Command civilian workforce strategies to be established
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Thursday in NAVADMIN 061/17 that Echelon II commands must establish civilian workforce strategies by June 30, 2017, following the release of the Navy's Civilian Workforce Framework by Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson.
"The mission of the Navy depends not only on Sailors, but also on civilians who provide critical technical expertise, continuity of knowledge and experience, and diversity of perspective," said Chief of Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke. "The civilian framework is the first step toward identifying what Navy can do to strengthen the civilian workforce, and by extension, the Navy Team as a whole."
Within their strategies, commands should include objectives that align to Civilian Workforce Framework goals as well as measures of outcome-oriented effectiveness to monitor progress and ensure successful completion of these objectives.
"Navy civilians offer unique technical expertise, continuity of knowledge and experience, and diversity of thought and perspective that we need," Burke said.
OPNAV N1C, with the assistance of the Civilian Advisory Board, will support commands in development and management of these strategies, which should include:
* A workforce plan that identifies a baseline of all current authorized civilian workforce billets and position requirements (skills and competencies) at least five to eight years in the future.
* A civilian leader development plan to nurture high potential employees and provide a succession plan for all critical positions reflecting changes to billets and position requirements across the Fiscal Year Defense Plan.
* A talent management plan of how units can streamline internal recruiting and hiring practices to ensure that the Navy is able to attract and retain the best talent
* A plan to enhance employee engagement by enabling a workplace where individuals are proactively and passionately adding value.
* Estimated costs and methods for resourcing career development and education.
* A plan that articulates functional management and community sponsor engagement. Functional Community Managers will assist commands as principal advisors and technical authorities.
* Specific details on where commands need assistance in removing barriers and addressing challenges with supporting their civilian workforce.
NAVADMIN 061/17 can be found at www.npc.navy.mil and the Navy Civilian Workforce Framework can be found at: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/people/cno/Richardson/
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