Accession Number : AD0644900

Title :   MANPOWER ROTATION POLICY MODELS,

Descriptive Note : Technical research note,

Corporate Author : ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sorenson,Richard C. ; Olson,Pauline T.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The MANPOWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Task seeks to integrate the growing body of psychological, mathematical, and computer technology in the solution of manpower management problems. Under Task research objectives a specific requirement was generated for the development of rotation policy models for use in evaluating alternative manpower policies for the inventory, allocation, and assignment of U. S. Army personnel in current and future systems. Eight manpower flow models, presented in this report, were developed to represent the Army personnel system under varying requirements and levels of complexity with respect to type of duty tour, flow of personnel, duration of tours, allocation of personnel, and alternation policy. Sample nomograms, facilitating estimation of effects of selected policy alternatives, are provided. Additional nomograms, based on models in the series, are presented in AD-640 005. In addition to the sample charts, a set of symbols is provided in a glossary which the user may apply in working with a specific problem selected for study. Computer programs for estimating CONUS tour lengths have been written for two of the steady-state system models described in this report. A dynamic model has also been developed, using a computer simulation to represent the system during periods of transition. This model and its application will be described in a later publication. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *MANPOWER), ARMY PERSONNEL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FLOW CHARTING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, NOMOGRAPHS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE