Accession Number:

ADA055154

Title:

A Nonlinear Goal-Arc Network Extension of the Multi-Level Coherence Model for EEO.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The model developed in this report is an extension and reformulation of a model called the Coherence model for guiding EEO Equal Employment Opportunity planning at the micro-level in the U.S. Navys civilian workforce developed by Charnes, Cooper, Lewis and Niehaus. This model is called the Goal-Arc model. Like its predecessors, the Goal-Arc model utilizes a goal programming approach with embedded Markoff processes. As in the Coherence model, piecewise linear goal functionals with artifact goals are used to approximate the transition relations of the Markoff process. The Goal-Arc model, however, carries this to another stage of development. Analytical as well as network formulations and interpretations are provided in the following article. A numerical example with related interpretations for EEO planning is also provided. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE