NAVY MANNING PLAN FOR OFFICERS
The Navy manning plan for officers (NMPO) will
replace the officer manning plan (OMP). The NMPO
aligns officer billets and personnel inventory as
mandated by the Defense Officer Personnel
Management Act (DOPMA). Grades must match supply
and demand requirements in the control grades of
lieutenant commander through captain.
The NMPO decentralizes the detailing process;
allows flexibility and authority for officer placement
and the activity being manned; eliminates the need for
manpower claimants to designate billets to be gapped;
increases the dialogue between placement officers and
respective commands, a strength of pre-OMP days; and
fair-shares officer inventory across requirements, The
plan provides three levels of control in achieving the
Distributable officer inventory is identified by
designator and paygrade. Inventory is then matched, on
a fair-share basis, against combined authorizations
within activity categories. This is done to satisfy
CNO-established activity category manning percentage
Using the number and grade of officers allocated to
each activity category, in comparison to billets
authorized, CHNAVPERS determines the actual
manning of each activity within its parent category.
Thesemanning decisions arc issued semiannually in an
OPNAVNOTE 1040, indicating projected
authorizations and planned fill levels. Planned manning
levels are shown in activity officer distribution control
CHNAVPERS assigns the best qualified officers to
achieve prescribed fill levels as coordinated between
placement officers and their respective activity COs.
Assignments in excess of planned billets fill levels are
not made without explicit CNO/CHNAVPERS
NMPO implementation will occur overtime in three
distinct phases. NMPO will be implemented first for
unrestricted line (URL) officers, then for limited duty
officers (LDOs), chief warrant officers (CWOs), and
restricted line (RL) officers, and finally for staff officers.
NMPO will not be an overnight answer to manning
previously gapped billets, but will fill these shortages
through the normal rotation, accession, and training
process. There is a possibility that the phases discussed
in this section will have already occurred by the time
this TRAMAN is published.
ENLISTED PRIORITY MANNING
The need for priority manning is dictated by the fact
that the mission accomplishment of some activities is
especially essential to national interests and these
activities must be properly manned, even when
personnel shortages exist. Authorized priority manning
is indicated on activity manpower authorizations and
may encompass up to 100 percent manning in quality
and quantity for all or part of the activity. Priority
manning may be on a continuous basis or may exist only
for specified periods of time.
MANNING CONTROL AUTHORITIES
Continuous management of authorized priority
manning is necessary to assure mission accomplishment
and because a decision to priority man an activity is also
a decision to underman other activities. The manning
control authorities (MCAs) tasked to help the CNO in
managing requirements for priority manning are as
CHNAVPERSfor all activities identified with
MCA CHNAVPERS on the Enlisted Distribution and
Verification Report (EDVR).
Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
(CINCLANTFLT)for all activities identified with
MCA CINCLANTFLT on the EDVR.
Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
(CINCPACFLT)for all activities identified with MCA
CINCPACFLT on the EDVR.
(COMNAVRESFOR)for all activities identified with
MCA COMNAVRESFOR on the EDVR.
Only CNO may authorize and direct priority 1 and
2 manning. The MCAs may authorize and direct priority
3 manning for their assigned activities only.