Depot employee claims command-level award
June 3, 2008
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Jeannette Detrick is the Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command's 2008 Management Control Process Award Winner. She is an information technology quality assurance evaluator in the Internal Review and Audit Compliance Office.
She earned this award in April by developing the concept of a depot Web page, and assisted personnel in the Director of Information Management with the development. The Web page contains instruction and guidance packages, information on the Army's "Check-It Campaign," training, and templates for various forms. The Web page also included the commander's policy letter for Army Management Control Process, and provided electronic access to each required management control checklist sorted by organization.
"These efforts were the cumulative results of lessons learned from fiscal years 2006 and 2007 Annual Assurance Statements," says Brian Ross, chief of the IRAC Office.
The AMCP Web page was introduced in October 2006. It was made available to all depot employees in October 2007. Detrick's dedication to create and refine the Web page will enhance the ability to provide the work force access to this critical information, says Ross.
She learned the AMCP and streamlined the depot's delivery and collection processes for the AMCP checklists. Because of those efforts and pre-planning that went into preparing the 2008 fiscal year program, managers are able to complete their AMCP packages in less time than before.
Because of her 18 years of experience in the DOIM, she was able to assist depot managers with the CECOM online AMCP training modules. There were many other manual and automated processes she assisted with, including setting up the depot's first automated forms process.
Employees can access the online training modules through the Training Completion Tracker database or the Web page.
At the end of fiscal year 2006, Detrick suggested they electronically post all checklists, training material and the management control evaluation certification statements (DA Form 11-2-Rs) to the intranet.
She wanted to further improve the program, says Ross.
"She is always willing to help and when she puts her mind to something she makes sure she completes that task," says Robert Filarsky, who believes she earned the award because of her dedication to her job. Filarsky is an accountant in the IRAC Office.
Detrick is now working with DOIM to implement a Web-based digital dashboard, which summarizes internal business data. The IRAC office hopes to begin using this dashboard, which is similar to the one used by CECOM's Acquisition Center, by the beginning of fiscal year 2009.
Detrick was awarded $500 and will receive a Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement signed by Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, CECOM LCMC commander.
Ross believes Detrick's efforts and innovations will save the depot significant time "without sacrificing the quality of the program."
"Her resourcefulness and commitment to excellence have made a material and positive impact in the accomplishment of the MCP mission, at the depot and within the CECOM community," said Many Anne Linder, CECOM LCMC Resource Management.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.