Accession Number : ADA432543
Title : Process Analysis of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Within the Military Personnel, Marine Corps (MPMC) Appropriation
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Vaden, Dillon D.
Report Date : MAR 2005
Pagination or Media Count : 81
Abstract : This thesis evaluates the current methodologies used to determine BAH requirements for MPMC Budget Estimate Submissions (BES) and provides recommendations to improve the management of the BAH program within the USMC. The research includes a detailed analysis of BAH requirement methodologies throughout DoD, BAH program management and addresses the problem of the MPMC underfunded appropriation since FY01. As the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) accounts for approximately 10% of the MPMC appropriation ($1.053B of $9.5B), BAH execution shortfalls result in $30-$40M (3% variance) deficits annually. As a result, funds must be reprogrammed, or taken from other programs to pay for these shortfalls. This thesis recommends to eliminate certain inefficiencies within the BAH process. Most important of these inefficiencies is the elimination of the information gap that exists between OSD and the service level P&Rs. This elimination would allow the services the ability to avoid execution bills associated with BAH shortfalls. The current BAH program meets its goal of providing service members fair compensation for housing; however, the current PPBE system, information flow, and technology need adjustments to allow for a more efficient BAH program.
Descriptors : *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *MARINE CORPS , *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS , METHODOLOGY , DATA MANAGEMENT , EFFICIENCY , THESES , MANPOWER , STANDARDIZATION.
Subject Categories : PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE