A Simple Policy Planning Model for Determining Sea and Shore Tour Lengths.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The periodic rotation of enlisted personnel between sea duty and shore duty assignments is a firmly established Navy policy. The efficiency with which the rotation process is managed, however, can have an effect on both the personnel readiness of operating units and morale of the individual Navy man. This study is part of a larger research program to develop computerized models of the rotation process to provide rotation managers in the Bureau of Naval Personnel with a quantitative basis for decisions and the capability to test and evaluate rotation policy. A simple model for determining nominal tour lengths which would keep the sea and shore populations in balance is presented. It differs from previous models developed within the research program in that a different set of assumptions are made, and different data are required for using the model. The applications and limitations of this model are discussed as well as some ideas on what future research might be done on the seashore rotation problem. Modified author abstract
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations