Paid To Perform: Aligning Total Military Compensation With Talent Management

Paid To Perform: Aligning Total Military Compensation With Talent Management
Title:
Paid To Perform: Aligning Total Military Compensation With Talent Management
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Transforming the U.S. military’s personnel management system is critical to long-run American national security interests, particularly as increasingly capable peer adversaries emerge. Talent management is critical to confronting these threats, particularly in an austere fiscal environment. This transformation cannot take place in a vacuum, however. As an extensive body of labor economics literature makes clear, total compensation management is an integral part of talent management. As the military changes the way it accesses, retains, develops, and employs its people, so, too, must it change the ways in which it compensates them. However, the current compensation system, rooted in industrial-era labor management practices, has outlived its usefulness. It is not linked to defined organizational outcomes, rests upon an ineffectual evaluation system, and does little to incentivize performance. Designed to complement an “up or out” personnel system that treats people as interchangeable parts, it has been rendered obsolete by dramatic changes in the American labor market, fiscal constraints, technological advances, and the changing nature of information age work. Using the Army’s officer corps as a case study upon which a wider compensation model can be built, a system is proposed that integrates redesigned basic pays and pensions, “monetizes” nonpay benefits, and provides additional performance incentives in critical positions demanding organizational productivity.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ROY A. WALLACE, Senior Executive Service, is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G1. He was the Director of Plans and Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-1 for 8 years prior to serving in his current position. Mr. Wallace retired from Active Duty as a Colonel in 2004. He has extensive experience in Army compensation and resourcing. Mr. Wallace holds a B.A. from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A in comptrollership from Syracuse University.

MICHAEL J. COLARUSSO is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who now serves as Senior Research Analyst in the U.S. Army’s Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis (OEMA). His areas of research interest include organizational design, generational dynamics, human capital, and talent management. Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Colarusso holds a B.A. in history from Saint John’s University and an M.A. in history from the Pennsylvania State University.

ANDREW O. HALL is an Army colonel and the Chief of Military Personnel (Structure and Plans) for the Army G-1. He has served in Operations Research assignments at West Point, in XVIII Airborne Corps, and on the Army and Joint staffs. His areas of research interest include manpower analysis, applied probability, networks, and operations research. Colonel Hall holds a B.S. in computer science from West Point, an M.S. in applied mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in management science and operations management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

DAVID S. LYLE is an Army lieutenant colonel, the Director of the U.S. Army OEMA, and an Associate Professor of Economics in the Social Sciences Department at West Point, where he teaches econometrics and labor economics. His areas of research interest include labor economics, peer effects, human capital, and talent management. Lieutenant Colonel Lyle holds a B.S. from West Point and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MICHAEL S. WALKER is an Army major, a research analyst in the Army’s OEMA, and an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Social Sciences Department at West Point, where he teaches the capstone course in the Economics of National Security. His areas of research interest include defense economics, industrial organization, and talent management. Major Walker holds a B.S. from West Point and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword ............................................................................................................................ix
Summary ............................................................................................................................xi
Introduction—The Case for a Complete Compensation Overhaul ……………………………...... 1
Background—Talent Management as a Compensation Change Framework …….…………....5
• Principle #1—Cost Effective……………………………………………………………………………...….....15
• Principle #2—Competitive and Equitable ………………………………………………..…………......26
• Principle #3—Flexible ………………………………………………………………………...................... 33
• Principle #4—Performance Driven …………..…….......................................................... 37
• Principle #5—Supportable and Executable ................................................................41
Conclusions …………………………………………………………...................................................… 47
Endnotes .......................................................................................................................49
About the Authors …….................................................................................................. 59

Audience

Personnel managers, human resources and benefits program department heads, military command leaders overseeing active duty commissioned officers and armed forces reserve commands, plus compensation analysts, labor lobbyists, and economists may be interested in this work.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Wallace, Roy A.
Key Phrases:
  • Officer Corps Strategy Monograph Series
  • United States, Army, Pay, allowances, etc
  • United States, Army, Personnel management
  • Merit pay, United States
  • Performance awards, United States
  • United States, Armed Forces, Pay, allowances, etc
  • United States, Armed Forces, Personnel management
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Record Creation Date:
09/22/2015
Last Status Update:
02/22/2019
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