Robins UEI set for July

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
Robins will undergo a Unit Effectiveness Inspection July 18 to 29. A team of more than 100 Air Force Materiel Command inspectors will converge on Robins to conduct the inspection under the newly-implemented Air Force Inspection System. 

The UEI will affect over 20,000 members of Team Robins, including those who work in the 78th Air Base Wing, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the 638th Supply Chain Management Group and Air Force Sustainment Center operating locations. 

"The UEI is the AFMC IG team coming and grading how we inspect ourselves. The inspection's purpose is to look at how well we do our jobs to support Robins Air Force Base," said Col. Jeffery Glass, 78th Air Base Wing inspector general. 

Inspections such as these are an essential function of commands, which evaluate efficiency, readiness, discipline and resource management, with units inspected to ensure the focus on mission readiness and building a culture of disciplined compliance in performing work. 

According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, the purpose of inspections is "to improve, with an effort to evaluate an organization, function or process by way of special visits, surveys, interviews, assessments, technical evaluations, exercises and audits or other means deemed necessary by the commander." 

A cornerstone of AFIS, the ongoing Commander's Inspection Program includes a self-assessment component with the use of the online Management Internal Control Toolset. Information contained in MICT provide "critical data to leadership about the adequacy of policy, training, manpower, funds, equipment and facilities." 

Under AFIS, commanders can receive an independent assessment of a unit's ability to prevent fraud and abuse, minimize waste, as well as to find, report, analyze and fix deficiencies. 

"The inspection system is basically an opportunity to identify and fix any problems," said Matthew Quilliams, 78th Inspector General Inspection System Administrator. 

The wing's last UEI in 2014 resulted in a highly effective rating.