Description: The article is mainly talking about seven important and useful steps that we can use in OPM atrrs portal to distribute officers.
As you have most likely seen in the Manning process video, there are seven steps in the dictated cycle as a review, here are the seven steps that we use in OPM d to distribute officers.
This video will focus on the first three steps of the distribution process and the goal this video is to inform unit commanders G ones s ones and individual officers about the MER process in order to provide insight on how to maximize the impact of the unit’s merger submission.
There are four principles to follow when building your mer first keep it short the primary tool for determining which requirements are validated is the distribution requirement list or DRL the vrl is a product built by the OPM d plans section, it captures all projected vacancies and tapas based on the officers year month available to move and the size each vacancy and ID number by listing each vacancy in your unit.
As a priority you simply water down the impact of your mer second ensure the commander endorses the priority third base the requested report dates on tangible events whether the event is a large exercise projected deployment or simply the lost date of the incumbent officer basing the report date off, tangible events will give more meaning to the account manager.
As a result, the report that will be used by the assignment officer to identify personnel by requesting all your vacancies to be filled on the first day of the cycle, you water down your vote, most officers are not available to move on the first day of the distribution window fourth use the remarks tab to shed light on anything that is not in Thomas.
Thomas is the system of record, but not everything can be captured in Thomas if an officer is shown as being on hand in your unit in Thomas, but in reality the officer should be reflected as a loss by not identifying this discrepancy on your murder, you can hinder your ability to receive a back fill as I stated earlier.
There are seven steps in the distribution cycle, the first step of the distribution process starts in reviewing the officers year month availability to move or why Matt to help understand this foundational step of the distribution cycle.
Here is captain Matt Perez the current air defense Artillery senior captain’s career manager in order for the murder accurately depicted units troupe rejected vacancies in the upcoming Manning cycle, it is essential that the assignments division properly updates each individual officers why mavin Thomas for AR six one four dash 100 the why MAV is an administrative demand signal for officers in a potential must move status HRC and other DEA assignment agencies reassign officers who are in a must move status in order to meet army requirements, so what exactly is a must move status an officer in a must move category is an officer who has a scheduled date eligible for return from overseas or DeRose is completing a military or civilian school course in a pcs status has met time on station or tour equity requirements or has met specific officer qualifications in accordance with DM 600 X 3 and is no longer authorized to serve in that unit to look at the Y map report detailed strength report by Conger and Thomas G,
Once an s-1 should drill down into the unit’s officers, but control grade and branch look at their ymf field and ensure that it supports your commanders guidance with respect to the officer development model in dat m600 s3.
For example, let’s look at a second BCT 10th mountain division or 2/1 Mike specifically the projected infantry junior captains if the officers y MAV is in line with the unit’s timeline for the officer, then you can move on to the next officer if however a g1 or s1 feels the current y Matt for an officer and topless is reflected incorrectly, you may need to reach out to the applicable assignment officer before doing, so consider that other factors can influence the y map besides the move criteria, they include the married army couples program or Mac P exceptional family member program EFMP high school stabilization or a 90 day stabilization following a deployment.
After considering those impacts, you still feel the web map isn’t accurate the unit g1 or s1 should contact the applicable assignment officer HRC to work solution prior to completing the unit, each branch assignment officer can be found at W WH RCR mill under the officer tab on the top toolbar though the process may seem a bit confusing and convoluted is important to keep assignment officers informative officers in your command doing.
It will ensure that the MER is as accurate as possible after career managers like captain Perez have scrubbed and updated the Y mags of each officer and their population the mer process can begin at the unit level units should consider using three steps on building their Merc first gather.
The units strength management tools second identify the requirements and third prioritize the requirements captain Jeremy Yama a hydrogen general officer at Kern account manager will now go over which unit internal products can be critical to building the best possible mer in preparation for submission of a units mission essential requirements list g1 s and s ones need to accurately project future strength out to the end of the upcoming distribution cycle.
This will include accounting for forecasted and unfocused of gains and losses will be the key to an accurate strength projection, because these are variables HRC cannot validate in Thomas to assist with this projection g1 s and s.
Ones can update their field grade company grade and command slates with guidance from the unit commander, this will ensure that all inter post transfers are tracked as the unit moves officers located on the installation in and out of key developmental positions.
These tools will assist the unit strength management team with accurately projecting future mission essential requirements and aid in positively communicating these to their HRC Account Manager, this preparation and act of communication with the HRC Account Manager is critical to a units ability to get the right personnel into the right jobs at the right time, now that you have gathered reviewed and updated your strength management tools, the second step in building a mer is to identify the requirements to show exactly how to identify requirements another OPM V Account Manager captain Michael maisonette will walk you through the steps identifying requirements starts by pulling the same detail strength report by congra that captain met Perez mentioned earlier to begin click on the application service icon from here.
You will double click strength, then you’re going to double click detail strength report by Congress, this report automatically takes you out to the end of the current cycle, thus ensuring that you see the full needs of your unit in this example.
I’m going to search for majors at 1st Armored Division on this screen, you will choose either commissioned officer or warrant depending on your search needs, then you will enter your three-digit DML or DMS L in the appropriate box then in conger select I 5 for major then in sort by select as gog which will display all the skills for which you have major authorizations.
Then select combined to include all your possible officers, let’s take a look at 15 Bravo majors, it appears that this unit is short by 115 Bravo major after a check in the o1 alpha o 2 alpha and Oh – Bravo numbers, you see that there is no additional aviation major there, so this is a valid shortage and you should place the position on them on your mur for the unit commanders approval and prioritization.
Let’s fill out the MER file the first column is priority, this is the number that defines the importance of your requirement to your command relative to other requirements, the lower the number, the more important it is.
This should be the last block you complete on your mur prior to submitting it rec ID, this field is used for units who build their own requisitions in Thomas and then have their OPM V account manager validate them, if this is you populate the req ID for the position into the DRL, if this is not you then leave it blank UIC this is the UIC to which you want your OPM via account manager to build a requisition for the listed requirement.
This should match your authorization document, this field is especially critical for units or commands with geographically disparate locations to ensure officers are arriving to the correct locations.
I will use a generic UIC type whiskey Zulu 0 0 Zulu DML DMS L, this three character alphanumeric code should correspond to your unit and is used for running strength projection reports in Thomas in this case, it will be D ml 1 ad and then the division commander will place the officer in the appropriate DMS L at a later date staff section slash organization this is an optional free text field to provide clarity on where the projected vacancy is inside of your organization.
In this example, we will say division aviation section paragraph line, this is the paragraph and line number of their authorization on the M toe, this generic is the control grade of the authorization in your document, in this case the authorization is i-5.
If you would like to position filled by a great different than the authorization, then please include this information in the remarks AOC, this is the assigned officer concentration of the position for this case, it is a 15 Bravo locations slash arc Mayo an optional free text field to provide more information about the position, this is typically only used for overseas commands or in cases where the authorization is geographically disparate from the rest of the formation in this case location is TV Jade all.
This is a self-explanatory field, its projected vacancy is an age eight all billet include the Jade all number if you aren’t sure what this is, it probably doesn’t apply to you, in this case, it is blank deployer annotate here whether you expect the officer to deploy within twelve months of arriving this ensures hrc sends you an officer.
That is not dwell restricted or non-deployable again, this will be blank for our example name of current film, this self-explanatory field allows us to easily find the officer in Thomas that is vacating the position to verify the loss or to get further information about the timing in our example, we will type major Jones, this is generic answer, but we know that someone is in the position because the current strength Thomas is nineteen of nineteen law state, when do you expect the incumbent to vacate to position after looking at major Jones’s? Why math and projected leave?
We can see that major Jones is a loss on one August 2015 rec report date, this optional field should be tied to an operational requirement listed at the bottom of your Merc in this case rec report date is 1 July in order to allow enough time for improv and a good handover from major Jones top miss strength projection.
This field should come right from Thomas run a strength projection report for that grade and skill and list the information as the number projected by the number authorized, by the percentage fill real strength projections.
This field should describe what reality is, if there are losses or changes that are not appearing in Thomas usually caused by intra post transfers, this is where you should list your true anticipated strength, if the top miss projection and the real strength projection are different be sure your marks were clarify this discrepancy, in this case, the real strength projection is 89% remarks.
This free text field is used to describe the requirement more completely, sometimes it’s truly as simple as is being a projected vacancy, that is clearly depicted in Thomas however it is frequently more complex than that and should clearly account for all the factors that make this projected vacancy and consider admission essential more details are better this is blank.
For example, continue to populate your Merc with true projected vacancies until you have accounted for each critical position request now the captain Mason as walked us through on how to identify the requirements the third and final step in building the Merv is to have the unit commander prioritize the requirements.
After you’ve gotten approval from your command on the priority for each request, it’s time to submit the murder to the appropriate Account Manager, after you submit the merge to your account manager, they will then review the product and provide feedback to give you an idea of the feedback, you will receive from the account manager.
Once I receive a mur, I’m going to look at it and give feedback on the probability that a valid requisition will be built based on our me man and guidance and the projected strength and Thomas, if the unit is below army Manning guidance in both aggregate strength and in a specific specialty, there is a strong possibility that the requisition will be created another area.
I will look at is the requested report dates, I will provide feedback to the unit on feasibility of an officer arriving on the requested date, it is important to place comments in the remarks and in the major events section, so I can convey those facts in a distribution conference.
I will provide that feedback prior to the distribution conference in order to provide the unit one last opportunity to convey which requests are critical before the conference starts by following the advice presented.
In this video, you have sent a clear message to the OPM D team and in doing so, you have increased the chances of OPM D achieving their goal of precision personnel support that meets operational requirements thanks for watching and on behalf of the active component distribution team officer Personnel Management Directorate and human resources command.