Understanding Organizational Commitment and Satisfaction of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Associates
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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This study focused on the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of civil service workers employed at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command TACOM located in Warren, Michigan. TACOM employs 6,739 employees in Warren with a wide range of acquisition skills. The purpose of this study is to compare the levels of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics ATL associates at TACOM hired within the last five years, with and without private industry experience. This mixed method research study examined the factors that correlated to job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and identified potential new factors that may be important to the ATL workforce. Maslows 1954 motivational theory, the factors of Relevance or Meaning of the Job, Growth and Development Opportunities, Supervisor SupportSatisfaction, Feelings Toward Co-Workers, Job Security, Pay, and Benefits, provided the theoretical framework for the study. Because job satisfaction and organizational commitment are critical to retaining employees, understanding the factors that contribute to satisfaction and commitment provides the foundation for effective retention policies.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations