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
- Connor, Kathryn
- Additional Titles:
- Exploring Opportunities for Efficiency and Joint Provision of Services Using Nonappropriated Funds
- Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxii, 102 pages) : color charts
- Additional Creators:
- National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- 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. and 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.
- "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.
- United States. Department of Defense—Appropriations and expenditures
- United States. Department of Defense—Personnel management
- United States. Department of Defense
- Soldiers—Services for—Costs
- Families of military personnel—Services for—Costs
- Organizational change—Management
- POLITICAL SCIENCE—International Relations—Treaties
- Armed Forces—Cost effectiveness
- Expenditures, Public
- Personnel management
- United States—Armed Forces—Cost effectiveness
- United States
- 9780833095794 (electronic bk.)
083309579X (electronic bk.)
- "May 31, 2016"--Table of contents page.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-102).
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