The Pay, Promotion, and Retention of High-Quality Civil Service Workers in the Department of Defense

By Beth J. Asch | Go to book overview

Chapter Six
CONCLUSIONS AND DIRECTIONS
FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

This report describes variations in promotion speed, retention, and pay among two recent cohorts of civil service personnel; develops proxy measures of personnel quality; and uses these measures to examine whether higher-quality GS workers are promoted faster, are retained in the DoD civil service longer, and are paid more than lower-quality workers are, and whether these patterns have changed in recent years.

To conduct this analysis, we constructed a longitudinal database that tracks through FY96 the careers of the workers who entered or reentered the DoD civil service between FY82 and FY96. The data capture information about entry characteristics and how they vary over each individual's career, as well as pay levels, promotion events and timing, and the timing of exits from the DoD. By tracking the careers of two cohorts, the database permits a comparison across occupational groups and time periods, including a period covering the DoD drawdown. The analysis focuses on the FY88 cohort, whose members entered or reentered prior to the defense downsizing, and on the FY92 cohort, whose members entered or reentered during the defense downsizing.

The data also permit the construction of proxy measures of personnel quality. Three measures are used: entry education, supervisor ratings, and promotion speed. Promotion speed is studied both as an indicator of personnel quality and as a personnel outcome. It is used as a personnel quality indicator in the analysis of whether higher-quality personnel are retained. Because each of the three

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Summary xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two - Analytical Framework 5
  • Chapter Three - Empirical Methods and Data 9
  • Chapter Four - Career Outcomes by Occupational Area 27
  • Chapter Five - Pay, Promotion, and Retention of Higher-Quality Personnel 37
  • Chapter Six - Conclusions and Directions for Future Research 63
  • Appendix - Occupations Included in the Analysis 69
  • References 75
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