The Nuclear-Trained Petty Officer Continuation Bonus: First Year's Experience-Executive Summary
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The report is an executive summary of R-1519-ARPA, the response of the Navys Nuclear-Trained Enlisted Force to a special continuation bonus, enacted by Congress in 1972 to forestall an expected shortage of supervisors. The Nuclear-Trained Petty Officer Continuation Bonus, payable to reenlistees with six to ten years completed service, accumulates to more than 12,000 over the reenlistment term. Findings indicate that 1 the overall reenlistment rate for NTPOs with six to nine years service has more than doubled between pre- bonus and bonus periods 2 the reenlistment rate at six years shows the smallest improvement 3 the NTPO-CB has been responsible for 862 additional man-years 4 from FY1974 to FY1978, the bonus is projected to result in 900 additional reenlistments and 5 total additional costs per additional man decline steadily over the projection period.
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