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Author Connor, Kathryn, author.

Title Sustaining service members and their families : exploring opportunities for efficiency and joint provision of services using nonappropriated funds / Kathryn Connor, Carra S. Sims, Rianne Laureijs, Jaime L. Hastings, Kristin Van Abel, Kayla M. Williams, Michael Schwille.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 102 pages) : color charts.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Research report ; RR-1175-OSD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1175-OSD.
Note "May 31, 2016"--Table of contents page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-102).
Contents Preface -- Figures and Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- . 1. Introduction: Study Purpose and Focus -- Organization of the Report -- 2. Program Area Descriptions: NAF Accounting and NAF Employee Benefits: NAF Accounting -- NAF Employee Benefits -- 3. Eight Guidelines for Managing Change: Insight from Expert Literature and Case Studies: Organizational Change Literature -- Eight Guidelines for Organizational Change -- Case Studies Demonstrating Eight Change-Management Guidelines -- Lessons Learned from Case Studies -- 4. Managing Change: Analysis and Ways Forward for NAF Accounting and NAF Employee Benefits: Applying the Eight Guidelines: NAF Accounting -- Applying the Eight Guidelines: NAF Employee Benefits -- 5. NAF Accounting Consolidation: Cost Analysis and Results: NAF Accounting: Goals and Courses of Action -- Approach to Cost Estimation -- Data Collection -- Methodology -- Analysis -- Results: Costs and Savings for NAF Accounting RIE Courses of Action -- 6. NAF Employee Benefits Efficiency: Cost Analysis and Results: NAF Employee Benefits: Setting Coordination Goals -- Approach to Cost Estimation -- Data Sources -- Methodology -- Results of Cost Estimation for NAF Employee Benefits RIE Recommendations -- Total Costs for NAF Employee Benefits RIE Recommendations -- 7. Conclusions and Recommendations: Accounting -- Benefits Recommendations -- APPENDIXES: A. Semistructured Discussion Guide -- B. NAF Employee Benefits Data Gathering -- C. Background Information for Case Studies -- D. NAF Accounting Cost Detail -- References.
1. Introduction -- 2. Program area descriptions: NAF accounting and NAF employee benefits -- 3. Eight guidelines for managing change: insight from expert literature and case studies -- 4. Managing change: analysis and ways forward for NAF accounting and NAF employee benefits -- 5. NAF accounting consolidation: cost analysis and results -- 6. NAF employee benefits efficiency: cost analysis and results -- 7. Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A. Semistructured discussion guide -- Appendix B. NAF employee benefits data gathering -- Appendix C. Background information for case studies -- Appendix D. NAF accounting cost detail.
Summary "The Department of Defense (DoD) routinely seeks ways to become more efficient and reduce costs. Each military service provides its members and their families with a wide range of services supported by resources that are paid for using congressionally appropriated funding (APF), nonappropriated funding (NAF), or a combination thereof. DoD was interested in determining whether any administrative NAF activities could be consolidated -- and, if so, whether consolidation would save costs. DoD created a task force to explore these issues and identified several areas for improvement, ranging from contracting to information technology. DoD Military Community and Family Policy asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to review the work of the task force and provide an independent assessment of specific recommendations. In collaboration with the sponsor, RAND provided intensive analysis of recommendations in two areas for improvement that the task force identified. Researchers determined that application of consolidation could achieve improvement and savings in some NAF accounting activities, but that there is considerably less potential in the case of NAF employee benefits"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed June 2, 2016).
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Defense -- Personnel management.
United States. Department of Defense (OCoLC)fst01852447
United States -- Armed Forces -- Cost effectiveness.
Soldiers -- Services for -- Costs.
Families of military personnel -- Services for -- Costs.
Organizational change -- Management.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Treaties.
Armed Forces -- Cost effectiveness (OCoLC)fst01351759
Expenditures, Public (OCoLC)fst00918345
Organizational change -- Management (OCoLC)fst01047838
Personnel management (OCoLC)fst01058797
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), publisher, issuing body.
Added Title Exploring Opportunities for Efficiency and Joint Provision of Services Using Nonappropriated Funds
ISBN 9780833095794 (electronic bk.)
083309579X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061153458
GBVCP 1008666904

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