Researchers created a prototype tool using data from the Full Cost of Manpower model to help manpower decisionmakers produce consistent and repeatable cost estimations to understand the budget implications of alternative total force mixes.
Mar 31, 2021
Public Employee Retention Responses to Alternative Retirement Plan Design: South Carolina Teachers and State Public Employees
Models retention of public sector workers in South Carolina under current policy and designs a tool that can be applied to plan design proposals being considered by policymakers.
Mar 22, 2021
An Empirical Assessment of the U.S. Army's Enlistment Waiver Policies: An Examination in Light of Emerging Societal Trends in Behavioral Health and the Legalization of Marijuana
This report documents an analysis of the performance of U.S. Army recruits who receive waivers, as well as those with a documented history of marijuana, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, or anxiety.
Mar 11, 2021
Improving Strategic Resource Management in the Air Force Recruiting Enterprise: Challenges and Next Steps for Policymakers
The Air Force applies multiple recruiting resources to meet its goal of roughly 30,000 new enlistment contracts annually. The authors describe the data needed to determine how these recruiting resources affect enlistments.
Sep 17, 2020
General and Flag Officer Costs: Annual Cost Estimates for General and Flag Officers and Supporting Personnel
Researchers estimate average annual total costs of typical general and flag officers (G/FOs) as well as the annual total costs of specific G/FO positions in support of the Secretary of Defense's congressional reporting requirement.
Jan 23, 2020
The authors evaluate the impact of the U.S. Department of Defense's My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship program, which provides tuition assistance to military spouses for education and training, on the retention of military personnel.
Aug 23, 2019
Predicting Retention Behavior: Ex Ante Prediction and Ex Post Realization of a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Offer
Estimates a dynamic structural model of Chicago Public School teacher retention and made ex ante predictions of the number of teachers willing to take the voluntary retirement incentive and the VRI policy cost relative to the baseline of no VRI.
May 23, 2019
The U.S. Army recognizes that the recruiting environment has a significant impact on its ability to recruit. This report presents a forecasting model that measures recruiting difficulty to forecast a difficult or easy recruiting environment.
Mar 13, 2019
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarships are intended to help military spouses with education and employment. This report evaluates MyCAA use, employment and earnings of eligible spouses, and service continuation of their service members.
Nov 29, 2018
Early Evidence from the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship for Military Spouses: Work, Earnings, and Retention
My Career Advancement Account Scholarships are intended to help military spouses with education and employment. The percentage of eligible spouses working declined over time, but users were more likely than nonusers to be working two years later.
Nov 29, 2018
Resources Required to Meet the U.S. Army's Enlisted Recruiting Requirements Under Alternative Recruiting Goals, Conditions, and Eligibility Policies
The project sought to enhance efficient use of Army recruiting resources and policies by optimizing required resource levels and mix to support recruiting under varying recruiting requirements and environments and recruit eligibility policies.
Jul 12, 2018
Using the Person-Event Data Environment for Military Personnel Research in the Department of Defense: An Evaluation of Capability and Potential Uses
Researchers seek to determine whether RAND's federally funded research and development centers can effectively use the Person-Event Data Environment (PDE) to support manpower and personnel research and identify potential improvements to the PDE.
Jul 6, 2018
Exploring Voluntary Retirement Incentives for Teachers: Effects on Retention and Cost in Chicago Public Schools
Uses a dynamic model of teacher retention behavior to predict the number of Chicago Public Schools teachers willing to accept voluntary retirement incentive and retire.
May 22, 2018
Teacher Pension Workshop: Connecting Evidence-Based Research to Pension Reform: Incentivizing Retirement: An Analysis of Cash Retirement Incentives for Chicago Teachers
Presentation by David Knapp to the Teacher Pension Workshop at the RAND Corporation on March 8-9, 2018.
Apr 19, 2018
Considers the implications of divorce on retirement security.
Mar 5, 2018
An Enhanced Capability to Model How Compensation Policy Affects U.S. Department of Defense Civil Service Retention and Cost
Researchers extend RAND's dynamic retention model for Defense Department civil service workers, add costing capability, and simulate the effects of mandating workers to pay a larger share of contributions into the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Dec 6, 2016
Workforce Downsizing and Restructuring in the Department of Defense: The Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Program Versus Involuntary Separation
Assesses the cost-effectiveness for the U.S. Department of Defense of using incentives for voluntary separations, together with or instead of imposing involuntary separations, to reduce the size of its civilian workforce.
Oct 13, 2016
RAND researchers developed a dynamic retention model to estimate and analyze the relationship between different retirement benefit policies and retention over the career of Chicago public school teachers.
May 2, 2016
The authors develop and estimate a stochastic dynamic programming model to analyze the relationship between compensation, including retirement benefits, and retention over the career of Chicago public school teachers.
May 2, 2016