Afghan Logistics Specialist Essential Function 5 Program

Afghan Logistics Specialist Essential Function 5 Program

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Afghan Logistics Specialist (ALS) Essential Function 5 (EF5) Program.

The Team manages complex scheduling activities to deploy the right personnel to the right locations at the right time.

We do this in both CONUS and austere OCONUS venues. OCONUS OTTS schedules and deploys 274 trainers to multiple locations across Afghanistan.

During this support we manage no-shows, resignations, schedule and work location changes, as well as absences due to illness or family matters.

Our capability to execute our current contract was developed on previous overseas contracts where we managed in excess of 1,200 local nationals in a 5-year $62M IDIQ contract teaching 290,000+ members of foreign military forces.

Afghan Logistics Specialist (ALS) Essential Function 5 (EF5) Program. This team manages complex scheduling activities to deploy the right personnel to the right locations at the right time. We do this in both CONUS and austere OCONUS venues. OCONUS OTTS schedules and deploys 274 trainers to multiple locations across Afghanistan. During this support we manage no-shows, resignations, schedule and work location changes, as well as absences due to illness or family matters. Our capability to execute our current contract was developed on previous overseas contracts, of which we managed more than 1,200 local nationals on a 5-year, $62M IDIQ contract, teaching 290,000+ members of foreign military forces.

OTTS is currently providing six (6) U.S. Trainer/Mentor/Manager (TMM) personnel and 274 college-educated Afghans to provide comprehensive training, mentoring, subject-matter expertise, and logistics management support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) logistics commands. When the contract was first awarded in November of 2017, we deployed a well-qualified team of 12 U.S. TMMs to Afghanistan concurrent with our hiring of 274 Afghan nationals to serve as Afghan Logistics Specialists (ALSs). TMMs train the ALSs in logistics processes and in the application of CoreIMS inventory management software. TMMs provide a professional “reach back” capability for technical and professional expertise when the ALSs need advice, assistance, or additional training.

The long-term objective is to provide a potential pool of knowledgeable trained civilians, dispersed throughout Afghanistan to assist the ANDSF in logistic and sustainment functions, translation services, and interpretation of ANDSF decrees, thus creating open lines of communications between the ANDSF and the Coalition. Once trained, ALSs are deployed throughout Afghanistan, working at all levels of the ANDSF, providing one-on-one mentoring and training to members of the ANDSF, and filling immediate voids in ANDSF logistical capabilities. The ALSs are embedded as civilians within the ANDSF at deployed locations, where they train and mentor Afghan soldiers and policemen on a daily basis. This also allows them to gain valuable experience as career logisticians. Ultimately, the training provided to individual ALSs under this program will help with career advancement in civilian areas, thus contributing to the economic development and stability of Afghanistan in the future

Record of Performance
OTTS performed above satisfactorily, as described in our Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System report, during all periods of performance, and maintained a lean forward posture, supporting the customer without delay. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, OTTS initiated a flexible daily tele-mentoring and training process between the ALS and the ANDSF. Any asymptomatic ALSs sent home for health and safety purposes continued to provide mentoring and training to their ANDSF counterparts.

Adherence to Contract Schedules
OTTS completed the base-year contractual obligation of training and deploying 274 ALS to assist the ANDSF one month ahead of schedule, and maintained the required fill rate of 274 Afghan Logistics Specialists during the base year, Option Year 1 and Option Year 2. Additionally, OTTS displayed flexibility through expeditious conformance with 18 contract modifications that included three changes to U.S. expat personnel numbers, various changes to USG provided services, as well as CDRL changes. OTTS quickly adapted to the changes and adhered to all schedules to include the newly instituted COVID-19 changes.

History of Reasonable and Cooperative Behavior
OTTS remains flexible and agile while fulfilling all requests of the Contract Officer’s Representative and Requirements Owner (RO) in Afghanistan. OTTS continues to provide logistics and CoreIMS subject-matter expertise to USG representatives, Coalition members, other contractors and the ANDSF.

Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
OTTS has delivered above and beyond customer satisfaction ensuring that customer needs are met at all times. Our customer reported a “positive working relationship with U.S. Government (USG) personnel and other subcontractors,” and that OTTS “aligned their strategic vision with the command’s vision in order to meet goals and objectives for support to the ANDSF.” We have taken the lead on multiple tasks ensuring logistics and CoreIMS suite training are implemented throughout Afghanistan.

Professional Communications
OTTS maintains communication with all stakeholders and informs them of changes and challenges to collectively determine the best resolution. We are well-known in Afghanistan as champions of the ALS program and CoreIMS suite training. OTTS continues to receive positive affirmation from TAAC Advisors throughout Afghanistan, based solely upon TMM presence at the respective TAAC regions. This action has significantly increased Core IMS awareness, CoreIMS utilization, ALS effectiveness, and ANDSF acceptance to the ALS mission.

In addition, OTTS continues to assist the RO, the Operational Sustainment and Logistics (OS-LOG) component of Resolute Support (RS), and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A), with developing a property book module (CorePBM) rollout plan for the Ministry of Interior. OTTS drafted a comprehensive plan of implementation for the OS-LOG SES to present to Resolute Support’s senior leadership. By providing historical data and subject-matter expertise coupled with continuity, OTTS will reduce costs by implementing lessons learned from errors identified during the previous Ministry of Defense CorePBM implementation.

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