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Office of Labor and Economic Analysis

"People remain our most valuable resource."
- 2022 National Defense Strategy

"Our people are the bedrock of a strong national defense."
- Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's message to Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy

"Our most important resource is our people..." "Our people will remain our greatest advantage."
- Air Force Secretary Kendall's keynote address, AFA Warfare Symposium

 

The Office of Labor and Economic Analysis (OLEA) provides evidence-based research and analysis across the talent management system to inform strategic personnel policies, programs, and decisions for the Department of Air Force and other Department of Defense customers.

OLEA applies labor and economic theory…leverages academic research and robust workforce data…employs advanced econometric tools and techniques…to conduct evidence-based analysis illuminating…causal impacts of personnel policies and programs by understanding Airman and Guardian choices.

OLEA studies…how talent management systems…influence behavior…through incentives and other structural designs…as well as underlying reasons for patterns in personnel outcomes.

OLEA resides at the intersection of personnel policies and programs and the application of labor and economic theory, prior research, big data, sophisticated analytical tools and techniques, employed by a team of creative thinkers to conduct causal analysis.
OLEA resides at the intersection of personnel policies and programs and the application of labor and economic theory, prior research, big data, sophisticated analytical tools and techniques, employed by a team of creative thinkers to conduct causal analysis.
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For inquiries, please contact the Director at (719) 333-2040.