Need To Better Inform Military Personnel of Compensation Changes

FPCD-78-27: Published: Jul 12, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1978.

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Recent legislative changes to military compensation do not generally represent erosions of benefits or reductions in total military compensation. Changes to the military compensation system generally represent management actions to eliminate inefficient practices, institute management efficiencies, and provide for more effective use of resources.

Military personnel believe their compensation is being unjustifiably reduced, and they consistently underestimate their regular and total military compensation. Although the Department of Defense provides information to service members on benefit issues and changes to compensation elements, service members apparently do not rely as heavily on this information as on compensation items appearing in the news media.

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    Department of Labor
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