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Employee Enhancement Program opens for self-nominations January 14


New selection process improvements are coming for Tinker Air Force Base’s Employee Enhancement Program. The data call announcement date has changed from last November to Jan. 14. EEP applicants will be selected on a competitive basis from self-nominating participants who desire to use the program’s tools to advance in their careers.

EEP self-nominations begin with resumes that will be accepted from Jan. 14 to Feb. 14 with the program’s selectees announced in mid-June. The EEP start date is Oct. 14.

EEP Program Manager Wakita Oliver, education and civilian training, 72nd Support Services, said the new improvements include a data call with a basic overview of the program for civilian employees. Organizational training managers have also been brought into the process to assist with the EEP, while public advertising will be used to share information about the program.

Three town hall meetings will also be held to help ensure that the selection process is “more transparent and dynamic,” Oliver said.

“The selection process is different for our FY20 EEP self-nominating applicants,” she said. “I’ve had separate training meetings with our OTMs. Applicants will use SharePoint to apply. This process change will ensure a gated, step-by-step process and finalists will be interviewed in person.”

Instructions for the self-nomination and other processes are now available on the EEP SharePoint site that was shared with OTMs on Jan. 2 and will be prepared for disbursement to civilian employees on Jan. 14.

Oliver said temporary employees and those with less than three years of civilian employment need not apply.

“The program is designed to increase knowledge and help broaden an employee’s scope of the Tinker Complex and TAFB,” she said. “Participants will learn about our business processes, improve their leadership and personal skills, as well as their capabilities to manage change and establish employee networks.

“TAFB now has 1,389 EEP graduates who found the program to be a positive growth experience.”

The Bldg. 9001 town hall meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Assembly Conference Room. The Bldg. 3001 town hall meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the Patriot Conference room. The final town hall will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Base Theater Auditorium on Jan. 16.

To be considered for the EEP, applicants must have completed three years of service with the federal government prior to the Oct. 1, 2019 program start date.

Applicants will be accepted from the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Defense Logistics Agency and 552nd Air Control Wing civilian personnel grades GS-9 through GS-12 (and Acqdemo equivalent; in broadbands II, III and IV) or WG-10 through WS-14 (includes WL/WS-09).