Accession Number : AD0635850

Title :   A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE DETERMINATION OF AN OPTIMAL ADVANCEMENT POLICY FOR PETTY OFFICERS: A DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING APPROACH.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moonan, William J. ; Covher,Margaret H.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : An important function of personnel planners in the Bureau of Naval Personnel is concerned with the establishment of advancement policies of Petty Officers in various Navy ratings. This report describes the details of a digital computer program which will permit the determination of the optimum advancement policy for a rating for one time period. Consequently the use of this program will materially assist these planners to perform their duties more effectively. The background material, flowcharts, operating procedures and illustrative example are provided. The method of optimization used is known as dynamic programming. The report indicates that this work is being generalized for use over several time periods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING), MANPOWER, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, FLOW CHARTING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE