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AFPC, AFMC temporarily collaborate to staff AFMC vacancies: Air Force print news (April 23, 2008).

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force Personnel Center and Air Force Materiel Command officials are partnering to reduce the number of Air Force civilian personnel actions currently in the system. Four AFMC bases temporarily will assume responsibility for all AFMC civilian fill actions.

The large civilian centers at Hill, Robins, Tinker, and Wright-Patterson Air Force bases will assist AFPC by working all AFMC civilian actions until September 2009, when the responsibility will return to AFPC.

"We are carving out time to establish a flexible process that will allow for the ebb and flow of civilian actions in the Air Force," said Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain, AFPC commander. "New initiatives of the past 12 months, such as the implementation of a new staffing tool and National Security Personnel System, have culminated in a buildup of work."

AFPC specialists now fill positions using both General Schedule and NSPS processes and rules, which has significantly increased workload and the need for advanced training. Under NSPS, the classification system, compensation structure, and staffing component varies drastically from GS, impacting AFPC's ability to swiftly fill civilian vacancies.

Since the four AFMC civilian centers still process civilian actions, they are equipped and staffed to absorb the temporary workload. This initiative will benefit other major commands within the Air Force by freeing up AFPC personnel to support their hiring requirements.

Air Force-wide, AFPC currently has more than 9,500 requests for personnel fill actions in process, with 500 to 700 new requests coming in weekly. AFMC employs 39 percent of the Air Force civilian population.

"This is one of many initiatives AFPC is taking to reduce the number of vacancies," said McClain. "We fully understand the mission impact and appreciate the support, not only from AFMC but from all major commands, in working this critical issue."
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Title Annotation:Career Development; Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Materiel Command
Publication:Defense AT & L
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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