Optimizing Personnel Assignment in the Navy: the Seaman, Fireman, and Airman Application.
Final rept. Oct 82-Sep 85,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Navy personnel assignment is a large, complex operation. Under the current manual system, it is not possible to simultaneously consider all feasible personjob combinations and the multiple, conflicting policies that guide the assignment process. An automated assignment model is needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the personnel assignment system. However, the complexity of eligibility and policy criteria combined with the necessity of including aggregate numerical allocation goals make modeling efforts difficult. Furthermore, an acceptable automated assignment model must solve a large-scale, multiple objective optimization problem with an integer solution within reasonable time and cost limits. The objective of this research was to develop an automated assignment model for Seaman personnel. A large-scale capacitated network model was developed integrating four allocation policies, seven assignment policies, and numerous personjob eligibility criteria for the SN rating. The formulation allows use of commercially available network computer codes for solving the network model.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations