SAG Projects

Our economists and operations research analysts have experience developing models tailored to each client’s unique situation, needs and experience and communicating the outcome of these models in a way easily accessible to decision-makers in all fields.

Econometric Analysis and Modeling

SAG is a recognized industry leader in applying rigorous econometric analysis to the problems of both the public and private-sector. Our models use sophisticated econometric techniques to parse the true impact our client’s decisions have on the choices employees and customers make.

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Army SRB: For the U.S. Army, SAG developed a web-based Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) management system. This interactive application uses ASP.NET with code written in Visual Basic.NET and employing a backend MS SQL Server 2000 database. Model users can observe the projected impact of changes in the SRB plan on reenlistees and program costs. A companion application was developed to allow the SRB program manager to manage the list of SRB skills and maintain an accurate history of the program. This tool automatically generated plan tables for SRB messages, dramatically reducing the level of effort to promulgate new plans.

Effect of Reserve Activation on Small Business: SAG used Department of Defense (DOD) data on the employment and activation of military Reserve personnel and Dun and Bradstreet data on sales and firm size to examine the impact of Reserve activation on employers. The study includes an analysis of the size and industry characteristics of firms employing activated reservists as well as the impact of the length of activation on the firm.

Employee Turnover and Employee Compensation in Small Business: SAG examined the relationship between employee turnover and firm size as it relates to compensation using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). The purpose of this study is to examine whether employee turnover differences between small and large firms are the result of differences in wages and benefits or of some form of self-selection where employees of small businesses are simply more prone to high turnover rates than those in larger firms.

Navy SRB Research: SAG Corporation developed a suite of tools for the U.S. Navy that are used to manage the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) program. These models are based in original econometric research conducted by SAG analysts. The models predict changes in the number of reenlistees and in program costs for alternative SRB plans. SAG analysts provide ongoing support to the Navy to maintain and improve the models. SAG also assists the Navy in the operation of the models during award plan development.

OPRRDB/EPRDB: The Officer Personnel Relational Research Database project combines longitudinal individual level data with a one time snap shot of officers’ educational histories for use by the Army Research Institute. This project implements a web-based application that allows researchers to download a wide range of service and demographic information.

SWO Research: SAG has conducted several types of research on the Navy Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) Community over the years. Analysts conducted a compensation analysis project that resulted in the recommendation of a new incentive pay for the SWO community that was later adopted into law. Later, economists estimated a model of voluntary retention decisions among Surface Warfare Officers and developed pay elasticities. SAG has provided continuing analytical support as the compensation system for SWOs has evolved.

Policy Research and Analysis

One of the main areas SAG applies its econometric analysis and modeling tools is the area of policy research and analysis. We have performed policy analysis for many government organizations including the Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, and Veterans Affairs. Our policy analysis starts with a thorough review of the policy under consideration and similar policies in place in other organizations, states or countries. We then use a variety of analytical tools including cost-benefit, impact and statistical analyses to provide a detailed picture of the options available to the client prior to making our recommendation. Our recommendations are always based on objective, quantitative research so they can be easily justified during the decision-making process.

Software Analysis

Software Analysis

Today, our major work consists of addressing manpower/personnel resource and compensation labor force issues to provide clients with repeatable models to assist decision makers make optimum resource allocations…a real mouthful. We do this through (1) data analysis, (2) building functional models based on the analysis, and (3) building automated model of the situation using various programming tools.

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Personnel Benefits

Personnel Benefits

Today, our major work consists of addressing manpower/personnel resource and compensation labor force issues to provide clients with repeatable models to assist decision makers make optimum resource allocations…a real mouthful. We do this through (1) data analysis, (2) building functional models based on the analysis, and (3) building automated model of the situation using various programming tools.

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Navy Payroll Report

Navy Payroll Report

Today, our major work consists of addressing manpower/personnel resource and compensation labor force issues to provide clients with repeatable models to assist decision makers make optimum resource allocations…a real mouthful. We do this through (1) data analysis, (2) building functional models based on the analysis, and (3) building automated model of the situation using various programming tools.

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