Do Bonuses Affect Enlistment and Reenlistment?
RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations