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Time is right for a civilian employee compensation commission

Borrowing the military compensation commission concept and applying it to the civilian workforce could usher in a new era of certainty for employees, agencies and Congress.

Tags: commentary , pay and benefits , Congress , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:02am EDT

Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow for Defense Studies, CSBA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will propose a 401k-like retirement program for uniformed military personnel this week. USA today reports the goal is that everyone that leaves the military takes away a retirement fund, even if they don't stay in 20 years. Todd Harrison is senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he compared the idea to the work he's done on compensation and the work the Military Compensation Commission did.

Tags: Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , In Depth , DoD , retirement

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Big changes to military health care are part of the recommendations to reshape military compensation. Last week, a blue-ribbon panel released its long-awaited report on modernizing the military compensation system. The report included those changes to health care. The recommendation to replace the current TRICARE system has gotten most of the attention, but the panel's commissioners also see a major opportunity to sync up DoD and the Department of Veterans' Affairs health care systems. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , Veterans Affairs Department , Health IT

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:56pm EST
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Congress must force DoD, VA to work together as part of military compensation overhaul

In their first round of congressional testimony, members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission cited glaring gaps between the policies and services provided by DoD and VA. Their report found that existing systems to bridge the gap are mostly a paperwork exercise.

Tags: management , DoD , Veterans Affairs , VA , Congress , Stephen Buyer , Peter Chiarelli , Bob Kerrey , Senate Armed Services Committee , SASC , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:14am EST
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Cost doesn't factor heavily in military compensation panel recommendations

The nine-member Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission submitted 15 recommendations to bring effectiveness and efficiency, and that would protect, maintain and improve benefits for the service members.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , DoD , Congress , Alphonso Maldon , Bob Daigle , TRICARE , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/30/2015, 04:02am EST
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Committee outlines drastic changes to military as it works toward pay and benefits recommendations

A specially-formed commission tasked with modernizing military compensation released an interim report in anticipation of its full recommendations due in February. The document reviews massive changes that have occurred since the military switched to an all-volunteer force in 1973.

Tags: military compensation , pay and benefits , Dan Goure , Dena Levitz , DoD ,

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:18pm EDT