The Effects of Personnel Policies on the Retention of Service Couples
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The effects of personnel policies on the retention of service couples, servicemembers married to other members, were studied to determine what factors most cause one or both members to leave the military service and to recommend solutions to increase satisfaction and retention. A survey was mailed to 2,000 service couples 821 responses were analyzed using the computerized Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS. The three major reasons for leaving the military service were inability to co-locate with the spouse, separation from family, and better civilian job. An additional issue of major importance was the requirement for child care. number of inequities were found in the treatment of service couples as opposed to members married to civilians on the issues of BAQ, FSA, and dependency. It was concluded that better detailer support of service couples, the correction of some policy inequities and confusion, and improvement in child care availability would make a dramatic impact on the retention of service couples.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations