Integrated Manpower Programming Phase I Study (IMP-I): General Approach and Methodological Concept
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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The report describes in detail the process by which authorizations for future military and civilian manpower are developed in the Department of the Army during the annual Department of Defense Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System cycle. Authorizations for the two types of manpower are developed from differing bases and by differing bases and by differing procedures. To satisfy higher-level management controls and fiscal constraints, total manpower allocations are developed and evaluated simultaneously in four classification systems. As a result, manpower planning is fragmented, tradeoffs between civilian and military manpower are obscured, the rationale for determining manpower authorizations is difficult to explain and defend, and arbitrary adjustments to Army manpower programs are made by the Department of Defense, the Office of Management and Budget of the Executive Office, and the Congress. On the assumption that external controls and constraints on Army manpower programming remain unchanged, the study proposes that civilian and military manpower allocations be developed through a unified system throughout the planning cycle.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations