Accession Number : AD1029758

Title :   Workforce Retention Study in Support of the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Human Capital Management Strategy

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Fore,Richard ; Hacker,Kelly ; Reedy,Michael ; Sanchez-Vahamonde,Kristi ; Whelan,Sean

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 205

Abstract : In Fiscal Year 15, the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) experienced an attrition rate of 10.4% of its civilian workforce. Without mitigation, the current employee turnover could result in a loss of organizational knowledge, reduction in the number of highly skilled test center employees, and a failure for ATC to meet mission objectives, namely the execution of rigorous testing to support Department of Defense acquisition programs. A Workforce Retention Study (WRS) was conducted to analyze and address current ATC attrition trends and to provide recommendations on strategies to improve retention. To determine the most suitable recommendations, the WRS Research Team conducted a comprehensive literature review and collected data from existing sources. In addition, surveys were designed and deployed to current and former ATC employees to collect data regarding job satisfaction, motivation, demographics, leadership, suggestions for improvement, and future plans.

Descriptors :   human resources , personnel management , management personnel , attrition , personnel retention , test and evaluation , job satisfaction , leadership training , administrative personnel , department of defense , literature surveys , personnel development , acquisition , education

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE