Technician Hiring in the Air National Guard: A Timeline Study
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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Anecdotal narratives throughout the Air National Guard ANG tell of long-standing angst regarding the abnormal length of time to hire a Technician Title 32 position. As Technicians constitute approximately two-thirds of the ANGs full time force and exist for the purpose of organizing, training, and equipping ANG military members to deploy in support of our nations objectives, as well as to support state domestic operations, it is easy to understand why this is disconcerting. This Descriptive Survey explored various timeframes for hiring Technicians across the ANG and identified possible causes of hiring delays. The target population studied consisted of Force Support Squadrons at ANG Wings, Human Resources Offices at the Joint Force Headquarters level, as well as external federal agencies. Based on the responses received from the ANGs Human Resource professionals via data calls, two main themes surfaced lack of education of the Human Resource professionals at the Wing-level and lack of tracking and hiring metrics across the ANG. The application of the findings from this research may lead to increased awareness of the disparate issues, change within ANG metrics gathering, cross-tell of best practices, and additional changesupdates to the processes related to hiring Technicians.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations