Quantitative and Qualitative Hiring Freeze Outcomes at the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command

Report Number: NPS-CM-14-002

Series: Contract Management

Category: Hiring Freeze

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Jacqueline Evans, Ezra Hatch

Title: Quantitative and Qualitative Hiring Freeze Outcomes at the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command

Published: 2014-03-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2014/NPS-CM-14-002.pdf

Keywords: hiring freeze, job satisfaction, job burnout, job climate, regression analysis, probit, marginal effects

Abstract:

Unanticipated hiring freezes impose considerable constraints on organizations and their employees by hindering the ability to find or cultivate talent to fulfill shifting demands. This study focuses on hiring freezes and how they affect organizations in the Department of Defense (DoD), specifically the Army Missions and Installation Contracting Command (MICC). In this paper, we discuss potential consequences and the effects of hiring freezes on the MICC. In order to observe these effects, we gathered data from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) to perform a statistical analysis on employees and their changes in labor market outcomes