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For context the entire DMarP side is insanely understaffed, with high turnover and a lot of shortages. A lot of them come in, learn the ropes, realize they have the workload of 3 or 4 people, and quickly realize they can do the same job at another department with a reasonable workload and get poached. We have a hiring freeze at the moment as well.
I'm sad to see them go but happy for them; the expectations are insane and they need to look after themselves first.
We're now at the point where we go to a section head for a procurement officer, and frequently it's the actual section of sub section head working on it because everyone else is already way over the limit.
And on top of that, there is a budget crunch for normal NP funds, so if it's C113 money for the SAF there is a big pile being triaged, and fighting against basic things like DWPs and EDWPs.
Generally if they aren't answering things promptly it's because the 'to do' pile is huge, and even the most productive person in the world will fall behind. At least with the WFH if people need to stop for a mid day cry and 1000 yard stare they can do it somewhere other than the office.
I'm tired of hearing the understaffed cry from those working from home in non operational positions. Do your job. Contribute to the battle space or find something else to do.
Now that my rant is over, we should probably delegate some of the CFSS filling power to the coasts for the RCN. Let the BLogs fill their zero stock NSNs, where possible, and leave you folks in Ottawa to do major and capitol buys.