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Maritime Logistics Community News : December 2008
NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2008 13 Writer category to modernise and accept these new technologies to be able to move ahead for the future. There will be many changes to the employment of writers that currently work in Defence Support Group (DSG), we are currently in the process of returning 13 positions back to Navy. This will ensure Command is provided with the highest level of HR expertise required to meets its duty of care and best use the skills of our Writers. Navy have come to an agreement with DSG to employ our Writers in satellite centres at Pitt Street in Sydney and HMAS STIRLING. Both these areas will employ our Writers to train, maintain and upskill them in ADF Pay giving them the required skill to fulfil their future positions at sea. As the pay process for shore establishments becomes centralised by the PAC, the processing of pay will be removed in both Darwin and Cairns. As these area look after our small boat personnel we will be employing a LSWTR in the Customer Support Centre at HMAS CAIRNS, Darwin and FBW to be the liaison officer between the PAC and the small boats / submarines. The current work engagement that these areas fulfil with the small boats will not change except the processing of transactions will be done by the PAC. I will endeavour to visit as many Writers during my time as Writer Category Sponsor and will welcome any feedback on the future of our category. Feel free to send an email or give me a call if you have any questions in regard to the branch. FRoM STAFF oFFICER PoLICY 2 By LEUT Nev Cook, RAN, MILT At the Supply Conference on 27 March 2008, Head of Supply Community, Commodore Richards announced the preferred and CN endorsed Supply Community Crest. Following a survey of Supply personnel located within Ships and Establishments of the six potential designs, the preferred crest choice and text to be included is: The crest was designed and created by Mr Gary Kinkade, Manager of Navy Badges who works within the Directorate Navy Reputation Management. During the planning and creation phase, he based the design around the Supply “Star” as it already has strong links with the Supply Branch in regard to the rate badge and non-substantive badge already in service. The blue wavy section eludes to the sea/Navy, and with the white between, links the early history of the Supply Branch of officers wearing white on their shoulder boards to denote their Branch. The text “Provide and Deliver’ had wide scale support as it represents the work and roles undertaken by Supply personnel. This crest will not supersede current workplace or Headquarter’s crests or emblems, but provide a corporate Branch identity and promote the Supply Community to a wider audience. It can and should be used for PR purposes and be distributed as far and widely as possible. Supply memorabilia is available through SALT: the primary POC is Mr. Jak Goudman who can be contacted on (02) 6266 4985 or jak.goudman@ defence.gov.au LoGISTICS PoLICY UPdATES Some of the major projects being progressed by LEUTs Mark Cohayney and Nev Cook in consultation with ADO and HQs are as follows: • Transitional arrangements for WTR personnel including establishment of Personnel Administration Centre (PAC) detachments, this includes: o Working with DSG to achieve Navy requirements o Continuation training, professional development and geographical stability For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org QuarterPageJune08_2.indd 1 7/7/08 1:23:59 PM Learn about Financial Advice with our new eLearning module at: www.adfconsumer.gov.au • Review of employment responsibilities for the future Writer Category (LCDR A.M.G. Naughton, RANR) • Development and Co-ordination of the future structure, implementation, policy and roles of the Naval Reserve OPLOG PQ • Addressing Financial concerns of Sea going units regarding public funds with DGNBM and MAB • Formulation of Policy on RAN Establishments Clubs and Associations • Updating and revision of Customs DI(N) 19-2 • Review of electronic Service Fund software application package for HMA Ships • Review and endorsement of ABR5101 When these projects and subject headings have been finalised and approved, they will enhance working practices and regulations and provide updated policy documentation. Supply Officers are requested to forward issues, suggested amendments or concerns on current Supply policy to ADNPR (SU) to email@example.com or neville.cook1@defence. gov.au on (02) 62663790 or (02) 62664793 respectively. CHRISTMAS WISHES In closing, the team at ADNPR(SU) extends to you all their best wishes for the Christmas and the New Year period. Happy Holidays to you all if you are able to take a break. For those who will be working, and particularly deployed over the holiday period, our thoughts are with you for a successful deployment and a safe return. If you are driving make sure you ‘plan to arrive alive’ making use of the Defence Highway Rest Stop program or the Driver Reviver program. Do you need a Financial Adviser?