ERIC Number: ED110708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Value of Personnel Classification Information.
Abellera, James W.; And Others
The study outlines the development of a methodology for meaningfully estimating the value of classification information used by the Air Force to make selection and job assignment decisions which lead to the satisfaction of first-term enlisted manpower requirements. The methodology, called the optimal allocation strategy, is employed to solve a representative allocation problem in a hypothetical enlistment year. The exercise serves to show how the value of available personnel information may be estimated when used in the most efficient manner possible. Four conclusions are drawn from the study: the value of military classification information currently available to the Air Force can be estimated in tangible terms; the value of even better classification information which could become available in the future as a result of specific research can be estimated in tangible terms; the means for getting the most out of current available information exist; and a variety of personnel policies and programs can be evaluated in terms of both real and realizable dollar payoffs. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.