Accession Number : ADP002834

Title :   Employment Changes Resulting from the Award of Contracts in Labor Surplus Areas,


Personal Author(s) : Robinson,D. ; Gill,D.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Until 1981, the Department of Defense (DoD), as a result of amendments to their annual Appropriations Acts (known as the Maybank Amendment), had been prohibited from setting aside procurement contracts for award in labor surplus areas (LSAs) in order to relieve economic dislocations. In 1981 a coalition of Northeast and Midwest Congressmen succeeded in having the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) test a modification to the Maybank Amendment and measure the local employment effects of increasing DLA contract awards in LSAs. In order to assure reasonably accurate predictions of employment impacts due to the DLA Maybank Test, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory developed a computer-assisted regional economic impact model (called the DLA Employment Impact System) to assist DLA with their Congressional requirement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Contract administration, Management planning and control, Employment, Personnel management, Impact, Computer aided diagnosis, Allocations, Acquisition, Economics, Labor, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE