CPO NEWSBRIEF Ramstein Air Base, Germany S EPTEMB ER 2008
CLASSIFICATION TRANSITION TO AFMA
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
(POC: Servicing Personnel Specialist)
USAJOBS Application Process In November 2008, civilian classification will
transition from local servicing at base level to the
Classification Transition to AFMA
Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA) at Randolph
Post Allowance Decrease Effective AFB, TX. Additional details provided below.
31 Aug 08
New Servicing Assignments at the Civilian
New Online Benefit Courses Available
Delay in Release of Performance Appraisal
Application Version 3 POST ALLOWANCE (PA) DECREASE
Why Do a Self Assessment for NSPS? EFFECTIVE 31 AUG 08
NSPS Training Schedule (POC: DPCR 480-5774)
Other Helpful Websites The State Department decreased the post allowance
rates for DoD civilians at Ramstein eff. 31 Aug 08.
USAJOBS APPLICATION PROCESS
The typical PA recipient, YA-02 with one family
(POC: DPCS 480-5850)
member, annual salary $60,000, will have a decrease
Are you a military spouse or family member of a from $16,440 to $13,700 per year, or from $628.85 to
military or civilian employee, on LWOP from the $524.04 per pay check. Please call the allowances
states and interested in applying for Air Force civil office at DSN 480-5774 if you have any questions.
service position in the KMC?
NEW SERVICING ASSIGNMENTS AT THE
To access the Ramstein Civilian Personnel external CIVILIAN PERSONNEL FLIGHT
vacancy list online please see our web site and follow (POC: DPCS 480-5850)
the links at:
Effective 21 Jul 08, Ramstein Civilian Personnel
- http://www.ramstein.af.mil Office has reorganized. There is no longer a separate
-Civilian Personnel (right side) Plans and Programs Section. Instead, there are now
-US Program Information three NSPS and Staffing teams who provide complete
-Employment Information personnel service support to individual organizations.
-Vacancies Please work with the existing servicing specialist for
all actions already in progress. For new actions, see
For step by step instructions on how to apply through the attached organizational listing and phone
USAJOBS.com please follow the links at: numbers.
-Civilian Personnel (right side)
-US Program Information
-New External Recruitment Process
NEW ON- LINE BENEFITS COURSES
AVAILABLE NSPS TRAINING SCHEDULE
The Air Force Personnel Center Benefits and The NSPS training schedule is located at the
Entitlements Servicing Team now has three new Ramstein COP Website:
online courses for federal civilian employees offering https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/ASPs/CoP/OpenCoP.a
training in the benefit-related areas of retirement, sp?Filter=OO-DP-FE-04
financial planning and new employee orientation. The
training, available since Sep 12 on the automated HR Elements and Performance Management courses
Employee Benefits Information System web program, are mandatory, for all NSPS employees, and Managers
applies to Air Force-serviced civilian employees at all and Supervisors of NSPS employees.
stages of their careers.
Current courses scheduled:
HR Elements for Managers, Supervisors and
employees 4 Nov 08.
Performance Management for Managers and
DELAY IN RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE
supervisors 6 Nov 08.
APPRAISAL APPLICATION (PAA) VERSION 3
Performance Management for Employees 6 Nov 08.
The September 8 deployment of PAA v3 was delayed
due to concerns about migrating to a new version at
such a critical phase in the performance management
cycle. FY08 performance cycle will be completed
using PAA v2. Expected date of release for PAA v3 OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES
is 28 Sep 08 at which time employees and supervisors
can take advantage of the enhancements in building Ramstein CPO Website
their FY09 performance plans. Any performance http://www.ramstein.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsh
plans already built in v2 will automatically be eet.asp?id=4705
converted to v3. My Biz/My Workplace
WHY DO A SELF ASSESSMENT FOR NSPS? Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC)
While there are many who say it is their supervisor's National Security Personnel System (NSPS)
responsibility to track their performance, NSPS http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps/
allows employees to play an important role in their AF National Security Personnel System (NSPS)
performance rating by writing and submitting a self http://ask.afpc.randolph.af.mil/nsps/
assessment. No one is more invested in your Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
performance rating and pay than you are, so take the http://www.opm.gov
opportunity to prepare a strong, well thought out self DFAS - MyPay
assessment and know that you have done everything http://www.dfas.mil
you can to help your supervisor recognize your
performance. Link to prior News bri efs