Upward Mobility Using Job Restructuring

FPCD-77-8: Published: Jan 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1977.

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In June 1976 the Department of the Air Force issued an Upward Mobility Training Agreement to enhance employees' upward mobility opportunities. A review was conducted of the progress of the Upward Mobility Program at the departmental level and at three field activities.

Field activities are reporting Upward Mobility costs in an inconsistent manner, and lack of departmental guidelines has resulted in reporting inaccurate and incomplete Upward Mobility program costs. The Air Force Training Agreement emphasizes that participants should be selected in accordance with local merit promotion principles. The way in which ranking is used for selecting Upward Mobility participants is not effective, and individuals without the necessary knowledge of Upward Mobility career fields are serving on interview panels.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

    Recommendation: The Air Force should: develop guidelines which insure that program costs are collected and reported completely and accurately; issue guidelines emphasizing the need to monitor supervisory appraisal scores of employees' current performance, take steps to insure that knowledgeable panel members are selected; and insure that effective ranking factors are used to select Upward Mobility participants.

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