A Comparative Analysis of Maintenance Costs for Navy and Privately Owned Housing.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the cost of maintaining Navy family housing at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. It compares the maintenance costs of Navy housing with equivalent costs in the private sector to determine if Navy housing is maintained at the lowest reasonable cost. Actual maintenance cost data for 890 Navy housing units and 335 private units were obtained for the most recent year. The study concludes that Navy housing costs more to maintain than does comparable private sector housing on the Monterey Peninsula. These higher costs are attributed to various Navy policies, as well as to efficiency differences between the Navy and the private sector. Recommendations to reduce the maintenance costs of Navy family housing are provided. These recommendations include modifying some Navy policies such as painting and pest control and privatizing the entire housing maintenance function.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology