Occupational and Instructional Productivity and Placement System
The Occupational and Instructional Productivity and Placement System (OIPPS) is a government-operated system of standardized assessment and workforce distribution managed by the Office of Assessment and Placement (OAP) on behalf of the Bureau of Education and Enlightenment (BEE).
Pupils pursuing education at a public institution of learning are entitled to participation in the OIPPS to acquire government-assisted assessment of their aptitudes to achieve placement for further education, research appointments, or employment.
Students may use the standardized assessment to receive a placement for the next level of their formal secondary or tertiary education at a college or university. Persons graduating from a course of formal education as well as workers pursuing employment changing may also use the OIPPS for placement in a position of employment based upon their proficiencies and qualifications. Those with advanced academic credentials may also select research assignments in universities, independent labs, or other research institutes.
Students attending public schools and universities and workforce participants who are taxpayers in good standing may take place in the OIPPS at no cost and are promised a 100% placement rate for educational assignments, research appointments, and career and occupational positions. Students at private institutions of education are generally disallowed from participating in OIPPS without payment of a significant fee; these participants must also accept varying levels of disadvantage or competition against other job applicants depending upon the level of government subsidy given toward their private education. Non-participants are otherwise subject to traditional participation in the open employment marketplace with no particular assurance of job placement.
Participants are guaranteed a placement that is a match between their qualifications and aptitudes and the workforce needs in Illuminatia. However, participants may also specify personal preferences and attempt placement in positions that meet their desires and inclinations. Such placements may be awarded if the position is not a necessary match for other OIPPS participants or in situations of workforce shortages. Preference-influenced occupational placements have the potential to be awarded with a modestly reduced level of monetary compensation.
The Occupational and Instructional Productivity and Placement System uses advanced databases, dynamic scoring, sophisticated economic forecasting, psychosocial evaluation, and preference-based calculations to provide placement suggestions that take into account a complicated set of data points, predictions, and statistical analyses of past workforce trends. The OIPPS also contains inputs for custom modules with which research, technology, industry, and cultural institutions can connect to inform the system of planned special workforce, research, and other intellectual and creative requirements relating to novel enterprises, such as technology development campaigns, exploration missions, technological problem-solving crusades, and special cultural programs. This allows the OIPPS to respond to planned special initiatives across Illuminatia by ramping-up the scholar pool and labor availability within specific aptitudes well ahead of realized workforce needs. The OIPPS utilizes a basic framework originally developed to coordinate Lucidus mission preparation on Earth to power a system that is able to coordinate the supply of generalized labor force needs multiple generations in advance.