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Air Force Personnel Research: Recommendations for Improved Alignment

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Technical Report

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RAND Corporation -Project AIR FORCE Santa Monica United States

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In 2009, Air Force Force Management Division AFA1PF asked the RAND Corporation for assistance in identifying whether the existing personnel research efforts were meeting the broader Air Forces personnel research needs. In response, RAND Project Air Force conducted a series of interviews with key personnel in the Air Force to identify the organizations involved in personnel-related research efforts. Informed by the findings, the RAND team suggested several ways to improve the organizational structure to reduce duplication and help streamline the work. In 2011, the RAND team reported its recommendations for realignment to Air Force leadership in a draft report summarizing the state of the relevant organizations as of 2010. This report publishes those findings. Although the organizations and their structures may have changed since the report was produced in early 2012 to include merging of the Air Force Manpower Agency and Air Force Personnel Center, many of the findings and core recommendations of this work still stand.

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