ERIC Number: ED117439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Potential Uses of the Functional Account Code in Describing Job Requirements. Final Report for Period March 1974-June 1975.
Wiley, Llewellyn N.
A major problem in the utilization of personnel appears in the identification of skills and knowledges acquired in job assignments held in the past. Lack of regular job inventorying of Air Force personnel by individuals rather than samples makes it infeasible to use job inventories to recapture a given airman's record. The possibility of using the Functional Account Code (FAC) in occupational analysis was formulated and a preliminary assessment to verify its potential is presented in the study. The study was made possible with the use of a file of records on all studies clustering job inventories from 1965-1971 with the FAC for each airman included. It was first shown that, when individuals are sequenced by FAC, the job clustering corresponds well with the FAC. Seventy-five Air Force Systems Commands are shown in graphic form. A more intensive analysis was then made of the Administration Specialist ladder, which contains the largest number of FAC's of any specialty. It was found that FAC titles agreed well with the titles assigned to job clusters by the analyst who interpreted the homogeneous grouping of the job inventories. Longitudinal analyses are planned as a continuation of the study. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.