Developing Cost-Effectiveness Guidelines for Managing Personnel Resources in a Total Force Context,
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The current study extends the previous research in three ways. First, we show how the findings from applying the TFM model can be used to develop guidelines for manning various types of defense activities. For general oversight purposes, screening criteria can be based on the answers to specific questions about an activitys peacetime and wartime work loads about the relative contributions that activities, reserves, and civilians can make and about the comparisons of their costs. These screening criteria can be implemented using tables and charts similar to those developed here to determine the least costly manning mix consistent with achieving all work loads. We also illustrated the structure of fully specified linear programming models that can generate results for detailed manpower and personnel management.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations