Accession Number : ADA267558


Title :   Early Separation Incentives: An Analysis of Survey Data and Reenlistment Decision-Making Models


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 92,


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC


Personal Author(s) : Sherman, Mitchell


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267558.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : To reduce the military personnel force, soldiers are being offered incentives for early separation: the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI, annual payments) and the Special Separation Benefit (SSB, a lump sum). Using the framework of occupational decision making, this research examined soldiers' responses to the incentives and identified factors affecting soldiers' decisions about separating. The analyses use data from the Survey of Total Army Military Personnel (STAMP), which was mailed to 51,000 active and reserve soldiers after Operation Desert Shield/Storm. STAMP surveyed morale, organizational commitment, leadership, training, career plans, adequacy of mobilization, and reactions to personnel policies such as VSI. Because STAMP covered many topics, the data supported assessment of soldiers' reactions to separation incentives and of their responses to variables in the Annualized Cost of Leaving (ACOL) models. Correlations between a separation incentive and ACOL variables were examined to evaluate alternative Army reenlistment models.... Separation incentives, Annualized Cost of Leaving(ACOL), Career decisions, Retention, Army


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *SEPARATION , *REENLISTMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , POLICIES , DECISION MAKING , MOBILIZATION , CAREERS , CORRELATION , RESPONSE , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , BENEFITS , ARMY , PERSONNEL , OPERATION , SURVEYS , COSTS , MORALE , LEADERSHIP , MODELS , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE