Air Force Personnel Center stands up new Operating Location|
Posted 7/28/2010 Updated 7/28/2010
by Kenny Pruitt
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
7/28/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The recent establishment of an operating location at the Air Force District of Washington represents the next step in centralizing civilian staffing by the Air Force Personnel Center.
The transition ensures reach-back capability for on-site personnel specialists who fill positions located at Headquarters Air Force, AFDW, Bolling Air Force Base and tenants assigned to the National Capital Region.
"This operating location will fill civilian vacancies for their serviced customers but will have better insight into the local mission and be able to forecast surges in workload for the National Capital Region," said Ryan Ferrell, AFDW's Manpower, Personnel and Services director. "Managers and customers at the National Capital Region will receive direct hiring assistance and on-site support from the AFPC operating location."
Many of the existing AFDW civilian staff members have transitioned into the operating location to become new members of AFPC. These personnelists understand the processes and mission for their respective location and bring their unique expertise to AFPC, further enhancing the effectiveness of the civilian personnel hiring process.
"With an on-site AFPC presence at AFDW, AFPC will be able to meet the unique challenges and the needs of senior clientele located at the Pentagon and National Capital Region," said Ms. Michelle LoweSolis, AFPC's Civilian Force Integration director. "Our expectation is to provide the high quality staffing services required by our senior leaders and ensure the hiring process is customer focused."
With the activation of the new operating location, the role of the team is to seamlessly continue to produce job referral lists, extend job offers, perform in-processing for new civilian employees and provide hiring advice to managers. The transition process should be transparent to customers.
"AFPC continues to search for innovative ways to meet the needs of our customers," said Ms. LoweSolis. "Our primary goal is to ensure we deliver capability to commanders so together we can meet Air Force missions."