Defense Workforce: DOD Needs to Assess Its Use of Term and Temporary Appointments, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 889KB]
From the Highlights: "DOD employs term and temporary personnel as a part of its overall civilian workforce. Recently, DOD extended the maximum duration of term appointments to 8 years with further extensions considered on a case-by-case basis, and temporary appointments to 3 years. House Report 116-120 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review DOD's use of term and temporary hiring authorities. GAO's report (1) identifies changes in the number of DOD term and temporary personnel from fiscal years 2016 through 2019, and (2) assesses the extent to which DOD modified term and temporary appointments and completed and submitted a statutorily required report assessing those modifications."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/