Surface Warfare Officer Manpower Utilization: Introduction of Person-Job Matching on the Assignment Process
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis introduces the concept of Simplified Person-Job Matching SPJM as a means of measuring the effectiveness of the Surface WarfareOfficer Distribution and Assignment process. Data Base analysis of a cohort of officers attending the Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School, their career histories and prospective assignments was performed. Cohort Analysis indicate that 1 on the average, the current distribution and assignment process is doing a marginally adequate job of matching personnel to available billets, 2 process improvement is recommended in that, 17 of 135 officers had prospective assignments to billets that they held no prior experiences for, 3 SPJM analysis resulted in a 22 improvement for SPJM fit and resulted in no assignment of officer to billet without some related experience. Recommendations include 1 implementation of consistent personnel policy in relation to assignment and distribution process, 2 provide budgetary funding for next generation Officer Assignment and Information System OAIS computer software, 3 incorporate computer program to ensure SPJM is accomplished, 4 utilize future software improvements to merge the somewhat adversarial roles of the Assignment and Placement Officers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations