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Health Professions Officer Special Pay Study HPOSPS
Final rept. Jan 2013-Dec 2014
CENTER FOR ARMY ANALYSIS FORT BELVOIR VA
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As a force management tool, Health Professions Officer HPO Special Pay HPOSP influences Soldiers career decisions. Although the Office of the Surgeon General OTSG manages the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution PPBE process for HPOSP, several stakeholders across the Headquarters, Department of the Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense also have authority over steps in the PPBE process. Late in the fiscal year of HPOSP execution, obligated funds may exceed available allocated funds both because disbursement errors compound through the year and because stakeholders did not come to consensus earlier in the programming process. The study team recommended three improvements to the PPBE process incorporating measurable force sustainment into the programming process, formalizing a lag between HPO contract submission and execution to identify obligated HPOSP earlier, and resolving HPOSP disbursements against the spend plan each month. The study team provided a tool in Microsoft Excel to support HPOSP Programming by measuring HPO force sustainment health and suggesting sustainment impact of each type of HPOSP.
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