Accession Number:

ADA113876

Title:

Establishing Criteria for Assigning Personnel to Air Force Jobs.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Oct 80-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK INST FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

1981-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes a program directed toward improving the Air Forces present capability to select and assign personnel to Air Force Specialty Codes AFSCs. This is being accomplished through development of a validated objective criterion with which the Air Force can reliably evaluate the compatibility of an individuals ability or inability to successfully perform a selected set of well defined demanding task within a wide variety of Air Force career fields and jobs. PHysically demanding tasks within AFSCs have been identified. Starting with the most demanding AFSCs, working supervisors are interviewed at bases throughout the continental United States and Alaska. Following the interview, a visit is made to the workplace for actual measurements of task demands. Data collected during these base visits have been used to categorize the task demands for the AFSCs. The manual material handling activities of liftlower, pushpull, carry, and hold accounted for 90 of the demanding activities. These activities were subcategorized for performance measures into simulated tasks that are common across AFSCs. Laboratory tests were conducted to relate performance on weight lifting tests to performance on lift, hold, pushpull and carry activities.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE