Accession Number : ADA118853

Title :   Optimal Length of Assignment of PPBES Programmers of the DA Staff.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Weyrauch,Paul T

PDF Url : ADA118853

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The purpose of the study was to determine the optimal tour length for officers assigned to the DA staff as programmers in the DOD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and the Execution System (PPBES). Given the complexity and dynamics of the PPBES, the effort was to determine how long officers remained assigned to programming billets and reasons for their reassignment, to determine how long officers should be assigned to programming billets, and to determine whether or not attainment of that optimal tour length should take priority over assignment to key positions such as 05/06 level command or attendance at senior service colleges. Data on which to base the study were generated by questionnaires sent to 197 past and present programmers; 164 useable responses were received. An analysis of the data revealed the uniqueness of the programmer's job and the requirements to stabilize PPBES programmer's tours for 24-30 months and to only assign specially screened and motivated officers who have 12-18 months experience as action officers on the DA staff. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *PROGRAMMERS, *JOBS, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MANAGEMENT, ARMY PLANNING, LEADERSHIP, ARMY PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, BILLETS(PERSONNEL), MANPOWER UTILIZATION, DECISION MAKING, TIME INTERVALS, QUESTIONNAIRES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), RESPONSE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE