Researcher: Michael Corder
Advisor: Dr. Wang
College: Virginia Wesleyan College
The Bagger Management Project is a research project undertaken
with express intent of allowing greater management functionality within
Armed Forces Comissaries. While cashiers are government employees,
baggers are not. The independent contractor status these military
dependents and spouses hold means that funding for any management software
or equipment is nearly non-existent. As a result, most managers must use
pen and paper to keep track of a plethora of employees. This research
project streamlines management in these facilities allowing for a
simplified work environment for all involved.
In order to accomplish this goal, many features were crafted
and implemented in the project. The most prominent security feature is a
login database that keeps track of users, admins, and superadmins as well
as the various functions each has at their disposal. This ensures that
any individual who accesses the site will see only the pages they were
meant to see and minimizes potential harm to the scheduling.
Users are bagger employees who are able to check their schedule
and request time off. Administrators, meanwhile, are similarly able to
check their schedules, but they have access to other functions as well.
First and foremost, the administrator is able to hire on new baggers and
easily add the new employees to the database, setting the schedule of
these employees as they see fit. Just as easily, administrators can also
remove employees from the database upon employment termination.
Administrators are also able to view requested time off, modify the
schedules of employees, and alter any information concerning employees.
One of the most useful features however, is the ability for administrators
to check the daily schedule to see which employees are scheduled that day
and each employee's associated "bagger fee." (An amount each employee
pays to the manager based upon scheduled hours) The superadministrator,
has access to these features as well as the ability to modify
This project makes extensive use of the database technology in
the MYSQL language as well as website logic and data manipulation through
PHP and HTML. Through application of the principles of each programming
language, a simplification of management has been created that has the
potential to become the management tool of choice throughout armed forces
Project Links User
(Checks user login with user database)