Accession Number : ADA300066

Title :   A Comparative Analysis of Maintenance Costs for Navy and Privately Owned Housing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Prince, Timothy J.

PDF Url : ADA300066

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This thesis examines the cost of maintaining Navy family housing at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. It compares the maintenance costs of Navy housing with equivalent costs in the private sector to determine if Navy housing is maintained at the lowest reasonable cost. Actual maintenance cost data for 890 Navy housing units and 335 private units were obtained for the most recent year. The study concludes that Navy housing costs more to maintain than does comparable private sector housing on the Monterey Peninsula. These higher costs are attributed to various Navy policies, as well as to efficiency differences between the Navy and the private sector. Recommendations to reduce the maintenance costs of Navy family housing are provided. These recommendations include modifying some Navy policies (such as painting and pest control) and privatizing the entire housing maintenance function.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *FAMILY MEMBERS, *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, THESES, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, CALIFORNIA, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, NAVAL BUDGETS, LAND USE, PEST CONTROL, LIVING STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE