Accession Number:

ADA073745

Title:

Duty Modules: An Approach to the Identification and Classification of Personnel Resources and Requirements.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INST FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A job analysis concept was developed for representing work activities at a level more specific than a Military Occupational Specialty MOS and more general than a task. This early phase of the research was intended to a develop and refine the concept, b develop methods and formats for applying the concept to Army jobs, and c provide an evaluation of its feasibility and utility for analyzing Army jobs. Specifically, the research evaluated the feasibility of using a set of duty modules to adequately represent duty positions of members of an infantry platoon and of using job content data, expressed in duty module format, as a basis for evaluating unit performance. Thirty-one enlisted and 93 officer duty modules were developed, field tested, and revised. Field reactions were highly favorable to using the officer duty modules to describe work activity requirements. In addition, techniques for employing duty modules to describe both unit capabilities and performance worked well when subjected to a pilot test during a field training exercise. The use of duty modules in describing jobs, setting requirements, and evaluating unit and job performance is promising.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE