ERIC Number: ED120482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
Improvements Needed in Determining Skill-Training Requirements. Department of the Army.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
A report from the United States General Accounting Office regarding the Army's skill training program for enlisted personnel is presented. The Army develops its training program twice a year, determining training requirements for the following year through personnel inventory, analysis model, and manpower program data. These methods were found not to accurately reflect Army requirements for each skill specialty, and recruiter contracting practices often committed the Army, in advance, to train enlisted personnel in specific skills which were overstaffed and had no valid training requirements. Present training program practices could cause the Army to train over 5,900 personnel in excess of requirements in some specialties, at a cost of $20 million, while not training enough people in other skill areas. It is recommended that the Army improve its methodology for determining skill-training rates, minimize overcommitments in more easily filled skills by constraining recruiters, and promptly renegotiate contracts in skills with fiscal year 1976 recruiting overcommitments. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.