Over the last couple of weeks, we have read about accounting and decision making.
We are going to apply these concepts to your idea from week 2. Provide a cost/benefit analysis for your idea. (Find idea from week 2 below. Create cost/benefit analysis for 30-Day Unrestricted Leave Mandate Program.)
Make sure to mention any sunk or opportunity costs involved in the implementation of this program as well as the long-term increase in projected profitability.
You are permitted to use fictional numbers as far as costs go, but you should provide research to support any opportunity costs or projected profitability.
You can find industry averages for various program costs and projected benefits.
This does not need to be written as a formal research paper, but all research provided does need to be cited in APA format.
You may write in the first person because you are presenting your own ideas.
You do not need to provide an abstract, but you do need an APA formatted title page and reference page.
Your paper should be a minimum of 2 pages (approx. 700 words) not including the title and reference.
WEEK 2 IDEA: 30-Day Unrestricted Leave Mandate Program.
My proposal focuses on extending leave periods for Marines, as I am unfamiliar with any other military services’ leave forum. I entitled my proposal the: 30-Day Unrestricted Leave Mandate Program. The goal of the 30-Day Unrestricted Leave Mandate is to allow Marines an extended amount of time away from their workplace that cannot be denied.
Marines have the option to submit for the Unrestricted Leave Mandate without having to request for annual leave first. The objective is to provide a separate action request in the service members leave portal. This will assist with differentiating their accrued annual leave from the mandated Unrestricted 30-Day Leave pool.
Marines will have the option to submit for annual leave and in addition, select from a drobox in the same page to add the Unrestricted 30-Day Leave onto this leave request. The objective of this feature is to allow the individual Marines to make the decision to roll into the 30-Day leave or simply return to work without spending any of the special leave. This feature also forces management to continuously ensure that personnel, logistics and supply are at a healthy balance. Marines have the flexible option of utilizing the number of days within the program. Marines do not need to update the feature designation before the end of their annual leave to digitally notify management they will be returning to work. The feature will retroactively return the number of Mandated days unused once the Marine returns to work.
The 30-Day Leave Mandate program is restricted from being used by Marines pending or undergoing any legal issues. If Marines are charged under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, the leave program is no longer accessible to them.