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Vehicle Maintenance Manpower Requirements for U.S. Army Installation Directorates of Engineering and Housing Based on Air Force, Navy, and Army Reserves' Staffing Techniques.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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An Army investigation of staffing techniques has been mandated by Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel Initiative MS3. However, the study will not address staffing methods for vehicle maintenance sections until the early 1990s. To help fill the need for specific guidance in the interim, this report compares staffing techniques used by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army Reserves with guidance for staffing U.S. Army installation Directorate of Engineering and Housing DEH vehicle maintenance activities. To make comparisons, manpower requirements data totaling two megabytes of information from 28 U.S. Army Forces Command FORSCOM and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC installations were collected and analyzed. Some adjustment factors were developed for DEH shops that perform levels of maintenance different from those of the other organizations. Results show that authorized Army staffing for the DEH vehicle maintenance shops is 43 percent of the authorized Air Force staffing and 130 percent of the authorized Army Reserves staffing in contrast, the actual Army staffing is 39 percent of the actual Air Force staffing and 127 percent of the actual Army Reserves staffing. A comparison with the Navy technique, which requires estimates of mileage and operating hours, was not possible since these data were missing too often from the information collected. Keywords Vehicles, Maintenance personnel, Manpower.
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