Coast Guard: Enhancements Needed to Strengthen Marine Inspection Workforce Planning Efforts, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Highlights: "The Coast Guard serves as the principal federal agency responsible for marine safety. A key element of this mission is the marine inspection program, which employs marine inspectors to conduct vessel inspections. However, for decades, the program has faced challenges maintaining an adequate staff of experienced marine safety personnel. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review marine inspection workforce issues. This report examines the extent to which the Coast Guard has (1) assessed its marine inspection workforce needs and (2) addressed these needs."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/