desired strength and experience high turnover. Added constraints include money and time. The Air Force depends heavily on support from other agencies and could experience serious problems as DoD IRP programs expand and consume intra-service resources.
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- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety