Human Capital: DOD Should Fully Develop Its Civilian Strategic Workforce Plan to Aid Decision Makers
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Strategic workforce planning can help DOD determine whether it has the civilian personnel with the necessary skills and competencies to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities, including mission essential combat-support functions, such as logistics and maintenance, that traditionally have been performed by uniformed military personnel. In 2006, Congress enacted a requirement for DOD to produce strategic workforce plans, and GAO first reported on DODs plans in 2008. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 mandates that GAO report to Congress on these plans. GAO evaluated the extent to which 1 DODs Fiscal Year 2013-2018 Strategic Workforce Plan addressed statutory requirements and 2 DODs plan is consistent with key strategic workforce-planning principles. GAO examined DODs Fiscal Year 2013- 2018 Strategic Workforce Plan and associated documents, relevant legislation, and key strategic workforce-planning principles, and interviewed officials from across the department involved in producing the plan.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations