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A policy analysis of reserve retirement reform

Beth J Asch James R Hosek; Michael G. Mattock 1961-; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.) 2013

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  • Title:
    A policy analysis of reserve retirement reform
  • Author: Beth J Asch
  • James R Hosek; Michael G. Mattock 1961-; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Subjects: Military pensions -- Law and legislation -- United States; United States -- Armed Forces -- Reserves -- Pay, allowances, etc. -- Evaluation; United States; Electronic books
  • Description: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; CHAPTER TWO: Model, Data, and Estimates; Model; Reserve Decisionmaking; Active Decisionmaking; Model to Estimation; Data; Work Experience File Data; Basic Pay, Regular Military Compensation, and Retirement Benefits; Civilian Earnings; Estimation; Approach to Simulation; Simulation of Cost; Model Fit; CHAPTER THREE: Analysis of Congressional Proposals; Across-the-Board Pay Raise; Effects of Force Management; Effect on Active Retention
    Effect on Participation in the ReservesEffect on Reserve Retirement Rates and Reserve Force Size; Effects on Cost; Summary; CHAPTER FOUR: Reserve Retirement Reform: Discussion of Broader Issues; Equity; Age of Pension Receipt; Pro Rata Years of Service; Basic Pay; Discussion; Recognition of More-Frequent and Longer Deployments; Ensuring an Adequate Supply of Reservists; Retention and Sorting; Reserve Retirement and Force-Shaping in Today's Reserves; Flexible Personnel Management; Cost-Effectiveness; CHAPTER FIVE: Reserve Retirement in the Context of Active-Duty Retirement Reform
    An Overview of Past Proposals to Reform Active RetirementCost; Equity; Civilian Comparability; Force-Management Flexibility; Selective Retention; Relevance of Proposals to Reserve Retirement Reform; CHAPTER SIX: Implementation and Obstacles to Reform; An Outline of a Theory of Successful Reform; Applying the Theory to Military Retirement Reform; A Case Study of Successful Reform: The Federal Employees Retirement System; CHAPTER SEVEN: A Case Study of Successful Reform: The Federal Employees Retirement System; APPENDIXES; A. The Reserve and Active-Duty Retirement Systems
    B. The Active/Reserve Dynamic Retention ModelC. Cholesky Decomposition and the Parameter Estimates; D. Theory of Successful Reform; Bibliography
    As the defense burden borne by reserve forces has increased, more attention has been paid to differences between retirement systems for the reserve and active components. This report analyzes the systems, discusses the importance of structuring compensation to enable management flexibility, considers obstacles and how they might be overcome, and provides a quantitative assessment of the reserve retention and cost effects of possible proposals.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica : RAND
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Format: 1 online resource (135 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8330-7812-7
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991003060535503381$$I01TRAILS_CARROLL
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911602997503366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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