Accession Number : AD0659287

Title :   STUDIES IN THE COMPUTERIZATION OF ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION: I. A HIERARCHY OF CRITERIA FOR COMPUTERIZED CLASSIFICATION OF ENLISTED MEN. II. TRAINING COST MINIMIZATION AS A CRITERION FOR PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION. III. SHORT-TERM FLUCTUATIONS IN CLASS 'A' SCHOOL QUOTAS.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rimland,Bernard ; Alf,Edward F. , Jr. ; Swanson,Leonard

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report consists of three brief papers presenting several aspects of the ongoing research program at the U. S. Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, concerned with computerizing enlisted classification. The first paper provides an overview of planned and alternative approaches to a central issue in computerized classification, namely; what are the goals the computer will maximize. The second paper presents the mathematics behind one goal currently being investigated--cost reduction, as measured in dollars spent in training. The results of a small scale simulation study are reported. The third paper emphasizes the need for computerization by showing how fluctuations in short-term demand can create brief and expensive periods of 'feast or famine' in the available manpower pool even when the longer-term manpower supply may be stable and adequate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION), (*MANPOWER, COMPUTERS), RECRUITING, TRAINING, COSTS, REDUCTION, SIMULATION, MONEY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE