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Apr 30, 2009


Wayland H Burton

I am retired from the Defense Contract Management Agency and although a need for personnel is always desirable it should be tempered with good oversight. A flood of personnel not having knowledge of good oversight techniques will be disasterous. The problem becomes having knowledgeable personnel train and mentor new personnel. The solution would be to hire temporary employees so as not to have the cost of benefits but gain the experience. Primarily hire retirees but have them work at a reduced rate and maintain their retirement benefits. This would give you both knowledge and mentorship without the excess cost. DOD would then be able to reduce their ranks at an appropriate time without the worry of depleting their workforce of full time employees.

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