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fpsarf tan CDMiAt 0 rmncTk tkooc4 iocotcs r1 Greet 4 American Li SmoUeouf Is Thursday, I j See story, Page 17, r Vol. 45 No. 45 B Hill AFB, Utoh B Nov. 15, 1991 V V f T 00 10 Q yV-- y Hill AFB, UT r) Third Class ALCPA. 84056 5990 Serials Order Department University of Utah Libraries Salt Lake City, UT 84112 " '" . n i ' I i A team from Headquartt-Forc- e Logistics Command wi Hill AFB next week to introduce the Acquisition Professional Development Program to more than 3,000 base workers who fill acquisition-relatepositions. The goal of the program is to develop highly qualified workers for acquisition-relatepositions. APDP provides the basis for professional development so that workers may become experts in the acquisition career field and be qualified to progress to positions of increasing responsibility. The upcoming briefings will provide an overview of the plan to base employees. Command headquarters has established the Directorate of Acquisition Career Management to serve as the focal point for the development and implementation of APDP in AFLC, and later when the commands merge to form Air Force Material Command. The road show team will be at Hill AFB on Thursday and Nov. 22 to brief senior staff and eligible employees on: Requirements of each of the six functional areas in- acquisition-related " X, ft d ' X d U S. A Phoo by SSgt Borbora Fuhe: The briefings are aimed specifically toward workers in acquisition-code- d positions, but anyone who is interested may attend. volved: acquisition logistics, program management, comptroller-financia- l ; management; scientist and engineering, and contracting-manufac-turing- . communications-computers- requirements and Certification how they can be met. The briefings are aimed specifically toward workers in acquisition-codepositions, but anyone who is interested may attend. f The one and hour briefings are scheduled as follows: d one-hal- B Please see Briefings, Page 2. Stitch in time Sgt. Brian Yohn, 2892nd Distribution Squadron, sews on his stripes by hand for the last time. The Air Force will now reimburse enlisted members for the cost of having items sew on their BDUs. D(S felT py Enlisted members can now be reimbursed for the expense of sewing name tapes, chevrons, patches and badges on their battle dress uniforms. Members can take their uniforms to any local tailor shop or to the base exchange's concessionaire to have the items sewn on their uniforms. The member pays the tailor and then takes the original receipt to his or her orderly room. Orderly room workers fill out an Air Force Form 1164 and forward it to the Accounting and Finance Office for the sewing expense. Finance then issues the member a check to cover the cost. The reimbursement for the BDU sewing expenses became effective with the new fiscal year. The policy was recommended by the 88th Air Force Uniform Board to defray the costs for people who need the service for replacement of unserviceable uniforms or promotion to a new rank. BDUs became the mandatory utility uniform Oct. 1, replacing the 1PR changes Raters should use bullets workers test system to track 9 work week Hill p(o3ys sewiinig olive green fatigue uniform. Air Force officials view replacing BDUs as a considerable expense for enlisted people, given the price of the uniform and its increased wear-ou- t rate as compared to that of the olive green fatigues. The sew-o- n service saves enlisted people the additional cost of sewing on rank insignia and accouterments. It will also help ensure members have a minimum of four sets of uniforms in serviceable condition at all times, the officials said. CMSgt. Thomas C. Moeglein, the Ogden Air Logistics Center's senior enlisted advisor, said Hill has make the new program as simple as possible for everyone. "We didn't want the reimbursement process to be a hassle to the troops and have them run all over the base with paperwork," he said. "They can get reimbursed by making one stop at their orderly room." Moeglein recommends members contact their orderly rooms before going to a tailor to smooth their reimbursement. Doodads gone New uniform sleeker 5-4- ; 1 by Gary Hatch Hilltop Times editor Sunday, approxi- mately 500 Hill AFB Depot Maintenance Industrial Fund workers will test the revised Time and Attendance System, which has been modified and is now capable of fully tracking pro-- t Beginning ! ! posed 1 1 j ! ; schedules. compressed work This test will involve the DM IF employees who are cur-rently on a compressed work schedule plus an additional 200 employees from the ICBM Direc-- I torate, commonly referred to as LM. It will be the first test for DMIF employees on the 1 5-4- 9 compressed work schedule in the command. On the 9 schedule, people j work eight nine-hou- r days, one eight-hou- r j day and get one day off per pay period. I Human Resources officials ex- , 5-4- pect this test of the system, commonly known as TASYS, to be incompleted so the 2,000-plu- s dustrially funded workers who have received approval to go on a compressed work schedule may do so in January, as previously projected, or shortly thereafter. About 5,000 Hill employees currently work a compressed schedule. Most of them fill Operations and Maintenance or Stock Fund positions. The test follows several months of revising the TASYS computer program and the programs of up to 10 connected sup- port systems, such as those that track overtime and leave balance, according to John Collins, Financial Management Directorate. All those interfacing systems had to be reworked before the time and attendance system could accurately track workers on a compressed work schedule, Collins said. B Please see 5-- 49 Open season Time to look at savings plans Paae 2. .