Hr Functions in the Military

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Module 1 Assignment John Kopplin Saint Leo University 10 March 2013 Abstract DOD Civilians make up a portion of the non-operating forces of the US Navy. With the potential of sequestration and furloughs of these DOD Civilians, the impacts could be significant for the Navy to maintain its mission. The overall actions of HR must continue to function in order for the Navy , and the Military to be successful. HR is the U.S. Navy is a unique beast because there are uniformed members of the Navy and DOD Civilians. In February 2013 Secretary Panetta announced that due to sequestration DOD Civilians could face furloughs (Yoder, 2013). Furloughs are not total layoffs, but instead of working 5 days a week they would work only four days a week. The Leadership in the Navy has now been trying to see how the impacts of this could affect the force. “The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas” (U.S. Navy, 2013) In providing for that mission, there are four parts of government; operating forces, shore establishment, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) level departments and then the supporting departments. With the exception of the operating forces in each of these parts of the Navy Civilian DOD employees are instrumental into the success of the Navy. As sequestration looms, Human Recourse functions are being stressed on the Civilian side of the Navy, and questions arise whether it will impact the Navy to meet its mission. At the end of February the Defense Department “told its nearly 800,000 civilian federal employees that should sequestration occur, it will be forced to place the vast majority of them on unpaid furloughs” (Yoder, 2013). Looking at individual commands in particular my current command, Helicopter Maritime
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