Accession Number : ADA258779


Title :   Performance Review of the Officer Rate Generator, Version 1.0


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-20 Sep 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Read, Robert R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258779.pdf


Report Date : 10 Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The report deals with the author's review of the manpower attrition rate generator developed by Decision Science Associates, Inc. for use with the Marine Corps's manpower planning models. The major focus is on the implementation and documentation of the author's methodology for treating the rather vast number of small personnel inventory cells present. That methodology features two main steps: an algorithm for the aggregation of extremely small but similar (in terms of attrition behavior) cells into groups of moderately sized cells; and the use of modern 'shrinkage' methods applied to the groups in order to provide statistically stable attrition rates. These methods are described and suggestions for expediting their use are made. The use of these methods in other communities is considered and groundwork is laid for such extensions. The question of default values for some model parameters has been studied and a framework to treat these issues has been developed.


Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY , *ATTRITION , *MANPOWER , *PLANNING , ALGORITHMS , COMMUNITIES , PERSONNEL , GENERATORS , NUMBERS , BEHAVIOR , INVENTORY , RATES , MODELS , PARAMETERS , CELLS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE