Accession Number : ADA289809

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Prototype Monitor Assignment Support System (MASS).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Walsh, Rory J. ; Cheatham, Ira M.

PDF Url : ADA289809

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : A primary mission for the Manpower Management Officer Assignment (MMOA) Branch of Headquarters, United States Marine Corps (HQMC) is the placement of trained and qualified officers into authorized billets both internal and external to the Marine Corps. In accomplishing their mission, the monitors and their support staff rely on a variety of information sources to assist them in their decision making. Access to this information, however, is neither quick nor easy and too much reliance is placed on paper reports and microfiche, which are often outdated. To remedy this situation, this thesis develops a prototype PC-based Monitor Assignment Support System (MASS) to assist monitors in their day to day activities. The focus of this thesis is on the development of the assignment process model and its implementation into a database application. The prototype downloads updated personal and performance information about an officer which is used by a Marine monitor to make assignment decisions. MASS was developed using Microsoft Access database management system which proved to be a powerful and easy to use tool for developing this prototype.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MONITORS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *BILLETS(PERSONNEL), *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *COMPUTER FILES, MICROFICHE, DATA BASES, DECISION MAKING, DATA MANAGEMENT, MODELS, MONITORING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, THESES, PROTOTYPES, MANPOWER, MISSIONS, ALLOCATIONS, ACCESS, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, MENU.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE