Accession Number:

ADA604876

Title:

Potential Savings from Substituting Civilians for Military Personnel (Presentation)

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work is to identify areas in which it may be efficient to substitute some civilian personnel for military, provide rough estimates of potential savings, and consider impediments to substitution. There has been pressure to cut civilian staff in DoD, some of it incorporated into legislation. DoD policy states that inherently governmental functions that are not military essential should be carried out by the most efficient performer. DoDs instruction on full costing of personnel indicates that civilian personnel are generally less expensive that equivalent military. Here we look at several occupational areas in varying levels of detail medical, cyber, central training, installation support, personnel administration, and departmental management. Substantial savings appear possible. The pressure to reduce civilian staffing appears misguided.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE