Manpower, Personnel, and Training Assessment (MPTA) Handbook
Final rept. 1-30 Jun 2012
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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The Manpower, Personnel, and Training Assessment MPTA is part of the Human Systems Integration Assessment HSIA that supports each Acquisition Milestone Review. Originally, the MPTA was completed by the Human Resources Command and reviewed the availability and completeness of the documents defining a developmental systems manpower, personnel, and training MPT requirements. There was no technical analysis of how well the requirements were met. In 2005 that responsibility was transferred to the US Army Research Laboratorys ARLs Human Research and Engineering Directorate HRED. The ARL-HRED field elements are experienced in the use of field data to provide technical human-factors analysis but some of the practitioners have less experience conducting MPTAs. The MPTA Handbook provides current guidelines for conducting an MPTA. It includes a list of the critical documents needed for the assessment which agency produced each document and the documents contribution to the MPTA. It also includes 2 checklists one to ensure the documents needed to support the MPTA are available and complete, and one to support the analysis of the technical suitability of the MPT characteristics of the proposed system. The purpose of this handbook is to provide the basis for more uniform, complete, and comprehensive MPTAs.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations