Accession Number : ADA306115

Title :   A Comparison of Equitable Per Diem Policies for Units Deployed to U.S. Bases.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Limberg, Daniel B.

PDF Url : ADA306115

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This thesis addresses the per diem funding requirements for units deployed to U.S. bases, Three alternative programs are compared: (1) the current Lodgings Plus policy, (2) AIRPAC's Smart TAD test, and (3) the DoD Task Force to Reengineer Travel recommendation to provide rations in kind. The impacts of these three alternatives on the Type Commanders, travelers, messing facilities, and MWR activities are examined to ensure that the missions can be accomplished while maintaining a high quality of life for the travelers. The primary areas evaluated are galley operations, missed meal reimbursement, and MWR compensation. Findings include that savings can be achieved by adopting the Rations In Kind policy, while still maintaining a high quality of life for the travelers. With the reduction in the DoN budget, some action is required to bridge the predicted shortfall between available fluiding and the budget needed to fully support the travel requirements. This study recommends that AIRPAC's Smart TAD test be modified and expanded to ensure that travel funds are available to support future operational commitments and readiness.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *SHELTERS, *MEALS, *TRAVEL, *NAVAL BUDGETS, *COMPENSATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, TASK FORCES, MODIFICATION, MORALE, THESES, QUALITY CONTROL, EXPANSION, MILITARY COMMANDERS, RATIONS, RECREATION, SOCIAL WELFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE