Accession Number : AD0786426

Title :   The Assignment of Airmen by Solving the Transportation Problem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Pina,Manuel

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : To help the Air Force managers understand some of the many optimization techniques in assigning enlisted personnel to jobs; two techniques, one which directly optimizes payoff values and one which indirectly optimizes payoff values, are discussed. In discussing these optimization techniques, the policy of fill and the policy of fit are discussed since they are an important part of both techniques. The techniques for solving the transportation problem will give the Air Force manager some insight into at least two assignment policies and two optimization techniques and will pose questions which must be considered in trying to optimize assignment of Basic Military Training graduates to their Air Force Specialty Codes. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air Force personnel, *Personnel management, *Personnel selection, *Job analysis, Optimization, Management planning and control, Methodology, Policies, Air Force training, Graduates

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE