Manpower and Force Management Responsibilities
There are nine functional areas covering a broad range of duties in the Manpower and Force Management career program. The description of the functional areas below is not intended to reflect a specific level of performance for position classification purposes. The functional description for manpower allocation has been combined with the functional description for manpower reporting and force management and the description for surveys and MS-3/ER have been combined into manpower requirements determination.
Analysts plan, direct, manage and coordinate the formulation and development of doctrine, organizations and material requirements in all environments. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is the Army's principal combat developer although all elements are involved to some degree, and certain Army elements (for example, U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Materiel Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) are charged with specific combat development missions. The Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (G-3) guides, coordinates, and monitors the efforts of combat developers to ensure that their activities are properly integrated into planned force development.
Analysts plan, direct, manage and coordinate manpower management activities which integrate manpower, civilian and military personnel and financial management systems. They allocate manpower resources based on command priorities, historical utilization data and analysis of mission and functions; document units in the Army Authorization Documents System (TAADS); analyze and implement mission assignment and organizational structure; determine manpower requirements by conducting manpower studies and applying staffing standards and guides; plan and implement unit activations, inactivation, conversions and reorganizations; and evaluate manpower utilization data from military and civilian reporting systems using qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.
Analysts develop and manage the Army Force Structure. Responsibilities include developing policies for Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Basis of Issue Plans (BOIPs), The Army Authorization Documents System (TAADS), force accounting system and force development information systems, and conducting Total Army Analysis (TAA). Analysts program and manage activations, inactivations, conversions, reorganizations of units; they also maintain and validate force data for programmed and actual units, and provide force structure information to major Army commands, agencies, DA staff, DOD, and Congress. Analysts interface with other Army systems such as Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC), Structure and Composition System (SACS) and Total Army Equipment Distribution Plan (TAEDP).
Analysts plan, coordinate, direct, and conduct manpower studies to determine minimum required staffing to accomplish approved missions and tasking. Analysts sample and verify workload; review structures by organization and by position; identify duplicate functions; and ensure standardization where appropriate. Using proven industrial engineering techniques, statistical/ quantitative analysis methods, and other approved methods, analysts develop study plans, conduct functional reviews, perform workload measurements, analyze measurement data, and compute manpower requirements. Analysts apply staffing standards, follow and apply staffing guides, and other products of the requirements determination process in designing organizations capable of mission accomplishment.
Analysts plan, direct, manage, coordinate and construct Army authorization documents. The Army Authorization Document System (TAADS) is an automated system that supports the development and documentation of organizational structures. It also supports requirements for and authorizations of personnel and equipment needed to accomplish the assigned missions of Army units. Analysts develop Modified Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) and Tables of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) documents detailing every unit's approved requirements and authorizations. These documents are the basis and authority for requisitioning manpower and equipment. The final approval and control of the documents is centralized at HQDA.
Analysts plan, direct, manage and coordinate manpower management activities necessary to structure and resource the Army's force program within the guidance and constraints of Congress, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, HQDA, and the major commands. These analysts use qualitative and quantitative analyses for decision making.
Analysts direct, plan, review, analyze and implement the management processes of mission assignment, mission documentation, mission analysis, mission policy and functions required to implement the missions of assigned organizations. Analysts in this functional area also direct, plan analyze organizational structure and reorganization proposals to ensure organizational alignments, as officially documented, are properly related to the approved mission and functional elements.
Analysts develop strategies for allocating limited manpower resources based on command priorities, historical utilization data, and analysis of mission and functions. Analysts should have thorough knowledge of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process documents or systems, the Structure and Manpower Allocation System (SAMAS), command plan, and TAADS for user in distributing and tracking approved allocations by budget program and organization. Analysts work extensively with military and civilian personnel reporting systems for use in tracking utilization.
Analysts plan, direct, manage, coordinate, initiate, analyze, evaluate, approve, disapprove or make recommendations on equipment requirements and authorizations in Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOE), Modification Tables of Organization and Equipment (MTOE), Tables of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), TDA Section III Supplemental Items and Common Tables of Allowances (CTA) documents. Actions include DA-controlled equipment requirements, authorizations and utilization policy determinations; Line Item Number (LIN) assignment requirements; and equipment surveys. Equipment analysts analyze TOE/MTOE/TDA equipment and personnel requirements and authorizations to ensure adequate personnel with correct skills and grades are available to operate and maintain equipment. They review equipment requirements and authorizations documents for compliance with HQDA policies, and ensure effective equipment utilization management.