Appendix E
Length of Time to Fill Civilian Positions

The civilian timeliness data supporting the committee’s findings and recommendations are shown in Figures E-1 through E-5.

  1. The average number of days, Air Force wide, to fill a position by AFPC was 156 days in Nov 2007 rising to 170 days one year later. The latter figure is after AFMC servicing was returned to AFMC in the Spring of 2008. For AFMC positions still serviced by AFPC, typically at non-AFMC locations, the average time to fill a position as of Nov 2008 was 190 days. The days for AFSPC was 185 days.

  2. Open fill actions at AFPC, AF wide, were 7885 in Nov 2007, rising to 9660 in April, dropping to 7775 the next month (reflecting transfer to AFMC), and ending the year period in Nov 2008 at 6740.

  3. The staffing of civilian positions at the AFMC Air Logistics Centers and Wright-Patterson AFB has never moved to AFPC though it is the goal of Air Force to do so. The staffing of the remaining AFMC locations (Eglin, Hanscom, Edwards, Kirtland, and Arnold) were returned to AFMC in May of 2008. The average number of days for AFMC to fill a position was 71 days in Oct 2007 rising to 73 days one year later.

  4. AFMC, as of Nov 2008 had 1474 open fills for engineering positions and 239 in the math and sciences. Though there are always open fills in the “pipeline” and these can be some of the hardest jobs in the Air Force to fill.

The committee’s analysis shows that AFMC can fill its positions in less than half the time it has taken AFPC to do so. Though the AFMC trend is upwards since June 2008, this could be explained by the additive workload from the transfer of staffing in the Spring without additive resources, as well as civilian pay funding complexities (O&M, RDT&E, and working capital funds) and related timing issues.



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Appendix E Length of Time to Fill Civilian Positions The civilian timeliness data supporting the committee’s findings and recommendations are shown in Figures E-1 through E-5. 1. The average number of days, Air Force wide, to fill a position by AFPC was 156 days in Nov 2007 rising to 170 days one year later. The latter figure is after AFMC servicing was returned to AFMC in the Spring of 2008. For AFMC positions still serviced by AFPC, typically at non-AFMC locations, the average time to fill a position as of Nov 2008 was 190 days. The days for AFSPC was 185 days. 2. Open fill actions at AFPC, AF wide, were 7885 in Nov 2007, rising to 9660 in April, dropping to 7775 the next month (reflecting transfer to AFMC), and ending the year period in Nov 2008 at 6740. 3. The staffing of civilian positions at the AFMC Air Logistics Centers and Wright- Patterson AFB has never moved to AFPC though it is the goal of Air Force to do so. The staffing of the remaining AFMC locations (Eglin, Hanscom, Edwards, Kirtland, and Arnold) were returned to AFMC in May of 2008. The average number of days for AFMC to fill a position was 71 days in Oct 2007 rising to 73 days one year later. 4. AFMC, as of Nov 2008 had 1474 open fills for engineering positions and 239 in the math and sciences. Though there are always open fills in the “pipeline” and these can be some of the hardest jobs in the Air Force to fill. The committee’s analysis shows that AFMC can fill its positions in less than half the time it has taken AFPC to do so. Though the AFMC trend is upwards since June 2008, this could be explained by the additive workload from the transfer of staffing in the Spring without additive resources, as well as civilian pay funding complexities (O&M, RDT&E, and working capital funds) and related timing issues. 132

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Appendix E 133 # Total RPAs 6004 5531 7422 8881 7703 7387 8044 9681 9491 7950 7924 8126 5246 # Fill RPAs 922 704 859 1003 1182 1445 1447 1400 1190 1307 1365 1385 973 200 176 174 176 175 170 170 175 175 175 167 163 157 160 156 47 44 47 43 48 46 46 150 44 41 50 42 44 46 125 # Days 49 51 51 53 43 59 100 40 61 62 37 39 37 64 75 59 57 51 57 50 56 56 48 52 54 47 42 38 37 2 25 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 20 21 16 16 17 20 17 19 16 18 16 18 17 6 5 6 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 0 Fill RPAs> NOV DEC JAN 08 FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV 50 25 54 52 68 111 127 141 145 163 164 139 94 300 Days MGT CPF CLASS REF SEL EOD Right Person, Right Place, Right Time AS OF 1 DEC 08 FIGURE E-1 DPI Closed Fills Average Days. SOURCE: Air Force RPA Tracker, December 1, 2008. AF 11WG ACC AETC AFA AFE AFMC AFRC AFSOC AFSPC AFISRA AMC ANG PACAF #Requests 5246 118 908 1085 69 186 466 367 150 641 105 830 80 241 973 43 160 206 19 77 28 56 22 86 22 181 23 50 #Fill Requests 170 200 156 163 129 151 190 184 137 185 191 177 126 202 Tot Avg Days 250 200 47 48 41 48 49 50 47 150 44 39 Average 41 40 # Days 60 39 78 63 40 93 63 100 70 55 64 62 48 67 56 47 34 47 32 21 40 41 50 38 38 38 39 45 36 34 38 0 35 3 36 5 45 2 2 42 1 2 22 28 1 0 0 20 20 3 22 16 14 19 15 15 12 11 9 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 1 0 AF 11WG ACC AETC AFA AFE AFMC AFRC AFSOC AFSPC AFISRA AMC ANG PACAF Fill Requests >300 Days 94 0 6 11 18 0 3 4 8 2 8 4 21 0 9 EOD SEL REF CL CPF MANAGER AS OF 1 DEC 08 Right Person, Right Place, Right Time FIGURE E-2 DPI Closed Fills By Serving MAJCOM. SOURCE: Air Force RPA Tracker, December 1, 2008.

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134 Examination of the U.S. Air Force’s STEM Workforce Needs GOAL: REDUCE THE NUMBER OF OPEN FILL ACTIONS OVER 32 DAYS WITHOUT A REFERRAL 10000 9689 9660 9367 9089 9000 8347 2498 2672 7885 2151 2055 7775 8000 7443 7474 7229 1761 6987 6800 6740 1578 7000 1777 1824 1926 1856 1872 1680 6000 1644 3965 2789 3604 2198 3721 4334 5000 3725 4000 4109 3791 3870 3057 3141 3797 3776 3667 2647 3384 3313 3000 2468 3226 2882 1768 1684 2000 2273 1243 2039 1979 1030 1828 935 1678 1597 899 664 1448 718 1000 457 439 538 0 NOV DEC JAN 08 FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV PENDING REFERRALS PENDING SELECTION SELECTION PEND EOD >32 days Total Right Person, Right Place, Right Time AS OF 1 DEC 08 SOURCE: AF RPA Tracker FIGURE E-3 DPI Open Fill Actions. SOURCE: Air Force RPA Tracker, December 1, 2008. OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG Sep Oct # Fill Requests 402 317 221 366 337 341 454 439 831 483 672 773 728 Total Avg Days 71 65 60 69 73 67 63 58 48 56 55 72 73 10 FIGURE E-4 AFMC Closed Non-AFPC Fill Actions. SOURCE: Air Force Materiel Command.

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Appendix E 135 FIGURE E-5 AFMC Open Fill Actions by Occupational Series. SOURCE: Air Force Materiel Command.