TOTAL FORCE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION CENTERS

Date Signed: 5/14/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 058/05

R 281300Z NOV 05
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 058/05
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MI//
SUBJ/TOTAL FORCE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION PERSONNEL
/ADMINISTRATION CENTERS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC/-/4 JUN 04//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 5000.14D, MARINE CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
MANUAL (SHORT TITLE:  MCAP)//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS ALMAR UPDATES COMMANDERS AND MARINES ON THE
TOTAL FORCE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM (TFAS) AND THE ONGOING MOVEMENT OF
MARINE CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL RESOURCES TO INSTALLATION
PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION CENTERS (IPAC).
A.  TFAS, FIELDED THROUGH MARINE ON LINE, IS NOW FIELDED AT 100
PERCENT OF THE ACTIVE FORCE AND 93 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL FORCE.  TFAS
CONTINUES TO IMPROVE MARINE CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES BY
AUTOMATING PROCESSES, DECREASING REDUNDANCY OF DATA INPUT, REDUCING
COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSACTIONS, AND ENSURING THE
ACCURACY OF THE DATA RESIDENT IN THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE
SYSTEM.  AS TFAS HAS MATURED, THE MARINE CORPS HAS REDUCED THE
NUMBER OF MARINES REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, AND
SAVED MARINE'S VALUABLE TIME BY IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROVIDED.
B.  THE REFERENCE DESIGNATED THE IPAC AS THE STANDARD CONFIGURATION
FOR THE DELIVERY OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES AND DIRECTED
A PHASED MOVEMENT OF IPACS TO THE SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT.  THE
REFERENCE ALSO DIRECTED A REVIEW OF THE 01XX OCCUPATIONAL FIELD.  AN
IPAC STRUCTURE WORKING GROUP MET DURING MAY 05 AND DETERMINED THE
NEED FOR AN IPAC AT 14 BASES/STATIONS AND PROVIDED SPECIFIC T/O AND
STRUCUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EACH IPAC.  IT IS NOW TIME TO
CAPITALIZE ON THE EFFORTS OF THE WORKING GROUP AND TAKE THE NEXT
TRANSFORMATIONAL STEP WITH THE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL ADMIN SUPPORT
TO THE IPACS.  AN IPAC WILL BE ESTABLISHED AT THE FOLLOWING BASES
AND STATIONS:
   MCB QUANTICO VA                      MCAS CHERRY POINT NC
   MCB CAMP LEJEUNE NC                  MCAS NEW RIVER NC
   MCAS BEAUFORT SC                     MCRD PARRIS ISLAND SC
   MCAS YUMA AZ                         MCRD SAN DIEGO CA
   MCAS MIRAMAR CA                      MCB CAMP PENDLETON CA
   MAGTFTC 29 PALMS CA                  MCB HAWAII
   MCBASES JAPAN (OKINAWA)              MCAS IWAKUNI JAPAN
WHILE MOVEMENT TO IPACS WILL ENSURE MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES
RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE, THE CORNERSTONE OF SUCCESS IN THIS
ENDEAVOR IS THE COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THOSE CHARGED WITH
PROVIDING SUPPORT AND THOSE SUPPORTED.  THIS RELATIONSHIP REQUIRES
AN ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT BY ALL ORGANIZATIONS AND A FOCUS OF EFFORT ON
THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF TFAS AS OUTLINED IN THE REFERENCE.
2.  ALTHOUGH THIS MESSAGE BRIEFLY CONVEYS THE FOCUS, ROLES, AND
RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE TFAS AND IPAC EFFORT, IT DOES NOT DIMINISH
THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS ENDEAVOR.  THERE ARE QUICK WINS TO BE MADE,
BUT ADVANCEMENTS IN AREAS SUCH AS USER COMFORT, APPLICATION
CONFIDENCE, AND MOVEMENT AWAY FROM THIRD-PARTY ACTIONS REQUIRES
CONTINUED DILIGENCE BY COMMANDERS, LEADERS AND MARINES AND A TOTAL
COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE.
3.  SEMPER FIDELIS, M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//