Accession Number:

ADA224759

Title:

Extending the Time to Proficiency Model for Simultaneous Application to Multiple Jobs

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical paper Oct 1988-Apr 1990

Corporate Author:

METRICA INC SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Time to Proficiency TTP Model Carpenter, Monaco, OMara, Teachout, 1989 lined job performance and enlistment standards. The model considered aptitude, productivity, cost, and attrition data on first-term Avionics Communications Specialists 328X0. It combined the data to identify an aptitude standard which minimized cost per productive unit for the specialty. A problem with the Carpenter et al. 1989 model is that it only allowed analysis of a single Air Force speciality AFS, independent of others. This results in minimum standards for an AFS that are too high when Air-Force wide manning requirements and the finite applicant pool are considered. This paper proposes an extension of the model to accommodate several AFSs simultaneously and interdependently. The extended model allocates a given recruit pool to AFSs such that cost per productive unit is minimized across the specialties. The extended model allows determination of the effects on standards, of changes in the recruit pool or AFS manning requirements. The paper demonstrates the extended model using six AFSs with job performance measures collected under the Job Performance Measurement project. Keywords Classification, Enlistment standards, Job performance, Linkage, Productive capacity, Productivity, Proficiency, Model, Selection.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE