PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION SYSTEM (PQS) TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT FROM /NETPDTC TO NPDC

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SUBJ/PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION SYSTEM (PQS) TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT FROM
/NETPDTC TO NPDC//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/YMD:20050613//
AMPN/REF A (OPNAVINST 3500.34F) CONTAINS PQS POLICY AND PROCEDURES.//
POC/RICK RICHARDSON/CONT/NPDC/LOC:NORFOLK, VA
/TEL:(757) 444-2996 X3038/TEL:DSN 564-2996 X3038
/EMAIL:RICHARD.RICHARDSON@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  PQS HAS BEEN A FOUNDATION TO THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
OPERATION OF SHIPS, AIRCRAFT AND SYSTEMS.  IT PROVIDES THE PROCESS
FOR QUALIFYING SAILORS TO OPERATE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT OR STAND
OPERATIONAL WATCHES.  MANAGEMENT OF PQS HAS BEEN EFFECTED THROUGH
MODEL MANAGERS AS COORDINATED BY NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (NETPDTC) AND THE
FLEET.  AS WE TRANSITION TO THE REVOLUTION IN TRAINING AND THE SEA
WARRIOR PROCESS, IT IS NECESSARY TO ALIGN PQS INDIVIDUAL
QUALIFICATIONS UNDER A SINGLE PROCESS OWNER TO SUPPORT SAILOR
DEVELOPMENT, THE FIVE-VECTOR MODEL (5VM), AND UNIT MANPOWER
MANAGEMENT.
2.  NAVAL PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (NPDC) HAS ASSUMED PROGRAM
MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PQS PROGRAM AND PQS MODEL
MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN ASSUMED BY THE APPROPRIATE
NPDC LEARNING CENTERS ASSOCIATED WITH RATINGS OR JOB SPECIFIC
DUTIES.  FORMER MODEL MANAGERS WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE
DESIGNATED LEARNING CENTERS AND ASSIST IN PQS REVIEWS AND
DEVELOPMENT.  PQS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CERTIFICATIONS AND
QUALIFICATIONS VECTOR OF THE 5VM.  NEW AND SUPPORTING MODEL
MANAGERS CAN BE REVIEWED VIA NAVY KNOWLEDGE ON LINE (NKO) UNDER
NPDC PQS.
3.  RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIRECTING USE OF PQS IS DELEGATED TO LEAD
TYPE COMMANDERS (TYCOMS).  TYCOMS WILL COORDINATE PQS DEVELOPMENT
AND SPONSOR FLEET DEVELOPED JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (JQRS)
FOR INCLUSION IN THE PQS PROGRAM.  NPDC LEARNING CENTERS WILL
ENSURE PQS IS PART OF THE TRAINING CONTINUUM QUALIFICATION FOR
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND REMAINS CURRENT.  COMMANDING OFFICERS OF
LEARNING CENTERS WILL ENSURE THAT TRAINING PROVIDED IN FORMAL
COURSES WHICH SATISFY BASIC PQS KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL REQUIREMENTS IS
DOCUMENTED IN SAILORS' ELECTRONIC TRAINING JACKET (ETJ).
4.  THIS PQS ALIGNMENT WILL BE TRANSPARENT TO THE DECKPLATE SAILOR.
TYCOMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING PQS MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THE FLEET.  FLEET FORCES COMMAND WILL SUPPORT THE PQS PROCESS AS
NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE PROGRAM REMAINS EFFECTIVE AND SUPPORTIVE OF
SAILOR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES.
5.  REF A PROVIDES DETAILED GUIDANCE ON THE PQS PROGRAM AND ASSIGNS
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. K. MORAN, DIRECTOR OF NAVAL EDUCATION AND
TRAINING.//
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