The Tinker Air Force Base "Employee Enhancement and Enrichment Program: (E-Cubed) was established early in 1997 to broaden the outlook of recently hired outstanding scholars and Palace Acquire interns. The "Employee Enhancement Program" (EEP) described here is an outgrowth of the original program and is intended for personnel who have been with the Federal Government for at least three years. To date, EEP has approximately 1546 graduates that have experienced significant personal and professional growth. The program includes some of the same features of the original program, including a team structure, senior advisors for each team, individual briefings by participants and tours of key Tinker organizations, but now includes personal and professional development, service projects and leadership development. In 2020, EEP was pleased to announce a pilot program allowing active duty military the ability to apply for the program based on rank requirements. As the program continues to grow, the reach and focus on total force integration will continue as well. Currently, EEP is the longest running professional development program at Tinker AFB.
EEP is a 12 month employee development program for high-potential GS-9 through GS-12 (and Acq Demo/DP Maps grades) and WG-08 (includes WL/WS-09) through WS-14 employees. The program will broaden participants' knowledge of the mission, structure, and business activities of key organizations at Tinker Air Force Base and improve their management/leadership skills through workshops and projects. Participants will be assigned to a 25-30 person group. Each group will have a senior advisor (mentor) and a team leader. Teams will meet for one or two sessions each month. The exception will be in October where participants will have a 40 hour class-room orientation.