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Building a personnel support agenda : goals, analysis framework, and data requirements
Buddin, Richard J., 1951-
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Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [1998]

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xxvi, 113 pages ; 23 cm
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"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Defense Research Institute."
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UB323 .B773 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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US armed forces - military life operational readings, personal management.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xi
Summaryp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Acronymsp. xxv
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Scope and Rationale for Personnel Supportp. 1
Changing Military Environmentp. 4
Force Restructuring and Base Closuresp. 4
Mission Changesp. 4
Changing Demographicsp. 4
Housing Policyp. 5
Purpose and Approach of This Studyp. 5
Chapter 2 Goals of the Personnel Support Programp. 7
Defining Institutional Goalsp. 8
Readiness or Business Objectivesp. 8
Stewardship Objectivesp. 10
Linking Institutional Goals to Operational Realitiesp. 11
Implementing Goals Across Bases: Equity Versus Flexibilityp. 13
Profitability is Not a Goal of the Systemp. 15
Recommendations for Clarifying Goalsp. 19
Chapter 3 Analysis Frameworkp. 21
Nonwage Benefit Approachp. 22
Tax Advantagesp. 22
Economies of Scalep. 23
Minimizing Turnover Costsp. 26
Screeningp. 27
Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonwage Benefit Approachp. 28
Compensating Wage Differentials Approachp. 28
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Compensating Wage Differential Approachp. 29
Individual Well-Being Approachp. 30
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Well-Being Approachp. 32
Community Environment Approachp. 33
Retention and Program Use Approachp. 36
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Retention and Program Use Approachp. 39
Blending the Research Approaches Togetherp. 39
Chapter 4 Data Requirementsp. 43
Member Well-Beingp. 44
Program Usep. 48
Community and Family Support Programsp. 50
MWR Programsp. 64
Developing Better Measures of Program Usep. 75
Local Program Spending and Workloadsp. 76
Unified Base Accounting Systemp. 76
Program Availability and Workloadsp. 78
Local Conditionsp. 78
Problems with Collecting Local Base Informationp. 79
Chapter 5 Conclusions and Directions for Future Researchp. 81
Appendix Cox Regression Results for Program Usep. 83
Referencesp. 109