Accession Number : ADP001370

Title :   The Navy Personnel Accessioning System,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Sands,William A.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The purpose of the Navy Personnel Accessioning System (NPAS) project is to develop a computer-based system which integrates and supports four functions at the recruiting station level: individualized testing, vocational guidance, assignment prediction, and management support. The individualized testing function involves the administration, scoring, and interpreception of an adaptive aptitude screening test. Vocational guidance includes a discussion of career planning; administration, scoring, and interpretation of an interest inventory; interpretation of ASVAB results; and an overview of the Navy world of work. The assignment prediction function indicates the extent to which an individual applicant's personal characteristics (aptitudes and preferences) match the requirements of the entry-level Navy ratings. The last function, management support, involves: date entry, storage, and retrieval of information on recruit applicants; generation of forms employed in the enlistment process (e.g., the DD-1966; and, generation of management reports.

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Recruiting, *Computer applications, Performance tests, Vocational guidance, Job analysis, Predictions, Management Planning and Control, Manpower utilization, Optimization, Aptitudes, Job satisfaction, Recruits, Data bases, Data storage systems, Man computer interface, Information retrieval, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE