June 04, 2014

Following Calls By Kaine & Cornyn, DoD Review Panel Will Survey Servicemembers On Compensation & Benefits Preferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission announced yesterday that it will survey servicemembers on their compensation preferences, as Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) called for through introduction of the Servicemembers’ Compensation Empowerment Act last month, as well as in an amendment to the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that Kaine introduced. The Commission announced yesterday that it will survey a number of active-duty, National Guard and reserve servicemembers over the next few months about the relative value of compensation and benefits programs.

“Servicemembers deserve to have their voices heard as changes to the pay and benefits packages they depend on most are considered,” said Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I’m pleased the Commission has taken this important step to take preferences of military personnel into account before issuing a comprehensive set of cost-saving recommendations next year.”  

The survey will be sent to 68,000 active duty servicemembers, 60,000 reservists, and 40,000 military retirees in the coming weeks.

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