Accession Number : ADP001324

Title :   Air Force Civilian Promotion Appraisal System Development,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Gould,R. Bruce

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A system for ranking civilian promotion eligibles was developed to meet legal and operational requirements. Demographic data and supervisor and peer ratings were obtained on a 20,000 case target sample to establish a pool of potential ranking elements. Variable reduction procedures eliminated those elements which were redundant, showed greatest potential for adverse impact, or were less defensible legally or psychometrically. The remaining variables were submitted to 12-member promotion data panels for each of 23 homogeneous job family clusters. Policy capturing techniques resulted in regression weighted promotion algorithms which use between 5 and 18 behavioral dimensions, depending on the job family and supervisory or nonsupervisory classification of the job, to rank promotion candidates. Correlations between promotion panel rankings and algorithm predicted rankings ranged from 0.89 to 0.96 indicating consistent panel member policies and high interrater agreement. Separate reliability panels convened for two job families resulted in correlations of 0.94 to 0.98 between their rankings and those of the algorithm development panels.

Descriptors :   *Promotion(Advancement), *Jobs, *Civilian personnel, Air Force, Ratings, Ranking, Algorithms, Data acquisition, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE