Evaluation of the Targeted Enlistment Bonus (TEB) for Nuclear Field Recruits
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL PLANNING MANPOWER AND LOGISTICS DIV
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This research memorandum contains the last of three evaluations of the Targeted Enlistment Bonus TEB for Nuclear Field recruits. The TEB differs from previous enlistment bonuses by varying the bonus amounts according to the season a recruit begins active duty. Historically, Nuclear Field accessions have been characterized by a seasonal surge in the summer months, reflecting the presence of many Nuclear Field recruits for beginning service shortly after obtaining a high school diploma. The TEB is designed to assist recruiters in achieving a more level flow of accessions during the year. It was tested during the 18-month period from October 1985 through March 1987. For the evaluation, Nuclear Field recruits during this period are compared to those of previous years in terms of the phasing of accessions and enlistment contracts, and indicators of recruit quality. Savings associated with the TEB experiment are calculated, and implications for potential changes in the TEB are drawn. Keywords DEP Delayed Entry Program.
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