Accession Number:

AD0684387

Title:

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO POSITION-SALARY EVALUATION IN SCHOOL PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

How much should a person with a given set of qualifications be paid so that his salary is consistent with other salaries in an organization. The purpose of this document is to explore the possible utilization of linear programming techniques for answering the above question in job-salary evaluation. Specifically, a linear programming model is used to analyze a hierarchical salary structure in a school district. The model is used to determine the relative importance of each of the compensable elements of each function position in a school district. In addition, monetary equivalents to these elements are derived from the model in order to develop a consistent scale of compensation within a school district. The proposed type of job-salary evaluation scheme might have wide application in the Air Force as well as civilian sector, since it could be of important use in determining discrepancies or in determining those positions in the Air Force which seem out of line in terms of salary or grade classification. The development of utility objective functions, so factors of a job which are considered crucial, receive higher relative weights would tend to increase the flexibility of the salary schedule in responding to the changing needs and demands of the organization.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE