Utilization of Pregnant Enlisted Women Transferred Off Ships
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of this study was to determine how shore commands utilize women who are transferred off ships because of pregnancy. Commands that often receive women who are transferred off ships due to pregnancy were identified. A structured interview was used to collect data from supervisors of enlisted women who had transferred from afloat commands to shore activities due to pregnancy. Women who transferred off ships due to pregnancy, and who were pregnant at the time of the study, completed a short survey. Key findings were 1 At every activity, some effort was made to assign pregnant women to jobs appropriate for their ratings. 2 About half the pregnant women are assigned to a work center that allowed them to perform appropriate tasks for their rating. 3 Nonrated personnel were sometimes difficult to place, especially if they did not have clerical skills. 4 Most pregnant women were not simply doing busy-work supervisors felt that whatever the job performed, pregnant women were useful to the work center. 5 At the work center level, supervisors seemed to appreciate the pregnant women they encountered. Few women reported negative treatment from their supervisors or coworkers. Pregnancy, Utilization.
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