Accession Number:

ADA218278

Title:

An Analysis of the Status of and Factors Influencing Mobility of the Air Force Civilian Logistician. Part 1

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

Senior military managers need the ability to move manpower resources where they are most needed. Senior Air Force managers have voiced concern that the civilian work force is becoming less mobile. The absence of a mobile civilian work force may inhibit and constrain the ability of Air Force leaders to efficiently employ public resources to accomplish the Air Force mission. A four-phase research effort was designed to locate information about the mobility of civilian logisticians, to develop a means of gathering this information, and to present the data in a readily understood and useful manner. During Phase One, specific research objectives were developed to describe the extent of mobility of Air Force civilian logisticians, to describe the patterns of their mobility, and to identify the factors which influence their mobility decisions and to solicit the opinions of civilian logisticians about the subject of geographic mobility. A complex search of the literature and government personnel data bases indicated that the required data was not available. During Phase Two, a method for accomplishing the objectives was developed. A mailed survey questionnaire was determined to be the most economical means of gathering the required data. this questionnaire was developed, revised, and determined to be valid and reliable. The data collection plan included detailed plans for administering the questionnaire during Phase Three, and the measurement and display techniques which will be used during Phase Four to analyze and present the data. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE