RESERVE FORCES: DOD Actions Needed to Better Manage Relations between Reservists and Their Employers
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Concerned that frequent or long deployments could adversely affect recruiting and retention in the reserves, GAO was asked to study the issues and challenges surrounding the increased use of reserve forces. In particular, the need for the DOD to pay special attention to reservists civilian careers and other responsibilities to ensure the long-term health of the reserves. This report discusses 1 how increases in military operations have affected operational tempos of the reserve components and individual reservists and 2 relations between reservists and their civilian employers, focusing specifically on the Defense departments outreach efforts designed to improve these important relationships.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations