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SUBJ/THE NAVY CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK //
REF/A/DOC/THE NAVY CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK/11OCT16//
AMPN/REF A IS A CNO LETTER, SUBJ: THE NAVY CIVILIAN WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK.//
RMKS/1. The Navy's Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, highlights
that "We must strengthen the role of Navy leaders in leading and managing
Navy civilians as key contributors to the mission effectiveness of our Navy
Team." The Navy's mission depends not only on our Sailors, but also on our
civilians who provide critical technical expertise, continuity of knowledge
and experience, and diversity of perspective. Every Navy military and
civilian member is responsible for, accountable for, and contributes to our
2. We are one unified Navy team and must continue to create a climate of
operational excellence that will keep us ready to prevail in all future
challenges. We are fully committed to all members of our team - military and
civilian - and will continue to strengthen our culture of diversity,
integration, and inclusion. We must foster an environment of continuous
learning by providing education, training and development opportunities to
our civilian workforce to execute mission requirements.
3. The Navy Civilian Workforce Framework provides the foundation for our
efforts over the next year and beyond.
This will take time and deliberate action. We are committed, and will
deliberately assess our progress in achieving the goals, adjusting as efforts
are completed and ensuring we are attaining the desired results.
4. Our civilian career path model will be guided by four goals:
a. First, we will have an integrated military-civilian team, with the
best people in the right jobs, all with a clear focus on the Navy mission.
b. Next, Navy civilian workforce education, training and development
opportunities will support career progression and growth.
c. Third, we will work for continual improvement in all stages of the
civilian workforce career path.
d. Finally, a governance mechanism will oversee progress and ensure a
5. As Navy leaders, our knowledge of the Navy Civilian Workforce, personal
commitment to its stated goals and active involvement in its execution are
critical to achieving the desired results. Our dedicated efforts and talent
will ensure the proper leadership and environment to ensure success.
6. All Echelon II and Echelon III Commands are requested to develop a plan
to support each of the goals outlined in reference (a). A Civilian Workforce
Advisory Board, made up of selected civilian and military leaders, will
examine the collected input, address common issues across commands, share
best practices and lessons learned, advise me on Navy-wide initiatives and
assess the effectiveness of the Framework.
Command input will be delivered to OPNAV N1 by 15 December 2016.
OPNAV N1 and the Civilian Workforce Advisory Board will work with each
command to understand their respective efforts and will consolidate command
inputs into an integrated Navy Implementation Plan by 1 February 2017. This
integrated plan will support a Navy-wide enterprise perspective to help
ensure we are collectively institutionalizing this Framework. Echelon II and
Echelon III Commands will then be accountable for the execution of their
respective plans and report on the status of their efforts quarterly to the
Civilian Workforce Advisory Board.
7. Point of contact is Ms. Anne Davis, OPNAV N1, at
(703) 604-7126/DSN 664 or via e-mail at anne.davis(at)navy.mil.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Admiral J. M. Richardson, CNO.//