ERIC Number: ED307970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Corps Child Care: User Fee Increases at Parris Island and Beaufort Installations. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report describes ways in which appropriated and nonappropriated funds were used to support morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) activities, which include child care, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, and the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina. In addition, the report provides information on child care center user fee income and reviews the circumstances concerning user fee increases at these two installations. Of particular concern to the Congressional requesters was the issue of why user fees increased during 1988 and why rates at the installations (located about 10 miles apart) differed by as much as 37% on October 1, 1988. After a summarizing letter to the requesting chairperson, Appendix I discusses in detail the information obtained on MWR funding and income, factors affecting user fee decisions, and issues related to child care funding. Appendix II lists by category MWR recreation activities supported by the two installations. Appendix III identifies major contributors to the report. (RH)
Descriptors: Costs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Fees, Financial Support, Military Personnel, Recreational Activities, Social Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, Post Office Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each, orders must be prepaid by cash or by check or money order made out to the Superintendent of Documents).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.