Manpower & Organization
The Manpower Flight operates as the day-one-consultant for commanders and senior enlisted leaders on matters impacting their positions, organizational structure, processes, and problems.Their services provide tools, training, and facilitation for data-driven decisions regarding all your resources.
Manpower Flight helps you avoid "firefighting" and emphasizes defining the problem, determining the root cause, developing countermeasures, and creating sustainable solutions.
Manpower Flight helps you answer questions such as:
- What problem are you trying to solve?
- Who is the customer for this process?
- What's value-added from the customer perspective?
- What data validates this as a problem?
- What does success look like?
Improvement & Innovation
Continuous Process Improvement & Innovation
Everything you do is a process - there is a starting point, an ending point, and steps in between. Because we are human every process has waste, whether that is money, time, people, space, or transportation. We often develop "work-arounds" to mitigate painful processes. Sometimes processes can be improved incrementally, but sometimes the problems are so significant the only solution is to completely rethink the process (innovation). Our job is to decide which path to take.
Every mission is made up of functions. Functions have standards that ulitimately define how much manpower is required to accomplish the function. We apply those standards and apply other tools to arrive at how your organization is structured and resourced. Sometimes the mission may drive surge or temporary requirements (civilian overhires or MPA days).
We are your source for:
- Unit Manpower Document (UMD)
- Manpower Change Requests (MCR)
- Organizational Change Requests (OCR)
- Security Access Validation (SAV)
- Civilian Position Review (PD)
- Reviewing contracts that involve manpower
- Wartime Requirements/Deployment Tasking
Your CSS will typically have access to that document. Also, your commander and SEL have access. If you have a specific one-time need due to a task, please contact Manpower Flight for that requirement.
Manpower deals with "spaces" not "faces". We work with maintaining the requirements and authorizations on a unit's Unit Manpower Document (UMD) and are responsible for things such as grades and AFSCs. Military and Civilian Personnel assign people against those authorizations.
The Manpower community does not own manpower resources. The functional community controls them. Manpower's role is to help the functional managers at the local and headquarters levels manage those resources. Air Force end strength is the ultimate constraint on how many authorizations may be funded. To the degree that the aggregation of all requirements established by manpower determinants exceed end strength, those resources can only be placed on the UMD as unfunded requirements. The unfunded requirement documents the need and can be used to justify funding in the future.
If the work being done is included in the Process Oriented Description, or POD, that is part of the other work center's manpower determinant, then only the owning work center may receive credit for doing that work. If you are performing a workload that is present on another work center’s POD, that work is considered “assumed.” All assumed workload should be eliminated, if possible. If it the work is not included in another work center's POD, nor is it in your POD, then it must be directed by higher headquarters in order to qualify for a variance. We will be happy to classify any workload you are performing in order to determine whether it qualifies for a variance.