Accession Number : ADA111756

Title :   Coast Guard Compensation Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sooy,Gary K

PDF Url : ADA111756

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This thesis analyses the perferences of active duty Coast Guard personnel concerning the following areas of compensation - housing, government messing facilities, the commissary/exchange system, and medical care. Attitudes concerning a possible conversion from the present pay system to a salary system or a cafeteria-style compensation plan are also obtained. Data was provided by two survey documents. The first survey was administered service-wide in January 1980 to ascertain the housing situation. The second survey, which addressed the other areas of compensation under consideration, was distributed to a sample of 800 active duty personnel selected at random from the entire service. Results indicate a widespread desire for changes in the service's compensation system. As a whole, respondents desire more flexibility in the pay system to accommodate individual preferences for compensation in each area that was analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fringe benefits, *Compensation, *Coast Guard, *Military personnel, Housing(Dwellings), Salaries, Medical services, Military facilities, Attitudes(Psychology), Dining halls, Active duty, Theses, Surveys, Questionnaires, Public opinion

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE