A Review of the Air Force Bonus Pay System and an Investigation of a Proposed Scientist/Engineer Bonus Pay System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis is a review of the Air Force bonus pay system and a study of a proposed 15,000 retention bonus for Air Force officer scientists and engineers. The literature has shown that bonuses given to medical and certain enlisted personnel have significantly increased retention rates. With this knowledge the researcher surveyed Air Force officer scientists and engineers SEs to determine the effect of a 15,000 bonus. The respondents on a average would be willing to incur an additional three year commitment to receive this bonus. Those respondents who were undecided or answered probably no to a career intent question averaged 3.5 years additional commitment. Those officers who answered definitely no to the career intent question were not as effected by the bonus average commitment willing to incur was only 1.4 years. Author
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