CSS Hosts Personnel Specialist Afloat Automated Pay HPRR

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Story Number: NNS140820-12Release Date: 8/20/2014 4:27:00 PM

By Colette Recupero & John Smith, Center for Service Support Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Center for Service Support (CSS) on board Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, hosted the Personnel Specialist Afloat Auto Pay Human Performance Requirements Review (HPRR) Aug. 11-15.

HPRRs are designed to re-validate individual training requirements and/or identify new training requirements as they apply to a rating, grade, community, course, systems configuration or fleet operating procedure. The process provides stakeholders an opportunity to review and address existing training, identify redundant or unnecessary training and ensure proper alignment of training based on new or revised requirements.

Personnel Specialist Afloat Auto Pay is a "C" school that trains Sailors in the PS rating to direct and coordinate automated disbursing payroll and travel systems to ensure proper monetary accountability is maintained throughout the fleet.

The HPRR was conducted in accordance within the Naval Education and Training Command 36 month periodicity requirement. During the HPRR, CSS training specialists reviewed the Training Course Control Document and the Course Training Task List for relevancy of course material and to ensure fleet requirements are being met.

CSS Commanding Officer Capt. Mark S. Murphy said the HPRR was beneficial during a dynamic period in personnel specialist (PS) training development.

"With the many changes and enhancements underway in the personnel specialist rating, now is the perfect time to conduct these events to ensure we're in sync with our customers desires and to stay in step with systems and technology changes," he said.

Participants for the HPPR included subject matter experts in the PS rating from CSS, Navy Supply Corps School, Bureau of Naval Personnel, PS Detailer Office, Navy Supply Fleet Logistics Command Norfolk, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

CSS PS Rating Training Manager Chief Personnel Specialist Roger Drumheller said the work performed was rewarding.

"I feel great that we validated our training and made positive improvements to better train our Sailors to work in a disbursing office afloat as well as ashore," he said.

The HPRR was accomplished "virtually," through use of the Defense Connect Online (DCO) system. This forum allowed maximum participation without incurring the time and travel costs associated with a traditional face-to-face event.

CSS and its seven learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills required to support the fleet's warfighting mission. Each year, the nearly 250 staff and faculty members of CSS deliver training to more than 10,000 personnel serving in the Navy's administration, logistics and media communities.

For more news from Center for Service Support, visit www.navy.mil/local/css/.

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