Accession Number : ADA324833

Title :   Military Retirement Plan Survey. Volume I: Text; Appendixes A-D,

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Sara L. ; Lovely, Robin ; Johnson, Roger

PDF Url : ADA324833

Report Date : 30 NOV 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : In preparation of the alteration of the Uniform Services Retirement Benefit Act pending before Congress, a survey study was conducted to estimate influences that exist amongst Uniform Services enlisted personnel and officers which might determine who would select what retirement system. Survey data were collected and in brief the findings were: (1) Those personnel likely to select the proposed system or be indecisive tended to have <10 years of service at this time. As well they would also expect to serve less than 20 years. (2) Of all the four services, the Army personnel with <10 years of service found the proposed system the most attractive whereas the Navy appeared the least likely among these non-careerists. (3) The trends which emerged from the demographic differentials were: the number of dependents and whether a person had a working spouse. Many of the other differentials such as education, ethnicity, etc. did not stand out.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *RETIREMENT, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, CONGRESS, DEMOGRAPHY, FAMILY MEMBERS, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE