sequence that allows for proper management control and follow-up.
4. Shop scheduling provides the framework for maximum coordination between various shop crafts and helps reduce the delays caused by the lack of materials, equipment, and transportation.
5. Management reporting provides the Public Works managers with reliable and useful information on performance and manpower distribution. This information is useful for planning, decision making, and reviewing goals.
Setting up a maintenance management system provides the Public Works Departments (PWDs) with an effective tool for managing both productivity and the resources available. To help you better understand the elements of control for the maintenance management system (table 9-1), let's review the organizational structure (or staffing) of a PWD.
Figure 9-1 shows the recommended organization for a small PWD. As a chief petty officer, you may be assigned to overseas activities, security activities, or remote activities within the United States. At these locations you could perform the functions of either the shop's engineer or the assistant public works officer.
The public works officer (PWO), a Civil Engineer Corps officer, is responsible to the commanding officer of the base or activity for organizing, managing, and supervising the PWD. The PWO's areas of responsibility include the shops, the facilities, and the personnel assigned to the PWD. The PWO is responsible for the planning, designing, maintaining, and repairing of facilities. He or she is also responsible for all the safety certifications, energy conservation programs, and environmental matters. He or she may also be responsible for all the facility support contracts.
The Administrative Division is responsible for all matters regarding civilian personnel, office services, reports and statistics, financial management, and management analysis.
Each installation that has family housing must have a centralized family housing office. To centralize the responsibilities for family housing management, you will normally have a Family Housing Division within each PWD. The Family Housing Division has two responsibilities: housing management and housing referral.
Figure 9-1. - Standard organization for a small PWD.Continue Reading