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CHAPTER 3 ASSIGNMENTS AND RETENTION To promote maximum readiness and stability both afloat and ashore, the Navy designed a system for the assignment  of  personnel  among  various  types  of  duty classified   as   seahore   duty.   This   system   permits equitable opportunity for personnel to serve in duty they consider  desirable. Having an assignment system is only one of the many elements needed to make a strong Navy. It is important to remember that with the all-volunteer force concept,  the  Navy’s  ability  to  retain  the  number  of quality   personnel   needed   to   meet   manpower requirements is dependent upon the level of career satisfaction  offered  by  service  of  the  Navy.  Good retention does not just happen, it is created. In  this  chapter  we  discuss  the  Navy’s  assignment system  and  the  required  interviews  of  the  counseling interview system that are essential to the success of the Navy’s  retention  program. ASSIGNMENTS To  support  the  Bureau  of  Naval  Personnel (BUERS)   in   exercising   the   responsibility   for controlling the assignment of enlisted personnel and the responsibility  of  the  fleet  commanders  for  the  readiness of  activities  under  their  command,  three  distinct  and separate  functions  of  enlisted  distribution  management controls were established. These are allocation control, manning  control,  and  assignment  control.  Additionally, all activities are assigned to one of the four manning control  authorities  (MCAs).  Generally,  continental United States (CONUS) shore activities are under one of two MCAs. Ships, squadrons, and activities in the Pacific  Ocean  area  are  under  an  MCA;  and  ships, squadrons, and activities in the Atlantic Ocean area are under  another  MCA. .  Allocation  control,  exercised  solely  by BUPERS,   is   the   function   of   allocating   available personnel resources to the four MCAs. l  Manning  control  consists  of  two  functions, manning and placement. This control is exercised by the MCA.  Manning  is  the  function  of  determining  the quality,  quantity,  and  priority  for  assignment  of personnel to all billets within a composite. Placement is the  function  of  communicating  unit  personnel  vacancies to  the  assignment  control  authorities  (ACAs)  and directing the order in which these vacancies are to be filled. . Assignment control is the selecting, detailing, and  ordering  of  certain  individuals  to  fill  billets according  to  manning  levels  and  priorities  designated by the MCA. BUPERS is the assignment control for designated   strikers   and   all   petty   officers;   the Commanding Officer, Enlisted Personnel Management Center  (EPMAC),  New  Orleans,  is  the  assignment control for all undesignated SN, FN, and AN personnel; and   the   Naval   Reserve   Personnel   Center (NAVRESPERSCEN)  (Code  30)  is  the  ACA  for  enlistcd temporary active reserve (TAR) personnel. SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS To support the allocation, manning, and assignment control  functions,  three  automated  personnel management  information  systems  have  been  developed. They   are   the   projection   system,   supporting   the allocation control function; the Navy manning plan (NMP),  supporting  the  manning  control  function;  and the  personnel  requisition,  supporting  the  assignment function. Projection System The projection system has two major functions. The first is to predict what the Navy manpower strength will be 9 months in the future. These predictions are based on the number of personnel already assigned to billets, a survey of individuals who are under orders to be transferred   from   one   billet   to   another,   and   a measurement of personnel available for assignment. The  second  function  is  the  equitable  allocation  of available personnel to each composite. .  Distributable  communities.  For  distribution purposes,  Navy  enlisted  personnel  are  assigned  to distributable  communities.  Distributable  communities are specified Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes or  rating  communities  composed  of  personnel  and billets  who  are  on  board  for  duty  and  not  in  the individual’s  account  as  students,  transients,  patients, 3-1

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