As a crew leader, you must become familiar with the forms used to request material or services through the Navy Supply System. Printed forms are available that provide all the information necessary for the physical transfer of the material and accounting requirements. The form you will use most often is NAVSUP Form 1250, shown in figure 1-1.
Crew leaders are not usually required to complete the entire form. However, you must list the stock number of the item, when available, the quantity required, and the name or description of each item needed. Turn this form in to the expediter, who checks it, fills in the remaining information, and signs it. The form then goes to the material liaison officer (MLO) or supply department for processing.
In ordering material, you need to know about the national stock number (NSN) system. Information on the NSN system and other topics about supply is given in Military Requirements for Petty Officer Third Class, NAVEDTRA 12044.
In both battalion and shore-based activities, you will be posting entries on time cards for military personnel. You need to know the type of information called for on the cards and understand the importance of accuracy in labor reporting. The reportings systems used primarily in naval mobile construction battalions (NMCBs) and the system employed at shore-based activities are similar.
A labor accounting system is used to record and measure the number of man-hours a unit spends on various functions. Labor utilization information is collected every day in sufficient detail and manner to allow the operations department to readily compile the data. This helps the operations officer to both manage manpower resources and prepare reports for higher authority. Although labor accounting systems may vary slightly from one command to another, the system described here is typical.
Each work unit accounts for all labor used to carry out its assignment. This lets management determine the amount of labor used on the project. Labor costs are figured, and actual man-hours are compared with other similar jobs. When completed, unit managers and higher commands use this information to develop planning standards.
The type of labor performed must be broken down and reported by category to show how labor has been used. For timekeeping and labor reporting
Figure 1-1. - NAVSUP 1250.Continue Reading