The Navys concern for effective management of
manpower resources has never been greater, especially
with the reduction of the U.S. Armed Forces. Navy
manpower strength will certainly decrease. The Navys
objective in manpower management is to distribute
personnel to activities where their talents are required
and are best used. As a Personnelman first class (PN1)
or Chief Personnel man (PNC) you need to have
knowledge of manpower management. This chapter is
designed to provide you with the knowledge and
terminology to help you understand manpower
management. When you prepare manpower change
requests, refer to this chapter, OPNAVINST 1000.16G,
and other pertinent publications.
MANUAL OF NAVY TOTAL FORCE
MANPOWER POLICIES AND
OPNAVINST 1000.16G is the same document as
the title Manual of Navy Total Force Manpower
Policies and Procedures implies. The title has been
changed through the years, with this being the latest.
Changes, of course, have been incorporated in all
revisions to show the latest information and procedures.
OPNAVINST 1000.16G aids all levels of the chain of
command in the management of total force manpower
resources. The manual describes how the Navy
determines, forecasts, and programs manpower for
ships, aviation squadrons, shore activities, staffs, and
new developments. The manpower managers and others
involved in the management of manpower resources use
this manual. Manpower managers are commanders,
commanding officers (COs), officers in charge (OICs),
and staff personnel who have control of manpower
The Manual of Navy Total Force Manpower
Policies and Procedures, OPNAVINST 1000.16G, has
several important purposes. Some of them are listed as
Provide information, outline policy and
procedures, and assign responsibilities for the various
programs that document the Navys wartime and
peacetime demand for manpower assets.
Provide information and outline procedures for
programming manpower, determining future manpower
requirements, and a description of Hardware/Manpower
(HARDMAN) Integration. The HARDMAN process is
a Navywide standardized set of procedures. This
process identifies the manpower, personnel, and training
requirements for all ships and aircraft systems acquired
through the Weapon Systems Acquisition Process
Issue policies of the Chief of Naval Operations
(CNO) on Navy total force manpower.
provide information, policies, and procedures
about the Navys officer subspecialty system.
Appoint and assign responsibilities to resource
sponsors and manpower managers. A resource sponsor
is an OPNAV principal official responsible for
combining resources that form inputs to warfare and
Assign responsibilities to manpower claimants.
In the resource management system, manpower
claimants are the major commanders or bureaus that are
authorized manpower resources directly by the CNO for
the accomplishment of the assigned mission and tasks.
Assign responsibilities to COs and OICs for the
review and management of their manpower.
Issue codes that are not contained in other
publications for use in manpower authorizations.
Provide comprehensive definitions and planning
guidance for manpower in all mobilization phases.
Establish procedures for requesting changes to
manpower authorizations. Provide examples of
properly prepared Manpower Authorization Change
Requests, OPNAV 1000/4A.
Define the Manpower Claimant Access Support
System (MANCLASS) role as the vehicle to submit
manpower authorization change requests via the chain
of command to update the Navy Manpower Data
Accounting System (NMDAS) billet file. MANCLASS