CP26 - Manpower and Force Management

Appendix B: CP26 Technical Competencies


    T1a. Manpower Policy and Guidance (Executive/DoD/Army)
    Knowledge of laws, executive orders, and Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of the Army (DA) directives, regulations, policies, and guidelines governing the manpower program which are necessary to plan, analyze, interpret, advise one, and implement the manpower management program. (AR 570-4)

    T1b. Total Army Analysis (TAA) Process
    Knowledge of analytical and subjective processes and procedures used to develop the Army's Program Force or Force Structure, both Operational Forces and Generating Forces. (AR 71-32)

    T1c. Force Design Update (FDU)
    Knowledge of the assessment process for examining the current and future force, determining deficiencies in present capabilities, identifying need for corrective actions, and developing corrective actions in light of current technological opportunities. Knowledge of criteria and process for obtaining approval of force design changes through the FDU process. (TRADOC Pam 71-9)

    T1d. Force Structure Analysis and Approval Process
    Knowledge of force structure management theories, principles, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures for studying and analyzing force structure and force structure designs, identifying problems, developing conclusions and solutions which provide for a more effective force structure.

    T1e. Manpower Allocation Rules and Principles, Policies, Procedure Development and Workload Factors Utilization
    Knowledge of manpower allocation rules and principles and the factors used for the validation of manpower and mission requirements, mission prioritization, and the impact of downsizing (or changing an organization's manpower mix). Utilization of policies and procedure to develop guidance for allocating, distributing, and documenting manpower in an organization.

    T1f. Interrelationships of Force Structure, Manpower, Equipment, Budget and Authorizations
    Knowledge of the interrelationship of force structure, manpower, equipment, and budget authorizations for making analyses, conducting studies, implementing program changes, establishing policy and guidance, and ensuring compliance with governing regulations and procedures.

    T1g. Force Development Interrelationships among Organizational, Force, Systems and Document Integration
    Knowledge of the interrelated processes linking the missions, organizations, force, systems, and supporting documentation in order to analyze systems and processes, assess effectiveness, and recommend solutions.

    T1h. Battlefield Concepts of Operation and Interoperability Dependency of MTOE units in Theater Operations.
    Knowledge of combat force requirements for the mission performed in theater.

    T1i. Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) Development Policy, Programs, and Processes to Include Analytical Procedures
    Knowledge of policies, programs, processes and analytical procedures for development of TOEs which prescribe the required structure, manpower, equipment, and organizational options for a specific type of unit. (AR 71-32)

    T1j. TOE/BOIP/MOTE/AUGTDA/TDA Review and Analysis Techniques
    Knowledge of TOE/BOIP/MTOE/AUGTDA/TDA review and analysis techniques in order to develop, modify, and prepare justification and supporting documentation for TOE/BOIP/MTOE/ AUGTDA/TDA changes, and review, approve, and/or modify structure, manpower, and equipment needs in requirements and authorization documents (AR 71-32, AR 380-381, AR 570-4, AR 570-7)

    T1k. Basis of Issue Plan (BOIP)
    Knowledge of techniques for analyzing and approving equipment modernization and personnel impacts of Basis of Issue Plans on Tables of Organization and Equipment to include the review, analysis, development and coordination of planning documents necessary to place new or improved items of equipment and personnel in DA's inventory and the resulting effects on Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel and Facilities (DOTMLPF) accompanying the package. (AR 71-32)

    T1l. Army Functional Dictionary and Standard Work Center Codes and Definitions
    Knowledge of Army Dictionary and Commercial Activities Function Codes and definitions necessary for providing advice and assistance on making changes/additions and conducting operational audits and analyses of proposed additions to functional code descriptions.

    T1m. Policies and Procedures for Position Conversions, Grade and Specialty Code Changes, Special Skill Requirements
    Knowledge of policies and procedures necessary to interpret, analyze, modify and effect change in Military Occupational specialty Codes (MOSC) and Specialty Skills Identifiers (SSI) and make revisions to accompanying documents. (AR 611-series including NOFC notifications)

    T1n. Staffing Guides Maintenance and Application
    Knowledge of staffing guides and procedures for maintain and applying them in order to determine military (i.e. Standards of Grad (SOG)) and civilian staffing patterns, requirements, and authorizations of numbers and types of personnel and equipment.

    T1o. Systems/Material Acquisition and Field Process
    Knowledge of DOD and DA policy, systems and procedures such as concept validation, development, production, and deployment for the acquisition and fielding of materiel and equipment, the organizations and management levels involved in the decision making and approval process (AR 70-1, AR 602-2)

    T1p. Army, ACOM and Installation Mission/functions, and Organizational Structures of TDA and TOE/MTOE
    Knowledge of the peacetime, contingency, mobilization, and wartime missions and functions of HQDA, Army commands (ACOMs) and Installations. Knowledge of the organizational structures of Tables of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOE) and Modification Tables of organization and Equipment (MTOE). (AR 10- series, AR 70-32)


    T2a. Systems Interface and Their Effects on Manpower, Equipment and Organizations
    Knowledge of various Army information systems which contain manpower, personnel, financial management, organizational workload and equipment data. Includes but is not limited to: Structure and composition System (SACS); Structure and Manpower Allocation System (SAMAS; electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO); Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS); Standard Finance System (STANFINS); General Fund Enterprise Business System (FGEBS); Total Army Equipment Distribution Program (TAEDP); Force Management System (FMS/FMSWEB); the Personnel Management Authorization Document (PMAD) and the Program Budget Guidance (PBG). Knowledge of the data captured by each system and the manner in which the data in these systems may be interfaced and used in the force management processes.

    T2b. Automated Information Management Systems
    Knowledge of the procedures for accessing data bases, creating and manipulating data files through integrated software packages including but not limited to EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, VISIO, MINI TAB, etc. Knowledge of operating a personal computer (PC) for accessing data bases, creating programs to manipulate and track data and files, and for developing documentation/reports ofr the support of manpower and other management decisions.

    T2c. Authorization and Documentation System
    Knowledge of DoD's Global Force Management , DA's automated system, Force Management System Website, and regulations for documenting organizational structure, manpower, personnel and equipment requirements and authorizations. Ability to develop and adjust TDA, AUGTDA, MOBTDA, MTOE documents using changes in personnel and equipment identified in the Basis of Issue Plans (BOIP) at HQ, ACOM, DRU, ASCC and installation levels, maintaining and submitting changes to authorization documents, and ensuring conformance with manpower principles, policies and directives. (AR 71-32)

    T2d. Manpower and Force Structure Information Systems
    Knowledge of DA's automated manpower and force structure information systems (e.g. SAMAS, SACS, FMS/FMSWeb) at HQ and ACOM level necessary to retrieve authorized records of force structure decisions, organizational requirements and strength data for developing budget, resource guidance and manpower allocations.

    T2e. Management Information and Workload Reporting Systems
    Knowledge of management information and workload reporting systems used to make various manpower decisions such as determining manpower requirements and authorizations, developing performance work statements reflecting the mission and output of organizations, and identifying operational requirements suitable for automation.


    T 3a. Policy and Programs to Establish Change and Formalize Missions, Functions, and Organizational Structure
    Knowledge of policies and programs to establish, revise and make formal changes to organizational missions, functions and structure due to major reorganizations, consolidations, establishment of new installation missions or functions or other workload or mission changes. Includes understanding the impacts due to Concept Plans, Consolidated Implementation Plans and in-sourcing initiatives. (AR 5-10, AR 10-series, AR 71-32)

    T3b. Commercial Activities (CA) program and Other Contracting out Programs
    Knowledge of commercial activity, competitive sourcing and privatization, and Inter-Service Support Agreement (ISSA) processes required to perform economic analyses and cost evaluation of alternatives to perform required work in-house, including the preparation and interpretation of Statements of Work. Knowledge of Manpower Mix Criteria (MMC) and its application. (AR 5-20, AR 570-4, DA PAM 5-20)

    T3c. In-Sourcing Programs
    Knowledge of processes required to perform in-sourcing initiatives IAW DoD, including documentation analysis (impact on structure), manpower mix, cost comparisons, feasibility and affordability analysis. Knowledge of Panel for Documentation of CMEs (PDC) and the relationship between it and the TDA.


    T4a. Work Measurement Techniques
    Knowledge of work measurement techniques such as engineered time studies, work sampling, operational audits and functional models for evaluating workload and output, forecasting and conducting analyses and ensuring program or organizational goals and objectives are met.

    T4b. Manpower Studies Program
    Knowledge of manpower study program to include policies, procedures and forms necessary for planning and conducting manpower studies; using acceptable/approved study techniques to validate missions, functional tasks, workload and staffing needs; identifying manpower and organizational problems; recommending solutions; and providing technical assistance and follow-up.

    T4c. Statistical and Quantitative Analysis, Operations Research and Management/Industrial Engineering Techniques
    Knowledge of statistical and quantitative analyses, operations research and management and industrial engineering techniques for developing analytical tools to support manpower resourcing decisions. Can include the use of Regression Analysis, Time Studies, Work Sampling, Operational Audits, the 5 Phase Approach and the application of functional models. The knowledge of evaluative techniques for determining whether or not organizational and objectives are being met.

    T4d. Manpower Requirements Determination Programs
    Knowledge of techniques and procedures such as manpower staffing guides, the Five Phased methodology, manpower requirements criteria, etc. for evaluating work and determining manpower requirements necessary for mission accomplishment in TDA and TOE/MTOE organizations.

    >T4e. Standards Application, Maintenance, and Documentation Procedures
    Knowledge of the processes for determining manpower requirements and the application of products (standards/criteria) to organizational entities. Includes the update of standards/criteria and their documentation in the standards database of the Force Management Bulletin Board). AR 71-32, AR 570-4)

    T4f. Work Center Description Preparation and Validation; ad Selection/Definition of Workload Factors and Work Units
    Knowledge of procedures for preparing and validating work center descriptions, defining organizational work units, developing and defining workload measurement factors, and establishing methods of accounting for output.

    T4g. Requirements Determination Process
    Knowledge of the HQDA process by which concept plans (requirements for new materiel or organization) are developed and analyzed and from which doctrinal, training, organizational and material needs of the Army evolve. Review and analyze requests for additional manpower, materiel requirement documents and organizational design and red-design.

    T4h. Manpower Requirements Determination for TOEs
    Knowledge of pertinent doctrine and regulations, polices and precedents and related support resources affecting the combat development process in order to analyze, evaluate and advise on requirements necessary to perform state mission. (AR 71-32)

    T4i. Requirements System (TOE, BOIP)
    Knowledge of Army's automated system FMS and regulations for documenting organization structure, personnel and equipment requirements at all echelons, maintaining and submitting changes to requirements documents and ensuring conformance with manpower principles, policies and directives. (AR 71-32)

    T4j. Manpower Requirements Criteria Program (MARC)
    Knowledge and understanding of the Manpower Requirements Criteria Program policy and procedures necessary to perform studies to establish criteria for determining manpower requirements for combat support and combat service support functions in Army TOE tactical organizations and to interpret, analyze, modify and effect change to annual maintenance man-hours for determining manpower requirements for maintenance functions . (AR 71-32)

    T4k. Equipment Survey Policies and Procedures
    Knowledge of DA policies and procedures for equipment surveys to include conducting and analyzing survsy and current trends in equipment, providing technical guidance and assistance, and developing published regulations and operating procedures on equipment surveying. (AR 570-7)

    T4l. Equipment and Material Handling
    Knowledge of Army's system for assigning Federal item Identification and National Stock Numbers (NSN) necessary to describe an item-of-supply and establish the unique identity of the item. Familiarity with Common Table of Authorizations (CTA) and how to use them as found in the FMSWeb site. Knowledge of DA type classification system and procedures of analyzing and approving requests for exemption from type classification. Knowledge of procedures for reviewing, analyzing and approving requirements and authorizations for numbers and types of equipment according to specific Line item Numbers (LIN). Knowledge of equipment authorization and utilization policies and procedures including approval levels required for specific equipment the DA Manpower Management and Equipment Authorization System necessary to recommend alternative equipment usage and ensure equipment requirements are in accordance with approved doctrine and organization concepts (AR 71-32)

    T4m. Efficiency Review and Productivity Programs
    Knowledge of established organization operational improvement and productivity techniques and procedures such as Lean Six Sigma for conducting studies necessary for assessing the productivity effectiveness and efficiency of program operations, work processes and work methods.


    T5a. Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
    Knowledge of PPBE regulations, policies, processes and procedures necessary to ensure effective use of resources and to establish and maintain DA's capability to accomplish roles and missions. Knowledge of the interrelationships of PPBE with manpower management, force development and the force integration process.

    T5b. DA Program Budget Guidance Development
    Knowledge of procedures for coordinating and developing formal DA resource information and guidance such as the number of units by type in Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard components; civilian/military manpower floors and ceilings, average salary data, total manpower and strength necessary for budget development and submission. Knowledge of procedures for developing and processing detailed budget data reflecting the years' operating budget plan, submitting POM requirements, processing budget authorizations and ensuring approved budget programs are properly executed.

    T5c. Command Program Budget Document Development and Processing
    Knowledge of procedures for developing, presenting and defending command budget programs, developing and processing detailed budget data reflecting the years' operating budget plan, submitting POM requirements, processing budget authorizations and ensuring approved budge programs are properly executed.

    T5d. Army Appropriation and Account Structure
    Knowledge of Army appropriations and accounting structure and the processes by with manpower is allocated against various accounts in program development, budget formulation and program review. (DFAS -IN Manual 37-100-XX)

    T5e. Budget Preparation and Submission Procedures, and Processes
    Knowledge of the DA budget preparation and submission processes necessary to review and analyze budget preparation and submission instructions, directives and documents; coordinate budget activities with others, and develop, justify and defend budget estimates to support operational costs.

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