Fort Gordon leadership discusses garrison's force reshaping, career opportunities
February 28, 2012
FORT GORDON, Ga - (Feb. 14, 2012) Fort Gordon garrison employees were invited to a Town Hall Meeting in Darling Hall Feb. 14 to discuss Installation Management Command's plans for garrison force reshaping. On hand to discuss the issues and answer questions were Col. Robert Barker, Fort Gordon garrison commander, John Curry, Fort Gordon garrison deputy commander; and John McIntyre, Fort Gordon garrison director of Human Resources. The primary topic of concern was how many positions would remain by the end of the fiscal year.
It was explained the post needs to have end strength of 400 civilian personnel by the beginning of FY13 (Oct. 1). Currently, Fort Gordon has 465. However, based on expected transfers, attrition, and the end of several term appointments, manning is projected to be at 405 employees by Sept. 30. Curry said that these numbers should prevent any involuntary cuts.
"IMCOM has given us a directive to be within ten of the desired goal. So as long as these projections pan out, there shouldn't be any problems," he said.
Curry said the command recognizes the frustration of the workforce, and appreciates the extra effort everybody has put in to get through these difficulties.
"We know a lot of people are working outside of their fields due to low manning levels," he said. "It's all stuff that needs to be done and it's commendable that the employees of this installation put their collective shoulders to the wheel to get the job done."
Aside from manning issues, the meeting included information on the Army's new Civilian Records Brief. Available on the Civilian Personnel website (cpol.army.mil), this new feature provides an easy to read and manage overview of an employee's career.
"Basically, it's an employee's entire career compressed to one page," McIntyre said.
The CRB lists an employee's work history, education, security clearances, awards, and more. A step-by-step video of instructions for accessing the CRB can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6l6Emo8DE.
The CRB can also be saved to an employee's personal records or even uploaded to use as part of an application package through USAJobs.com or the IMCOM Enterprise Placement Program.