Accession Number:

ADA422386

Title:

Sensitivity Analysis for an Assignment Incentive Pay in the U.S. Navy Enlisted Personnel Assignment Process in a Simulation Environment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The enlisted personnel assignment process is a major part in the United States Navys Personnel Distribution system. It ensures warfighters and supporting activities receive the right sailor with the right training to the right billet at the right time R4 and is a critical element in meeting the challenges of Seapower 21 and Global CONOPS. In order to attain these optimal goals the ways-to-do-it need to be customer-centered and should optimize both, the Navys needs and the sailors interests. Recent studies and a detailing pilot in 2002 used a web-based marketplace with two-sided matching mechanisms to accomplish this vision. This research examines the introduction of an Assignment Incentive Pay AlP as part of the U,S, Navys enlisted personnel assignment process in a simulation environment. It uses a previously developed simulation tool, including the Deferred Acceptance DA and the Linear Programming LP matching algorithm to simulate the assignment process. The results of the sensitivity analysis suggested that the Navy should mainly emphasize sailor quality rather than saving AIP funds in order to maximize utility and the possible matches When adopting such an introduction policy also the percentage of unstable matches under the LP as the matching algorithm was reduced.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE