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Require Second in Command (XO) positions to be civilian

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This will help streamline and buffer changes that incoming Commanding Officers require. Some changes that new officers want to make not only result in significant changes, but also cost a lot of money and do not improve the mission. Having a second in command civilian can help buffer this.

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Too much management

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If you don't manage at least 8 people then you should not be a manager. I report to my boss who directly supervises 4 people. Her boss directly supervises 3 people. This goes up the chain about 7 levels (each supervising 3-6 people on average). This makes getting higher level approvals very time consuming and flow of information poor. It also provides too much justification for abundant meetings for "managers" at... more »

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Documentation of Office Practices

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In the Corps of Engineers, we are required to operate based on our business processes as published in the Project Management Business Plan. However, there is a missing step between the "process" and the work. This step is called a "practice." If we can standardize how these practices are documented, we can train new employees faster. USACE is a relatively high-turnover organization. Our productivity dips with every rotation... more »

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