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Title: "(U.S.) Navy Announces Review of All Collateral Duties, Eliminates Seven Now"
Post by: Bread Guy on July 12, 2017, 16:43:03
Sounds like some "s**tty little jobs officer" jobs are being trimmed (http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=101413) - highlights mine ...
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The Navy eliminated seven shipboard collateral duties in NAVADMIN 168/17*, released July 11, and tasked a working group to further review all collateral duties for the potential to be eliminated or consolidated.

The seven collaterals identified for immediate elimination were selected from a review of Fleet units and will have minimal impact to mission: Athletics Officer, Library Officer, Health Benefits Advisor, Community Relations Project Officer, Enlisted Safety Committee (Safety petty officers have not been eliminated, but the Committee will be combined into the Enlisted Safety Council), Knowledge Management Officer, and Voting Officer.

This effort is part of a larger objective to remove unnecessary burdens and distractions from Sailors to allow them to focus on core warfighting and to better allow leadership to evaluate Sailors on performance in their primary duties.

"There's this idea that without a bunch of collaterals, you're just not going to be competitive for advancement, and what that does is water down our mission focus," said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson during an April all-hands call in Hampton Roads, Va.

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran has been closely involved in the development of this NAVADMIN and signed as the releasing authority. VCNO notes the next step is to identify additional collateral duties that are trivial, have outlived their usefulness, are implicit in primary billet descriptions, or should be temporary only.

"It's not just about removing collateral duties," said Moran. "It's about taking a hard look at all the demands we put on our ships, squadrons and our Sailors, and refocusing our efforts on eliminating the unnecessary tasks that ultimately distract our Sailors from their primary duties."

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano will lead a working group to conduct a comprehensive review of all collateral duties and will report his findings, via Fleet leadership, directly to CNO later this summer ...
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