Accession Number:

ADA046645

Title:

A Reasoned Approach to Officer Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The general subject of personnel appraisal systems is reviewed as a basis for the development of the general form of an Officer Evaluation System. In this development, unique aspects of the military environment are identified, a clear statement of purpose is chosen, and the distinction between performance evaluation assessment of past performance and potential evaluation assessment of future performance is drawn. Six criteria for a military Officer Evaluation System are proposed Clear purpose, valid rating factors, equally fair, simple, provisions for errors and inflation, and consistent with prevailing management philosophy. The proposed system collects three types of information--experience, performance evaluations, and potential evaluations--for input to two necessary organizational processes--personnel movements and superior-subordinate communication. Inflation control mechanisms are recommended only for evaluations of potential.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE