Accession Number:

ADA218593

Title:

An Integrative Modeling Approach for Managing the Total Defense Labor Force

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This report introduces an integrative approach to evaluating the cost-effectiveness of Department of Defense manpower decisions. The approachs objective is to capture cost and effectiveness implications that result from interactions among DoDs labor management systems-interaction, for example, among systems that determine 1 Potential wartime operational goals and peacetime operating objectives 2 The mix of active, reserve, and civilian manning 3 The size and structure of peacetime personnel inventories and 4 Coordination between combat-related or direct manpower and indirect manpower support activities. An integrative approach can revise cost-effectiveness findings from those obtained in a narrower context. Indeed, manning decisions that appear cost-effective according to fairly standard evaluation methodologies can be shown to cause higher costs or reduced effectiveness when subjected to a more comprehensive analysis. This report demonstrates that fact using simple numerical illustrations of two prominent types of decisions A Decisions about the activereserve balance, i.e., about whether to shift certain missions from active to reserve components or vice versa and B Decisions about civilization, i.e., whether to replace military manning in certain support functions with civilians or vice versa.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE