New Concepts in Enlisted Personnel Planning: Introduction to the ADSTAP System
NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO
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Requirements for naval personnel, both as to number and type of skill, are undergoing continual change. In addition, the personnel resources necessary to meet these requirements are similarly dynamic in nature, constantly changing in their availability and configuration. This situation places enormous demands on the naval personnel management system in planning the development, maintenance, and utilization of personnel inventories compatible with manpower requirements. The increasing criticality of this situation has intensified the Navys effort to provide the personnel manager with advanced, computer-based methods to assist in planning and controlling personnel resources. Fundamentally, the purpose of this research is to investigate advances in computer technology and management science for possible application in the development of complex, large-scale, personnel planning decision systems. Such a System, termed ADSTAP Advancement, Strength, and Training Plans, was developed in terms of a tripartite structure. A planning data base is extracted from current and historical personnel accounting records and becomes input for a force structure Projection Model. The Model simulates the naval enlisted personnel system and produces output which constrains a wide range of planning programs and models concerned with strength levels, manpower budget, promotions, training, and other personnel functions. A prototype of the ADSTAP System is currently undergoing test and evaluation in the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations