October 11, 2012

AF officials reestablish squadron commander support staffs

Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials reestablished squadron commander support staffs on Oct. 1 to help commanders manage administrative duties and other personnel and knowledge operations functions.

The decision to recreate squadron CSSs was made by Air Force senior leaders during a Corona South conference in February to help squadron commanders who were overburdened by personnel, knowledge operations and administrative support workloads.

To jump start this effort, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Manpower, Personnel and Services was given functional oversight of the CSS organization throughout the Air Force and will be responsible for developing guidance. Group-level knowledge operations personnel will provide initial support for squadron CSSs and be distributed to squadrons according to local requirements and priorities. These personnel will work directly for unit commanders and provide a variety of support functions to squadron leadership and personnel.

Additional billets are scheduled to be added to CSSs in fiscal year 2014. These additional billets will be filled by Air Force personnelists. Senior leaders are also considering options for standardizing Air Force Specialty Codes and grades within each CSS and adding additional manpower in future funding cycles.

“CSSs are the building blocks of strong squadrons. They support commanders and the mission. By rebuilding our CSS, we are helping commanders focus on their top priorities: the mission and the outstanding Airmen who accomplish our mission every day,” said Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff. “This initiative to rebuild unit CSSs will greatly enhance mission effectiveness.”

For general information about personnel services and programs, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



Tech. Sgt. Shaina Hernandez

Courtesy Photo Tech. Sgt. Shaina Hernandez, 355th Maintenance Operation Squadron standardization crewmember (center) and her fellow crew members practice weapons loading with an AIM-9 training missle in a hangar at the 355th Ma...

Plan early for household moves

For many military and federal government workers, spring signifies not only flowers in bloom and warmer weather, but also a good time to get the jump on peak moving season, which typically runs from May to August. Mitch Chandran, an Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command spokesman, said he encourages military members to request...

TSP officials warn against unsanctioned app

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A free iPhone app for the Thrift Savings Plan available at the Apple App Store could pose a security risk, program officials warned. A notice on the Thrift Savings Plan website says the “TSP Funds” app, which asks participants for their account login information, is not sanctioned. “This app is not being...


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *