Three problems with Civil Service
1. The Training Problem
Monday, November 03, 1997
My resume is accurate. I have worked on VHF, ADF, UHF, GPS, Radar, HF, TACAN, IFF, KY equipment, the KIT1C. I have worked these pieces of equipment when configured for C-141, C-5, and C-17 aircraft. However, I have no experience with AFIN equipment. I have no formal education and/or on the job training with INS, Auto-pilot, FSAS, or cock-pit voice/data recording systems (flight-line or shop).
I hereby request that I be given formal education and on the job training, concerning this equipment. This education and training will enable me to completely perform the job that I was hired to do.
I have accepted your request to move to dayshift until my training (including formal education) was completed. I have remained on dayshift for four months awaiting formal training. I have received no formal training at all, in the AFIN career field.
I have ventured up my chain of command to Colonel Sparks, our logistics commander. He has assured me that no formal avionics training has been planned for Altus AFB at all. "I have 1.3 million dollars budgeted for training, here at Altus, over the next 3 years. I have every intention of training my most essential career fields first. They are - engines, hydraulics, and electrics”, said Colonel Sparks.
Tuesday, January 27, 1998
æ½¼ - Mr. Greenwood asked me to meet him at lunch to go over my 90 day initial evaluation, over 120 days after I’d been hired. I said, sure.
?@Noæ½¼ - Met with Mr. Greenwood to discuss my 90-day evaluation, Mr. Richter was present. I got fours and fives out of possible nines, which I hear is about average. I asked him about a trainer, riding the truck, and the KY batteries. He said, "We told you to begin with that we do a kind of self training thing here.", "You are getting better about your wandering", and "I haven't heard anything about the batteries." hanswers are mentioned in the same order as the question, from left to right. I still don't understand the self-training stuff. I've never read about it anywhere before, I can't find anyone else who knows. At any rate I re-emphasized the fact that I needed more training in the AFIN department. I just find it absolutely amazing that I worked on comm/nav equipment in the backshop never stepping foot on a C-141 or C-5 before. Now, all of a sudden they put me on these aircra