ERIC Number: ED117411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
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A Multi-Objective Model for Planning Equal Employment Opportunities. Research Report No. 23. Revised Edition.
Charnes, A.; And Others
The document suggests some new modeling approcaches for equal employment opportunity (EEO) planning. Previous manpower planning models of the Office of Civilian Manpower Management have utilized multi-period Markoff processes embedded in goal programing (multiple objective) models. These are here extended to EEO plans directed to changing the mix of employees over time. At each point in the planning interval, the organization is taken as given (for example, in terms of the probabilities for promotion, transfer, etc.) when formulating manpower programs. Over time, however, these organization processes are submitted to planned changes which alter the probabilities of occurrence for these events. The Merit Promotion System is preserved and other controls are also imposed explicity for the exercise of managerial discretion. The focus here is on an ordinary (absolute value) formulation of objectives and a numerical illustration is supplied with differing weights for each of the indicated classes of objectives. Other types of objectives are briefly discussed, along with different approaches to problems of validation and, subsequently, implementation in a U. S. Navy context. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Office of Civilian Manpower Management (Navy), Washington, DC.