Accession Number : AD0764693

Title :   An Analysis of the Impact of Planning-Programming-Budgeting on the Air Force Operating Manager.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Letzkus,William C.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 369

Abstract : A planning-programming-budgeting (PPB) system for operations was implemented by the Air Force under the acronym PRIME. The basic purpose of this study is to determine the impact of PRIME on Air Force operating managers by assessing the extent to which the stated objective of improved management of total operating resources has been achieved. The analyses, conclusions, and recommendations of the study are primarily based on the results of a survey of 325 Air Force operating managers. Survey responses were analyzed both as to the overall response to survey questions and in terms of the respondents' major command of assignment, grade/experience, management group, functional environment, job/experience, training, and perceptions as to anticipated financial management improvements vis-a-vis results achieved. Each of these seven classifications was found to variously exert an influence on the attitudes and perceptions of survey respondents as to PRIME and Air Force financial management. Survey respondents generally believe that PRIME has neither materially contributed to improved operating level management of total available resources nor provided any breakthrough as to the decentralization of financial management authority. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS), EFFICIENCY, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE BUDGETS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE