A Linear Programming Approach to Position-Salary Evaluation in School Personnel Administration.

by James E. Bruno

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Formulation and application of a linear programming model to a position-salary evaluation scheme for a local school district. A salary schedule is developed which (1) reflects the economic demands for the particular skill possessed by the personnel and (2) allows for equitable remuneration for individual personnel commensurate with contributions to the accomplishment of the objectives of the district. Procedures for developing a model are summarized: determination of school district objectives, identification of personnel by function (position), establishment of personnel factors (performance characteristics) and the relative importance of these factors to objectives, formulation of equations to represent positions at various levels in the salary hierarchy, and inclusion of environmental constraints. The proposed evaluation scheme might have wide application in the Air Force as well as in the civilian sector. 29 pp.

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