USMC voluntary separation incentive and special separation benefit: who's leaving? A focus on quality.
Hemleben, John Frederick
Roberts, Benjamin J.
MetadataShow full item record
An attempt was made to determine what categories of Marines took the fiscal year 1992 (FY92) Voluntary Separation Incentive/Special Separation Benefit (VSI/SSB) programs. This thesis has the specific focus of determining whether quality Marines have been unintentionally targeted by the VSI/SSB policy. Data taken from the Headquarters Master File (HMF) and from the Performance Evaluation System, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC) were used for multivariate econometric modeling and bivariate data profiling. Variables created from the data represented proxies for behavioral variables found in prior studies of job turnover and military careerist retention. Empirical evidence is presented reflecting consistencies between the two quantitative analyses. This evidence offers insight into new approaches for future research or for policy redesign.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited