A personnel assignment problem

P. Ramanan, J. S. Deogun, C. L. Liu

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The following personnel assignment problem is considered. Let (T, ≤) be a linearly ordered set where T is a set (of people), and let (P, ≤) be a partially ordered set where P, a set of positions of two types, is of the same cardinality as T. Each person i in T is to be assigned to a position. A feasible assignment of personnel to positions is an embedding of (P, ≤) in (T, ≤). Given measures of each person's effectiveness in both types of positions, an optimal assignment maximizes the total measure of effectiveness. The general assignment problem is shown to be NP-complete. O(n log n) algorithms for two special cases of the problem are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-144
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Algorithms
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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