The Manpower & Organization office offers more than just what they are known for. Beyond that, they offer Mandatory Advisory Studies (MAS)/Consultant Services that assist Air Force managers in achieving mission objections.
Please contact the manpower office, 830-298-5995 for assistance. Your Commander's Support Staff office or resource manager should also have that information, as they work together with the manpower office to support your unit.
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.