Mathematical Relationships Between Pay Grade Structure, Longevity, and Promotion Policy
Published Date: December 1, 1988
During the derivation of manpower requirements and personnel management policies, it is quite possible to specify a pay grade profile, longevity distribution, and promotion policy that are inconsistent and cannot be simultaneously satisfied. This research memorandum describes precise conditions under which particular specifications of pay grade structure, longevity, and promotion policy lead to an executable force structure. In particular, it is shown that a too stringent 'up or out' policy leads to an unexecutable force structure.