Accession Number:

ADA209274

Title:

Enlisted Personnel Allocation System. Volume 1 and 2 - Appendixes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., Oct 1986-Sep 1987

Corporate Author:

GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

242.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI is undertaking a comprehensive research program designed to improve the selection, classification, and allocation of Army personnel. A key part of this program is the Enlisted Personnel Allocation System EPAS. EPAS will improve personnel performance by achieving a better match between the Armys requirements and the capabilities of the people applying for service. This Annual Progress Report presents an overview of the current prototype version of EPAS. Appendix A presents a summary of the analysis that led to this formulation. Appendix B contains a detailed functional analysis of the current EPAS. The prototype decision support system DSS, the Enlisted Personnel Allocation System EPAS uses forecasting and large-scale linear optimization to improve the Armys person-job match capabilities. Because of the complexity of this effort, the authors first developed a reduced-scale prototype to evaluate their systems design. The prototype system validated the EPAS design concept. The prototype demonstrated the feasibility of using this complex DSS to guide Army guidance counselors classification decisions and to evaluate their systems design. The prototype system validated the EPAS design concept. The prototype demonstrated the feasibility of using this complex DSS to guide Army guidance counselors classification decisions and to evaluate recruiting strategies.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE