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FISCAL YEAR 2020 THROUGH 2024 TRAINING INPUT PLAN REQUIREMENTS WORKING GROUP PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE

Date Signed: 11/26/2018
MARADMINS Number: 664/18

R 261701Z NOV 18
MARADMIN 664/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2020 THROUGH 2024 TRAINING INPUT PLAN REQUIREMENTS WORKING GROUP PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1553.1B/19910524//
REF/B/DOC/MCO 1553.2C/20160811//
REF/C/DOC/MCO 5311.1E/20151118//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1553.1B THE MARINE CORPS TRAINING AND EDUCATION SYSTEM.  REF B IS MCO 1553.2C MARINE CORPS FORMAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT POLICY.  REF C IS MCO 5311.1E TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE PROCESS.//
POC/D. R. JEFFRIES/MAJ/TECOM/TEL: (703) 432-0071/DSN 378-0071//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Commanding General (CG), Training and Education Command (TECOM) sponsors the annual Training Input Plan (TIP) Requirements Working Group (WG), and the TECOM Formal School Quota Requirements Management Branch (FSQRMB), Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training and Education Standards Division acts as the CGs agent to conduct the TIP Requirements WG.  The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 through FY 2024 TIP Requirements WG will be conducted from Tuesday, 5 March 2019 through Thursday, 7 March 2019 aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.  This message provides preliminary WG guidance, as well as guidance for sponsors submission of formal school training requirements in preparation for the TIP Requirements WG.
2.  Background
2.a.  Per references (a) and (b), FSQRMB annually solicits formal school training quota requirements from formal school requirement sponsors (Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine Corps Installations Command, Marine Corps Logistics Command, occupational field managers as defined in reference (c), and Marine Forces Commanders).  This information is compiled into the TIP, disseminated, and used as a planning tool for those activities required to plan, program, resource, and schedule training capacity to meet the Marine Corps formal school training requirements.  FSQRMB requests sponsors submit their training requirements approximately two months prior to the TIP Requirements WG.  The purpose of the pre-WG submission is to provide sufficient time for FSQRMB to conduct requirement validation analysis prior to the WG meeting and to use the WG meeting as the vehicle for finalizing requirements, rather than as the vehicle for gathering them.
2.b.  Requirement sponsors who do not submit FY 2020 through FY 2024 requirements will not have their requirements published in the FY 2020 through FY 2024 TIP, resulting in FY 2020 course quotas not being allocated to their sponsor codes during the FY 2020 class schedule approval and posting process.
3.  Working Group Objectives
3.a.  To the greatest extent possible, finalize the FY 2020 formal training requirements by military occupational specialty (MOS) or individual course identifier (CID), sponsor, and student type.  Where finalization is not possible before WG adjournment, gather and validate FY 2020 formal course quota requirements.
3.b.  Confirm recognized sponsors formal training requirements by MOS, sponsor, and student type for FY 2020 through FY 2024.
3.c.  Provide face-to-face liaison and coordination amongst FSQRMB, requirement sponsors, operating forces, schoolhouses, and other WG participants.
4.  Action.  In preparation for the TIP requirements WG, formal school requirement sponsors shall submit requirements per the following guidance.
4.a.  For all requirement sponsors, except active and reserve component entry level officer and enlisted, and enlisted lateral move requirement sponsors (Manpower Plans and Policy (MPP)/ Manpower Management Divion Officer Assignment Branch/ Reserve Affiars Personnel, Policy, Plans and Programming (RAP)/ and Reserve Affairs Management Branch (RAM)), submit best estimate FY 2020 through FY 2024 requirements for courses with an active CID in Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) student registrar to FSQRMB no later than (NLT) 11 January 2019.
4.b.  For active and reserve component entry level officer and enlisted, and enlisted lateral move requirement sponsors (MPP, RAP, RAM), submit FY 2020 through FY 2024 training requirements for courses with active CIDs in MCTIMS student registrar to FSQRMB NLT 22 February 2019.
4.c.  Method for submitting FY 2020 through FY 2024 requirements.  Requirement sponsors shall submit their FY 2020 through FY 2024 requirements by entering and submitting them to FSQRMB in the sponsor TIP tool sub-module within MCTIMS student registrar.  FSQRMB will have a Microsoft Excel pre-TIP requirements template (FY 2020 through FY 2024 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form.xlsx) and Requirements Template instructions (FY 2020 through FY 2024 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form instructions.docx) available to distribute as an alternative submission method should any difficulties arise with the sponsor TIP tool.
4.c.1.  Sponsor TIP tool.  The sponsor TIP tool sub-module will enable sponsors to load and submit requirements to FSQRMB for review and approval directly in student registrar.  It will also  enable FSQRMB to analyze and accept requirements or return them to sponsors for re-work or additional justification within student registrar.  This will allow FSQRMB and sponsors to conduct all requirement communications within student registrar.  Thus, the sponsor TIP tool will eliminate the need to employ external templates and instructions, to manually transfer sponsor requirement data from templates to student registrar, or to communicate via external e-mail.  The sponsor TIP tool is intended to be the sole method for loading, submitting, and adjudicating requirements for the FY 2020 through FY 2024 TIP.  FSQRMB plans to make the sponsor TIP tool available to sponsors by 25 October 2018.  If needed, sponsors may contact FSQRMB at tecomtqmrequests@usmc.mil to request additional guidance on the use of the sponsor TIP tool.
4.c.2.  Back-up TIP requirements template.  Should any problems occur that would preclude effective employment of the sponsor TIP tool, FSQRMB will revert to the back-up submission method, and sponsors will make their requirement submissions using the pre-TIP requirements template (FY 2020 through FY 2024 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form.xlsx) and requirements template instructions (FY 2020 through FY 2024 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form instructions.docx).  If it becomes necessary to use the back-up submission method, FSQRMB will e-mail these documents to the contacts on file for the entities listed in paragraph (2.b) as soon as the decision to employ the back-up is made.  All others can obtain a copy by e-mail request to tecomtqmrequest@usmc.mil or by downloading it directly from the FSQRMB public website and opening the FY 2020 through FY 2024 TIP requirements WG (5-7 March 2019) shared documents folder:  https:(slash)(slash)vcepub.
tecom.usmc.mil/sites/directorates/mtesd/fs/default.aspx.  To access this SharePoint site you must use your common access card Department of Defense e-mail certificate.  Furthermore, sponsors may contact FSQRMB at tecomtqmrequests@usmc.mil to request additional guidance on the use of the pre-TIP requirements template or for advice or referral on requirement planning.  Submit the completed requirements submission form via e-mail to tecomtqmrequest@usmc.mil.
5.  Post-submission actions.  FSQRMB will review submitted requirements and compare them to MCTIMS student registrar FY 2016 through FY 2018 quota usage data, as well as corresponding data provided by the other services training management systems.  Based on review of ongoing performance, FSQRMB will communicate with sponsors of requirements that appear to understate or overstate appropriate and achievable input in order to refine the requirements prior to the WG convene date.  As noted in paragraph (3.a.)  the objective is to confirm requirement validity to the greatest extent possible prior to the TIP requirements WG convening.  This will minimize the need to adjudicate requirement validity during the WG.
6.  The WG agenda and billeting information will be published in the FY 2020 through FY 2024 Training Input Plan Requirements Working Group Final Guidance Marine administrative message (MARADMIN) expected to be released in December 2018.
7.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General D. H. Berger, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//