Accession Number : ADA130560

Title :   Balancing Accession and Retention. Cost and Productivity Tradeoffs.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Balis,Ellen

PDF Url : ADA130560

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : In this paper the author uses a rating-specific model that incorporates both cost and productivity data to find the most efficient balance of accession and retention. She finds that increasing retention by raising Zone A bonus payments is cost-effective. Additional monies budgeted for bonus payments and second-term pay are more than offset by reductions in recruiting and training costs and first-term pay. Alternatively, holding costs at current levels, it is found that increasing retention leads to a more productive force.

Descriptors :   *Cost effectiveness, *Cost models, Costs, Productivity, Reenlistment, Personnel retention, Mathematical models, Tables(Data), Optimization, Policies, Navy

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE