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 for personnel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personnel \Per`son`nel"\, n. [F. See Personal.]
     The body of persons employed in some public service, as the
     army, navy, etc.; -- distinguished from materiel.
     [1913 Webster] person-to-person

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is
           necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" [syn:
           force, personnel]
      2: the department responsible for hiring and training and
         placing employees and for setting policies for personnel
         management [syn: personnel department, personnel office,
         personnel, staff office]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "personnel":
     agent, alternate, alternative, analogy, backup, change, changeling,
     comparison, copy, counterfeit, crew, deputy, double, dummy,
     employees, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, fake,
     fighting force, fill-in, firepower, force, forces, gang, ghost,
     ghostwriter, hands, help, hired help, imitation, locum tenens,
     makeshift, men, metaphor, metonymy, next best thing, phony,
     pinch hitter, proxy, relief, replacement, representative, reserves,
     retinue, ringer, second string, secondary, servantry, sign, spares,
     staff, stand-in, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution,
     succedaneum, superseder, supplanter, surrogate, symbol, synecdoche,
     the big battalions, the help, third string, token, troops,
     understudy, units, utility player, vicar, vice-president,
     vice-regent, work force

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