STRATEGIC PERSONNEL MODELLING FOR THE DENTAL CLINIC ASSISTANT MILITARY OCCUPATION

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Authors
  1. Kerzner, L.F.
  2. Jesion, A.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Operational Research (Corporate, Air & Maritime)
Abstract
The Canadian Forces Dental Service (CFDS) is undergoing significant reengineering as a result of direction to make the CFDS more operationally oriented and cost-effective. A major factor in the evolution of the Dental Branch is the proposal to reinstate the MCPL rank for the Dental Clinic Assistant military occupation (MOC 722) which would accompany a significant reduction in Preferred Manning Levels (PMLs) for this MOC. As a result of concerns about the viability of this MOC after such sweeping change, the Personnel Research Team (PRT) was requested to develop and run a personnel model of MOC 722 to examine the long term effects of these restructuring proposals. Modelling results suggest that personnel in this MOC are facing significant turbulence as a result of the introduction of the MCPL rank and PML reductions. A "double hump" experience profile is anticipated with relatively low experience levels for the CPL and MCPL rank and relatively high experience levels at the more senior ranks. Promotion chances (to the MCPL rank) fluctuate dramatically over the next two decades. Despite the short term disruptions, the proposed MOC structure is viable and has many desirable characteristics of a healthy occupation.
Keywords
Military occupations;Downsizing;Dental Clinic Assistant;Military occupations;Career planning;Military personnel policy
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CAM)-RN-9811 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Jul 1998
Number of Pages
33
DSTKIM No
98-01930
CANDIS No
508775
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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