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Office of Labor and Economic Analysis

The Office of Labor and Economic Analysis is dedicated to providing labor economic analysis with the rigor necessary to define, develop, shape, sustain, and deliver an Air Force and Space Force workforce with efficiency.

Products from OLEA provide senior leaders responsible for managing the Department of the Air Force’s human capital portfolio with critical information in the development of strategic guidance. OLEA addresses unmet needs in personnel policy identified by senior leadership, with a focus on the application of labor economics principles and econometric analysis to understand the impacts of policy and incentive structures on the behavior of Airmen and Guardians.

  • Labor economic theory
  • Causal empirical analysis
  • Market design
  • Personnel policy development and analysis
  • Econometric data processing
  • Initial officer classification process
  • Blended Retirement System retention impacts