TITLE

Military Personnel: Systematic Analyses Needed to Monitor Retention in Key Careers and Occupations: NSIAD-00-60

PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
GAO Reports;3/7/2000, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although concerns about military retention problems have increased considerably in recent years, few studies have been done to systematically assess whether reductions in retention have occurred in all of the military services, whether across-the-board or targeted policy initiatives are needed, and whether the initiatives have been effective and yielded the greatest return on investment. Recent efforts by the Defense Department to establish standard data and measures and to monitor retention trends have begun to fill this information gap. However, GAO believes that further systematic assessments of military retention are needed on a systematic basis to help ensure that accurate and timely information is available to Congress. Having such information available on a regular basis can help decisionmakers to identify problems early on and tailor policy initiatives to areas that need it the most.
ACCESSION #
18208057

 

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