Volume 35, Issue 5 (September 1990)
Management Analysis: A Mathematical Model for Determining the Staffing Requirements of a Forensic Science Laboratory System
A staffing model was developed for use by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Command in determining the number of personnel required to staff the 15 technical divisions of its three forensic science laboratories adequately. Regression analysis was used to develop formulas for predicting the number of technical man-hours required to process a predicted evidence work load. Techniques were adopted for estimating the requirements for nontechnical man-hours. A forecasting system was designed to project future work load requirements. The model links these components to predict manpower requirements based upon year-to-year changes in case submissions.