Accession Number : AD0635862

Title :   TOTAL OFFICER PERSONNEL SYSTEM FOR THE FUTURE (TOPS). PHASE I. PROPOSED OFFICER CLASSIFICATION AND CODING SYSTEM FOR THE NEXT DECADE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept., Jul 65-Jun 66.

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pugh ,Jack M. ; Himes,Walter L. , Jr. ; Hubbs,Emma R.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The memorandum contains the preliminary results of the first phase of research on the Total Officer Personnel System (TOPS). Phase I is concerned with the officer classification and coding system, with standards (criteria) for assignment of codes. It must meet the Navy's needs in the next decade; be designed to make advantageous use of data processing equipment and procedures; and provide maximum assistance to manpower managers in personnel management and administration decision making. Research to date has consisted of: Searching the literature; determining needs; defining the problem; developing guidelines for the system; comparing and analyzing the present Navy officer classification and coding system in relation to those of the other armed services; Civil Service, United States Employment Service (DOT), etc. A hypothetical structure is presented to serve as the basis for the design of the future system through test and evaluation of the classification elements (structures) and various methods of obtaining digital coding significance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION), STANDARDS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANPOWER, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE