Computer-Assisted Manpower Models Using Goal Programming.
OFFICE OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL (NAVY) WASHINGTON D C
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This paper reviews the large number of manpower and personnel models using goal programming developed by A. Charnes, W. W. Cooper, R. J. Niehaus and others. These models are built around embedding Markov processes into a goal programming structure for examining recruiting and internal staffing decisions. A discussion is first provided of the structures of aggregrate manpower models and how they can be linked to program planning, equal employment opportunity planning, etc. This is followed by a discussion of assignmentdistribution model structures. Here, emphasis is placed on a biased quadradic multi-attribute assignment model and on a capacitated distribution model for organization design which uses goal artifacts to move any instabilities in transition rates to a less sensitive part of the model. The final section reviews features such as the introduction of chance-constraints or risk into the models. The features are introduced to illustrate the linking pins to the research frontiers. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations