Saturday, July 24, 2010

AFPC civilian director appointed into the SES

by April Rowden
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office

The Air Force Personnel Center celebrated the appointment of one of its directors into the Senior Executive Service during a pinning on ceremony July 22.

Michelle LoweSolis, the Civilian Force Integration director, was appointed into the SES after demonstrating exceptional skill and ability to lead the transformation of the civilian work force.

“We are very proud of Ms. LoweSolis and the tremendous contributions she’s already made to the civilian team in her two years here as a director,” said Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain, AFPC commander. “She’s been at the front of the NSPS conversion; taken the lead on the current hiring surge; been the point person on standing up our five operating location; and is the force behind streamlining our civilian application and hiring processes.

“Her work clearly earned her a position in the cadre responsible for leading the continuing transformation of the government. This appointment is well deserved,” the general said.

Ms. LoweSolis is one of approximately 300 SES members in the Air Force that serve as the major link between presidential appointees and the Air Force work force.

“It’s a great privilege to become part of the SES corps. The roadmap for the civilian workforce is filled with many exciting initiatives. I’m looking forward to continuing with a team that’s focused not only on building today’s Air Force, but tomorrow’s as well,” Ms. LoweSolis said.

Air Force employees are most likely familiar with the Directorate of Civilian Force Integration, or DPI, for their civilian recruitment and hiring functions. However, DPI personnel are also involved in many additional vital activities, such as civilian force development, processing pay-impacting personnel actions for DFAS action, and providing benefits counseling and assistance in the five benefit areas – health insurance, life insurance, retirement, thrift savings plan and death processing/survivor counseling.

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