Accession Number : ADA293417

Title :   Air Force Manpower Cost System User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept. Oct 91-Jun 92,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Bartenwerfer, David ; Rue, Robert C. ; Rogers, Sandra G. ; Gould, R. B.

PDF Url : ADA293417

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Air Force Manpower Cost System (AFCOS) is a modification of the Army Manpower Cost System (AMCOS) developed by the Army Research Institute as an aid for cost analysts and hardware designers. AFMCOS determines manpower and personnel costs by skill (AFS) and grade, permitting detailed disaggregated manpower-hardware and manpower-manpower tradeoff analyses. It has been designed to simplify manpower cost analysis. Users may accept or reject various default options as appropriate to the analysis at hand. Such options include choice of discount rates; inflation adjustment by budget category; use of BAQ/VHA in-kind or in cash; and use of average or marginal costs. Special options include choice of Structured Cost Data Base Elements, cost by appropriation, and data editing capabilities to ease analysis of large scale systems. For AFMCOS, was modified to reflect many of the major differences between Army and Air Force costs. However, not all underlying computations were changed. Thus, the current AFMCOS gives approximations rather than precise Air Force costs. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *MANPOWER, DATA BASES, USER MANUALS, COMPUTATIONS, DATA MANAGEMENT, SKILLS, COST ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, COST MODELS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, COMPUTER FILES, GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), EXECUTIVE ROUTINES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE