cancelled and the money reclaimed. The supply
department allows you to review their material
outstanding file to compare it with your known
valid requirements. You should advise supply
personnel of those items required, those received,
and those to be cancelled. After that, supply
personnel will reconcile their records and take
steps as necessary to cancel, complete, or
follow-up on your requisitions.
Your role as a CPO is critical, for you know
the requirements of the work center and can best
determine requisition validity. Close cooperation
with supply department personnel is necessary to
ensure the accuracy of the MOV procedure. Your
leading Storekeeper is best qualified to advise you
of time schedules and local procedures.
You should already know how to identify
materials, fill out requisition forms, and submit
them to the supply department. The department
head is responsible for the assignment of priority
designators to these requisitions. Priority
designators are assigned according to the
Uniform Material Movement and Issue Priority
System (UMMIPS), which carefully defines the
determining factors. The system places the
responsibility directly on the commanding officer
of the requesting activity for the integrity of the
priorities assigned; however, the commanding
officer usually delegates this authority to the
supply officer. This system should make the
assignment of inflated priorities rare and ensure
a feasible priority system.
Two factors determine which of the 15
available priorities will be assigned to each
requisitionthe military importance of the
activity and the urgency of the requirement. Each
ship or activity is assigned a force/activity
designator (F/AD), which indicates its military
importance relative to other ships and activities.
This assignment is made by higher authority (type
commander, fleet commander, and so on). The
department head is responsible for assigning the
correct urgency of need designator (UND) to each
material request. By using the F/AD and the
UND, the supply department is able to assign the
proper priority designator.
Table 4-1 lists the F/ADs (shown in Roman
numerals) across the column heads and the
alphabetical UNDS in the first column. The
Roman numerals represent categories of activities
in descending order of military importance,
ranging from the combat forces under I to the
miscellaneous activities under V.
The letters in the first column of table 4-1
represent different degrees of urgency in descending
order of need, from an unable to perform status
(A) to routine stock replenishment (C). The urgency
category is selected by the requesting activity. It
indicates relative urgency of need for a require-
ment by a force or an activity.
Categories of each alphabetical designator are
defined in the following paragraphs. Only general
categories are covered. A complete listing maybe
found in Uniform Material Movement and Issue
Priority System (UMMIPS), O P N A V I N ST
4614.1F. In each case, the alphabetical designator
preceding the category refers to the applicable
UND column heading shown in table 4-1.
The activity or unit is unable to perform
its mission. The equipment or part is
Repair parts or equipment is required
immediately. Ship operation is impaired
Stock replenishment requirements of
mission-essential material in fleet ballistic
missile (FBM) submarine tenders are
below the safety level and are expected to
reach a zero balance before receipt of the
COSAL-allowed reactor components,
equipment, tools, and other materials are
required to support reactor plant systems.
Stock replenishment and normal supply
requirements are routine. Material is re-
quired to meet scheduled deployment.
NOTE: Additional urgency of need designators
(UND) may be found in Afloat Supply Pro-
cedures, NAVSUP P-485.
RECEIVING AND INSPECTING
Before accepting material purchased from
commercial sources, naval activities inspect the
material to ensure that it conforms to the
specifications included in the purchase documents.
The receiving supply officer inspects the material
for quality and quantity before payment is made.