Accession Number : ADA320294

Title :   Characterizing the Maintenance Work Force. Fiscal Years 1991 - 1995.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Hand, William ; Peck, Adam ; Wightman, Dennis

PDF Url : ADA320294

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics asked the Logistics Management Institute to identify the specific changes, both in size and characteristics, that have occurred in the DoD maintenance work force as a result of downsizing and privatization of non-core functions. With this information about significant trends, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) can identify the potential impact of strategy, force structure, maintenance policy changes, and business decisions on the maintenance work force. Using data (approximately 4,500,000 file records) from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the Institute analyzed trends for a five-year period, FY91 through FY95, for a broad range of characteristics-age, years of service, retirement eligibility, quality as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) and level of formal education, skills, gender, and ethnicity. In addition, DMDC provided data for the period for the total DoD work force for the same characteristics; these data were used to compare the overall DoD work force to the maintenance work force. In general the maintenance work force changes paralleled the overall DoD work force. The proportion of personnel with greater than 10 years' service increased while the number of maintainer with fewer than 10 years' service decreased, resulting in a more experienced work force with a greater percentage of personnel eligible to retire. The quality of the work force continued to improve as indicated by higher AFQT scores and higher levels of formal education. Finally, the work force is becoming more diversified with a large proportion of women and ethnic minorities in the maintenance population.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, *MILITARY BUDGETS, FILES(RECORDS), MILITARY RESERVES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, EDUCATION, SKILLS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, MODIFICATION, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, MINORITIES, POPULATION, MANPOWER, INFORMATION CENTERS, PATTERNS, ACTIVE DUTY, TABLES(DATA), ETHNIC GROUPS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, WOMEN, RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL), MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

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