Development of a Personal Computer-Based Enlisted Personnel Allocation System (PC-EPAS)
Final rept. Aug 1997-May 1999
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report summarizes the development of tile PC-Based Enlisted Personnel Allocation System EPAS through completion of the Functional Description phase circa 1998. EPAS is a software system designed to introduce person-job-match optimization into REQUEST, the Armys training reservation system. This report reflects the results of research conducted and sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Institute over the 1993 - 1998 period. This work established the feasibility of using sophisticated optimization procedures to improve classification efficiency, as well as the additional classification gains made possible by utilizing measures of soldier performance as assignment composites in the classification process. The production version of EPAS, designed as an enhancement to and subsystem of REQUEST, will be transparent to Army applicant and career counselor. Evaluation field-testing is scheduled for FY 2002-2003.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Programming and Software