Accession Number:

ADA592310

Title:

Do Bonuses Affect Enlistment and Reenlistment?

Descriptive Note:

Research brief

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Between 2000 and 2008, the Department of Defense DoD budget for enlistment and reenlistment bonuses increased substantially, from 266 million to 625 million for enlistment bonuses and from 891 million to 1.4 billion for selective reenlistment bonuses all figures are in 2008 dollars. These increases raised questions in Congress and at the Government Accountability Office about the scope and efficacy of bonuses. Congress directed DoD to provide information on the number and average amounts of bonuses and on metrics of bonus performance. DoD requested that the RAND National Defense Research Institute NDRI conduct analyses enabling a response to the congressional mandate.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE