ERIC Number: ED081995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-21
The Officer Distribution System and Its Dysfunctional Effect Upon Career Management.
Falter, Vincent F.; And Others
The research paper examines the following hypothesis: the current US Army Officer Distribution System is inadequate in design and execution to respond to change and has caused dysfunctional effects in the area of career management not previously identified with the process of officer distribution. The research methodology into officer assignment policies and their effects included library and survey research as well as in-depth interviews. It is concluded that the Distribution System installed in 1947 and in use today is, in fact, largely responsible for such professional ills as: 'ticket punching,' job dissatisfaction, uncoordinated and inconsistent assignment patterns, uneven distribution of quality, and a general failure of confidence in the management of careers by the Department of the Army. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Interviews, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Literature Reviews, Military Personnel, Officer Personnel, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-763 244, MF $1.45, HC $7.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.