Original Date: 06/23/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Ammunition Training/Certification Program Tracking System
All Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) employees working explosive operations and employees responsible for planning or managing these operations require training. The Ammunition Training/Certification Program Tracking System is a database that tracks the training requirements, certification training history, and upcoming training for personnel in a specific job series.
The Ammunition Training/Certification Program is required training as outlined in the Army Materiel Command (AMC) Regulation 350-4, LEAD Regulation 350-9, and LEAD Circular 15-101. Until four years ago, training was always difficult to track. All certification records were kept manually through a paper system that was labor intensive and conducive to mistakes. It was difficult to keep track of training histories and requirements when personnel were constantly changing positions and job series.
In 1993, a database was developed by LEAD that kept track of personnel training histories and specified requirements by Job Series. The database is relational and is linked to the personnel database that contains employee information such as job series, and Table of Distribution and Allowances line. Required courses per AMC Regulation 350-4 and LEAD Regulation 350-9 are entered into the database. All Form 1556 Training Requests and Form 52 Personnel Actions are entered into this database to indicate required and received training. Searches can be performed to identify the required courses by Job Series, individual, cost center, and Directorate. The database provides a listing of personnel who require a certification course. Data entry and retrieval are easy and accurate.
The database has been operational since 1993, and has brought accuracy and discipline to the Ammunition Training/Certification Program tracking requirements. Other training requirements, histories, and schedules can be kept on this database. Plans are to extend this capability to the Hazardous Waste Training program.
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