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The Air Force Personnel Center, with headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, is responsible for managing personnel programs and carrying out policies affecting Air Force active-duty and civilian members. AFPC is a field operating agency of Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel.
AFPC integrates and executes personnel operations to develop the Air Force's most valuable weapon system, Airmen. AFPC provides direct personnel services and support on all centralized personnel programs to commanders, Air Force members, civilian employees and their families through a service center approach. AFPC directs the overall management and distribution of military officers, lieutenant colonel and below; enlisted, senior master sergeant and below; and the staffing of civilian personnel at grades GS-15 (or equivalent) and below. In addition, AFPC leads the planning and execution of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force, or AEF.
AFPC also conducts military and civilian personnel operations to include overseeing performance evaluations, promotions, retirements, separations, awards, decorations, uniforms, education, personnel procurement, disability processing and the Air Force's voting program. The center plans for contingencies, maintains active-duty personnel records and provides transition assistance and support to Air Force retirees. AFPC serves as the single manager for the military and civilian personnel data systems covering active-duty, Reserve, Guard and civilian personnel.
Approximately 2,400 military, civilian and contractor personnel work at the center implementing personnel programs affecting more than 330,000 active-duty members and 150,000 civilian employees through a worldwide network of personnel flights. The center manages some of the many personnel computer systems affecting an additional 106,000 Air National Guardsman and 191,000 participating, non-participating and "grey-area retiree" reservists.
The Air Force Personnel Center comprises seven directorates, each managing several key programs.
The Director of Staff manages the infrastructure resources of the center to include budget and financial management, operational and strategic planning and programming. It is manages Air Force smart operations, knowledge operations support, unit deployment and readiness, unit training, liaison support, safety, supply and facility support to AFPC. The directorate serves as the manpower office for AFPC resources, manages the AFPC civilian training and personnel programs and manages AFPC security programs. Additionally, the directorate is the focal point for Program Objectives Memorandum development for the center. It provides worldwide customer support for personnel data through the production, analysis and delivery of reports and data sets.
The Directorate of Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations leads the planning and execution of the Expeditionary Combat Support AEF schedule in support of Air Combat Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command by identifying and refining training requirements, guiding deployment and redeployment planning, monitoring readiness and providing continuity across the AEF spectrum. The directorate provides operational assessment for AEF operations by providing oversight of Air Force requirements, unit type code posturing and coding, as well as monitoring timeliness of sourcing verification, names-in-system and reclama processes in support of combatant commander missions worldwide. The directorate develops guidance, procedures and training for Total Force accountability in direct support of Air Force programs and Department of Defense reporting processes. The directorate also operates the Personnel Readiness Center, providing for Total Force mobilization during natural disasters, contingencies and situations warranting emergency actions. The directorate is responsible for worldwide casualty reporting, notification of family members and assistance to families and field commanders on benefits and entitlements. It is the Air Force focal point for Missing in Action/Prisoner of War programs, members reported missing, captured, or imprisoned, and members placed in an absent without leave/deserter status.
The Directorate of Assignments develops, coordinates and executes Air Force assignment policies and procedures to ensure effective utilization and professional development of enlisted active duty personnel and officers below the grade of colonel (except Judge Advocate career field). In addition, the directorate handles humanitarian and exceptional family member assignments, joint duty, developmental academic, medical and military education for officers and officer special duty assignments.
The Directorate of Civilian Force Integration provides staffing, recruitment, processing and employee life cycle sustainment services for the Air Force worldwide through a centralized recruitment center and five operating locations. The directorate formulates, coordinates and executes the force shaping and force development needs for approximately 142,000 employees represented by 20 Career Field Teams supporting 27 separate career fields. The directorate also recruits and trains civilian interns to provide a cadre of future Air Force civilian leaders; identifies, develops and places high performing civilians in key managerial and executive positions throughout the Air Force; and manages training funds for 27 career fields to support leadership and management training, intern training and tuition assistance to qualified Air Force-wide employees.
The Directorate of Personnel Data Systems is the information technology focal point for AFPC and provides life-cycle management and sustainment of personnel data and records management systems for active military and civilians. Directorate team members operate and maintain the military personnel data system, Defense Civilian Personnel Data System, military and civilian unique applications, and the Air and Space Expeditionary Forces portal. The directorate also develops and implements IT architectures supporting personnel operations and the Personnel Services Delivery/Personnel Services Transformation initiatives; introduces, assesses and facilitates implementation of new technologies to improve business processes; and develops, coordinates, and implements strategies to intelligently implement proven best practices in communications and information management. The staff operates and maintains a portfolio of more than $80 million in IT systems comprising nearly 700 servers supporting military and civilian personnel transactions for the total force. The directorate provides certification and accreditation for all Air Force personnel data systems, while providing network operations and security for worldwide access to Air Force personnel data systems.
The Directorate of Personnel Services develops guidance, procedures and training for active-duty, Guard and Reserve personnel directly supporting Air Force programs. It provides timely and accurate implementation for more than 200 personnel programs. These programs include recruitment, accessions, retraining, evaluations, education and training, promotions, awards and decorations, special trophies and recognition (including memorializations), duty status, reenlistments, separations, retirements, entitlements and benefits, retiree services, military classification, and the Air Force Disability Program. It exercises centralized authority for the planning and execution of all military programs that support Personnel Service Delivery initiatives. It evaluates, initiates, or revises plans and programs to ensure adherence to approved Air Force and Department of Defense policies and standards. The directorate also is responsible for operational support and training of career assistance advisers, and directs and guides the Airman and Family Readiness Centers and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. It administers defense and AF policy and procedures on identification card issuance, benefits and privileges, and oversees three records management programs including automated personnel records and medical records transfer to the VA. The directorate also is responsible for operational support and training of career assistance advisers, and directs and guides the family support center program.
The Total Force Service Center - San Antonio Directorate provides direct personnel services and support on all centralized personnel programs to commanders, Air Force members, civilian employees and their families during both peace and wartime. The directorate acts as the personnel center's "face to the customer" via the Total Force Service Center - San Antonio. It is the focal point for business process redesign as well as development, placement and maintenance of Total Force knowledge for military and civilian personnel programs. The directorate also directs operations and training for Military Personnel Sections and similar activities Air Force-wide. It also administers defense and Air Force policy and procedures in support of the Personnel Reliability Program and Relocation Operations
In addition, AFPC is the home of the U.S. Air Force Selection Board Secretariat which plans, conducts and keeps records on about 50 selection and evaluation boards per year. These include officer promotion boards for major through major general, senior master sergeant and chief master sergeant enlisted evaluation boards, officer special selection and enlisted supplemental evaluation boards, and any other boards directed by the secretary of the Air Force to include selective early retirement, reduction-in-force and force shaping. Board members evaluate more than 40,000 records on an annual basis to determine which officers and senior noncommissioned officers are best qualified to become the Air Force's next generation of leadership. The secretariat maintains more than 107,000 selection records to support these boards and Airmen throughout the Air Force.
The Air Force Military Personnel Center was established April 1, 1963, as a Headquarters Air Force field extension of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, and in 1971 became a separate operating agency. Its name was changed to the Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center in 1978, when the Air Force integrated the manpower and personnel functions at U.S. Air Force Headquarters level.
In October 1985, the manpower function was realigned and separated from personnel. This resulted in the center being renamed the Air Force Military Personnel Center, Jan. 1, 1986. The center became a field operating agency Feb. 5, 1991.
The Air Force Personnel Center was formed during a consolidation of the Air Force Military Personnel Center and Air Force Civilian Personnel Management Center, Oct. 1, 1995.
The former Civilian Personnel Operations was established on July 1, 1976 and was a direct reporting unit of the Air Force Directorate of Civilian Personnel until Feb. 5, 1991 when it was renamed the Air Force Civilian Personnel Management Center and became a field operating agency. It became a directorate within the Air Force Personnel Center Oct. 1, 1995.
On Aug. 29, 2006, the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center, Langley AFB, Va., became a direct reporting unit of the Personnel Center. The AEF Center inactivated as a separate unit and its function merged with others in AETC related to deployments to become an AFPC directorate on Oct. 1, 2007.
Point of Contact Air Force Personnel Center, Public Affairs Office; 550 C Street West Suite 43; Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4745; DSN 665-2585 or 210-565-2585; e-mail: email@example.com