A NETWORK FLOW TECHNIQUE FOR OPTIMIZING PERSONNEL ON BOARD BY PAY GRADE.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The report describes one of a series of computerized techniques developed by this Activity in a continuing research program to provide the Bureau of Naval Personnel with new and improved methods for carrying out its enlisted personnel planning functions. The technique is based upon a network flow model uniquely designed for allocating present and future enlisted manpower resources within the limits of constraining factors in a manner that will meet manpower requirements as closely as possible. In short, it is a planning technique for optimally allocating personnel on board at all pay grades of a rating for the next five years. The model considers the present number of personnel on board at each pay grade of a rating and will attrite and advance them realistically in future time periods. The future allocation of personnel among pay grades is optimized for a five-year period relative to the pay grade requirements within the constraints of predicted personnel attrition, advancements, reductions in grade demotions, and the nonpetty officer base. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations