Accession Number : ADA324585

Title :   Cost Analysis of the Army Career and Alumni Program's (ACAP) Transition Assistance Office (TAO) Services.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 95-Apr 96,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Statman, Mary A. ; Gribben, Monica A. ; Hogan, Paul F. ; Dall, Timothy M.

PDF Url : ADA324585

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : The objective of the study was to assess the effects on operational costs and program efficiency and effectiveness of outsourcing the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) transition assistance services and consolidating them with job assistance services. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ACAP personnel at a sample of field offices to obtain information about the major transition and job assistance functions. Cost estimates of government- and contractor-provided services were also compared. The major finding was that the separate provision of transition and job assistance services is inefficient for the soldier, the unit, and ACAP. We concluded that outsourcing the transition assistance functions to a private contractor and consolidating them with the job assistance functions will reduce ACAP's operational costs and improve the efficiency of the program. The findings can be used by ACAP and other military decision makers to assess the feasibility of outsourcing and to assist in planning and implementing a privatization effort.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *TRANSITIONS, FUNCTIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DECISION MAKING, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMPARISON, CONTRACTORS, COST ESTIMATES, EFFICIENCY, CAREERS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE