Funding for Operational Support of the Defense Commissary Agency Construction Program
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This is our report on the funding of the operational costs of the Defense Commissary Agency DeCA design and construction program. Operational costs include costs for contractual support, construction supervision, inspection, overhead, and project management. The DeCA constructed or renovated 55 commissaries between October 1992 and January 1996 at a cost of about 368.5 million. As of February 1996, DeCA had 20 projects, valued at 148.9 million, under construction. It plans to construct or upgrade 49 commissaries between FY 1996 and FY 1998 at a cost of about 33 1.3 million. Commissary construction and upgrade costs are paid from the Commissary Surcharge Collections Fund that is continually replenished by charging commissary patrons a 5-percent surcharge on their purchases. In September 1994, DeCA published its goals and objectives in a five year strategic plan. Two of the goals of the FY 1994 to FY 1998 plan include maximizing customer satisfaction and enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of commissary operations at all levels. To achieve the goals, DeCA plans to improve customer service at the commissary level and reduce appropriated support funding.
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