The Manpower section distributes manpower resources to the schools and districts and documents all manpower authorizations. We support the DDESS world class education program by:
- meeting the manpower needs of the DDESS schools within available resources
- promoting innovative staffing practices
Manpower is DDESS' primary resource, with salaries and other manpower-related costs representing the major budget expenditure.
The Staffing program objectives are to forecast, justify, program, allocate, and manage DDESS' staffing resources in a manner that effectively and economically supports the delivery of a high-quality education to eligible students.
Manpower resources are distributed to implement approved educational programs in the most equitable and efficient manner possible. Every attempt is made to structure positions to provide an optimum balance among mission needs, economy, efficiency of operations, and effective manpower utilization.
The Manpower Management System (MMS) is the DoDEA system designed to manage manpower allocations. MMS includes a Faces-to-Spaces module for maintaining personnel assignments and accounting for onboard strength.
School level staffing is determined by student enrollment by applying the DoDEA published DDESS staffing standards to the projected student enrollment. The staffing standards are set by DoDEA Headquarters after coordinating with DDESS, DoDDS-Pac and DoDDS-Eur, and the District Superintendents. They are subject to periodic review and revision based on comparison to U.S. public school systems, shifts in educational priorities, and fiscal constraints.
The Fall enrollment of the current school year is used as the basis for the coming school year enrollment projections. The enrollment projections take into account such things as school closures and reconfigurations, ongoing military housing projects, and troop stationing. Area Directors and District Superintendents may transfer positions within categories and between schools in order to meet local needs and special situations. The DDESS Resource Management Division stands ready to assist and advise the districts on their staffing issues and requirements.