Summaries - Research
Back Nuclear Officer Bonus & Incentive Pay (NOBIP) and Retention
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||NPS Naval Research Program|
Eger, Robert J.
Hermis, Judith M.
|Sponsor||Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Navy)|
|Summary||Retaining top-quality nuclear officers is critical to mission readiness. To facilitate officer retention, the Navy offers a bonus, Nuclear Officer Bonus and Incentive Pay (NOBIP) to officers who have fulfilled the minimum service requirement (MSR). The Navy recently raised the amount of the bonus in the hope of increasing retention. It is mission-critical to understand how responsive retention rates have been to NOBIP, particularly in light of the recent changes. This study will examine the efficacy of the most recent bonus policy for nuclear officers, NAVPOL 20241, and its immediate predecessor. Specifically, we will use sponsor-provided data to assess the impact of the latest NAVPOL on nuclear officer retention relative to the immediately prior policy. Results of this study will focus primarily on the efficacy of NOBIP within the nuclear community; to the extent possible, we will also draw inferences applicable to non-nuclear and enlisted personnel and regarding the interplay between NOBIP and the Navy's Blended Retirement System (BRS), particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Keywords||Bonuses Compensation Retention Turnover officer pay|
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