By Paul Ferguson (JMC)May 22, 2019
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. - JMC G-1 and Safety representatives Norbert Herrera, Jennifer Mehmert, and Mike Styvaert credited revised JMC policies and use of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) for JMC's Time-to-Hire rate of 74.65 days, which is one of the best in AMC. Representatives from AMC also praised JMC for making culture a larger focus through efforts like embedding cultural elements into the employee evaluation system (DPMAP), creating cultural role sheets, and incorporating cultural moments into staff meetings.
This year's forum included representatives of twelve Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs). Its purpose was to build and sustain readiness through synchronization across the AMC G-1 and Safety staff. According to Herrera, such events, "provide valuable opportunities for JMC representatives to discuss issues and share best practices and strategic initiatives with other commands, optimize problem solving and receive policy guidance and budgetary updates from AMC."
MSC representatives shared information concerning three top priorities: Shape the Fight, Talent Management, and Time-to-Hire. JMC's team highlighted the command's strategic objectives and outputs related to Line of Effort 3: Soldiers and People. Attendees also discussed potential human resources improvements, including changes in recruitment and training, developments in HR and Safety, and the Security Clearance process, (which shifted from OPM to DoD in FY19). Moving forward, attendees from the MSCs plan to continuously review processes and look for streamlining possibilities in the effort to maintain integration across the AMC Enterprise.