other schedules are issued. The quarterly
employment schedule, shown in figure 2-2, shows
changes in ships operations that could change
each departments long-range work plan.
Before making your work center schedule,
combine information from the commands annual
and quarterly employment schedules and the
planning board for training input.
You have one more step to take before you
can develop your work center schedule. You must
determine a timeline; that is, the amount of time
needed to complete the job. You need a timeline
for two reasons:
1. To keep an accurate account of the
progress of each task from beginning to end
2. To professionally challenge the abilities of
your junior petty officers and to give them the
required leadership growth
To determine a timeline, decide what the work
center needs to do the job, such as tools and
supplies. Then decide how much, if any, outside
assistance the work center requires. By doing that,
you can estimate the amount of time for the job
from beginning to end with relative accuracy.
With the help of your division chief, decide
the urgency (or priority) of each work center job.
List each job on your work center schedule based
on its priority.
You are now ready to perform the final and
easiest phase of completing your work center
scheduleputting the timelines on your schedule.
Figure 2-3 gives an example of a work center
schedule. To the right of each job listed
on the schedule, draw a horizontal line from
the column containing the designated start
date to the column containing the designated
completion date. That horizontal line shows
your timelinethe amount of time allowed to
complete the job.
Use a pencil to make out and maintain your
schedule because a change can occur without
warning. Remember, the work center schedule will
help you be a better manager. Use it wisely.
THE QUARTERLY TRAINING PLAN
After you complete the work center schedule,
fill out your quarterly training plan (fig. 2-4). The
Figure 2-2.Quarterly employment schedule.