Total Force (TF) manpower management is the methodical process of determining, validating, and using manpower requirements to inform budget decisions; prioritizing manpower authorizations based on available funding and personnel executability; and translating authorizations into a demand
signal for personnel, training and education processes. In understanding TF Manpower Management, it is important to highlight
- Fiscal constraints can restrict the Navy from authorizing (buying) all of the validated Total Force requirements.
- Resource Sponsors and Enterprises/Enablers must choose the amount of mission/workload to fund while maximizing their value stream within fiscal constraints.
- Enterprises/Enablers and Budget Submitting Offices (BSOs) must specify which Total Force requirements they would like to authorize (fund) by skill and pay grade, occupational series, career group, and pay band.
- CNO (N1) must adjudicate authorization requests accounting for the health and executability of Navy communities.