Accession Number : ADA331025

Title :   DoD Outsourcing; How Civil Service Employees Fare.

Descriptive Note : Research brief.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA331025

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : According to a 1995 report by the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to employ at least 250,000 civil service workers in commercial activities that could be operated more cheaply if outsourced. Part of the reason for this situation is that certain executive and legislative directives overlap and sometimes conflict, with the former tending to favor outsourcing and the latter tending not to. Despite these problems, there is growing evidence that the tempo of outsourcing will significantly pick up in the future, driven by Congressional Budget Office and Center for Naval Analyses findings that outsourcing can reduce the cost of commercial activities by about a third. In light of this trend, RAND researchers sought to answer two questions: What factors affect the competitiveness of civil service employees in the cost-comparison process used to evaluate outsourcing possibilities; and what are the impacts of past and future outsourcings on civil service employees?

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COST ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, SAVINGS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE