Accession Number : ADA326768

Title :   A Strategy for Migrating the Army to a Joint Military Personnel Management System.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Mansell, William R.

PDF Url : ADA326768

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The Uniformed Services are not able to provide critical information (i.e., timely and accurate data on deployment, mobilization, and theater assets) to Wartighting Commander In Chiefs (CINCs). Accordingly OSD, with Defense Science Board (DSB) validation, mandated Service migration to a single all Service and all component, fully integrated personnel and pay system to solve these problems by the year 2001. All Services have programs in effect to improve their personnel information management systems and are making progress. However, the strategic vision that drives these programs is Service-oriented rather than joint. Developing a shared strategic vision among the Services is the essential first step for successful migration to JMPMS. This strategic vision should incorporate a view of the future environment and the role each Service will or should play in that world. It should also include the 'joint' goal, objective, or endstate for personnel information management in the year 2001. Each Service can then develop a comprehensive transition strategy to achieve the vision. This paper focuses on the Army's JMPMS migration requirements. Specifically, it will provide background on OSD personnel information management requirements, outline the Army's personnel information management problems, and develop a blueprint to facilitate development of the Army's JMPMS strategic vision.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, REQUIREMENTS, DEPLOYMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, STRATEGY, VALIDATION, MOBILIZATION, ACCURACY, SALARIES, MIGRATION, TRANSITIONS, VISION, ARMY, TIMELINESS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE