Validating and Enhancing the Corps of Engineers Resource and Military Manpower System
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Resource and Military Manpower System CERAMMS forecasts manpower and funding requirements for military design and construction programs. After 3 years of use, we found CERAMMS to still be valid at the appropriate organizational levels. For fiscal year 1989, the total manpower requirement estimated CERAMMS based on actual workload was within 1 percent of actual total manpower utilization. To increase the value of CERAMMS and help ensure its acceptance as an official Army staffing standard, we also identified 38 functional standard work center codes used in developing Army Tables of Distribution and Allowances, estimated manpower utilization coefficients by type of work for each such code, and incorporated this additional information into CERAMMS. We recommended the continued use of CERAMMS to determine Corps military manpower and funding requirements and to identify field organizations with usually high or low levels of apparent efficiency. We also recommended that the functional codes be revised as appropriate, and that similar validation efforts be repeated in the future.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Civil Engineering