Accession Number : ADA262162


Title :   Selecting Senior Civilian Leaders in the Army


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Heffernan, Barbara


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262162.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Is the Army inadvertently not selecting the best individuals for career Senior Executive Service (SES) positions? Army SES positions are spread across a variety of technical and administrative job categories. Given the differences in SES positions, it appears that individuals need to bring different skills to these jobs to be successful. Selecting officials need to know what general and peculiar skills are necessary for successful performance in different positions. The literature on leadership and effective executives shows there are certain characteristics that effective executives need to be successful. The Office of Personnel Management and the Army Research Institute have both been working in this area. The study recommends the Army determine if factors necessary for success in SES positions differ for the different kinds of positions; if changes need to be made in the selection process; if the selection process should include the use of standardized tests; and if the civilian organization needs restructuring to better define the manager-subordinate relationship.


Descriptors :   *JOBS , *LEADERSHIP , *CAREERS , *PERSONNEL SELECTION , *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *EXECUTIVES , ORGANIZATIONS , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , SKILLS , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , SUPERVISORS , ARMY RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE