Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (5th). Volume 3. Special and Incentive Pays.
Rept. for 1 Oct 82-30 Jun 84.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Although each pay was judged on its own merit, a basic, uniform analytical approach was used in the review to the numerous special nd incentive pays. First, it was studied to determine if the pay is necessary for the Uniformed Services to attract and retain quality personnel in sufficient numbers to meet their needs or, in some cases, to provide the proper recognition for an unusual aspect of the duties. Second, the rates of each pay were examined to ascertain if they were properly structured and set at the levels necessary to affect the desired behavior or to provide the proper recognition. The manner in which these two issues were addressed varied in accordance which the amount historical data available, the time since the last adjustment to its rates or its eligibility requirements and the existence of private-sector competition for the same manpower resource. Some pays, such as Selective Reenlistment Bonuses, lended themselves to highly sophisticated, statistical analysis techniques, while others, such as Leprosarium Duty Pay, dictated a more intuitive approach. The volume contains a compilation of the legislative histories of each of the pays, a detailed description of the analytical approach employed, and a comprehensive discussion of the groups findings and recommendations for change, when the findings so dictated. The information in this volume is presented in such a manner that it is understandable to the average reader yet technically correct and highly revealing to the econometrician.
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