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  • AF Policy Directive 90-9: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFI 90-901: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFMC Instruction 90-902: Operational Risk Management, Dec 2007

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    The number of military and civilian personnel required and potentially available to operate, maintain, sustain, and provide training for systems.


    • Have manpower requirements been identified?
      • Military - Active, Reserve, Officer, Enlisted
      • Civilians
      • Contractors

    • Are requirements within program constraints?
      • Were manpower constraints identified in the MNS?
      • Was manpower addressed in the ORD?

    • Is a sufficient supply of human resources available to man the system?

    • Has a Manpower Estimate been done?

    • Have system requirements been compared with projected quantities of qualified personnel?

    • Does the new system require more, same or fewer people than predecessor system?

    • Will distribution of ranks/grade change?

    • Have all MOS/ASI/SQI needed to support new system been identified?

    • Will system increase requirements for supply items; have cost and logistical implications been identified?

    • Has the impact on operator, maintainer, and support personnel requirements been determined?

    • Has the impact of this system on force structure during replacement or "phase in" been determined? How long will "phase-in" take?

    • If a plus-up is required in authorizations for existing units, have tradeoffs been identified?

    • Is this system supportable in the current environment?

    • Have you identified labor-intensive tasks, which might result from hardware or software interface design problems?

    • Can increased workload be designed out by increasing system performance (e.g., built in error-malfunction diagnostics)?

    • Is recommended manning of operators-maintainers-repairers sufficient for continuous operations?
      • How long are shifts?
      • Consider the effects of degraded manning on performance because of fatigue or reduced crew size due to attrition.

    • What impact will unprogrammed losses have on workload and task completion?

    • What is the impact of mechanical failure and increased task requirements on crew members?

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