Departmental Structure

Departments are logical groupings of personnel, Teams, Task Forces, Task Groups, and projects that focus in a general area.

The following areas are covered in this document:


A department is composed of three executives and a supporting body of officers with varying rank and affiliation (ST, SW or FY).

The executive is composed of one Senior Manager and two Assistant Managers:

Although our protocol states that one must be at least Lieutenant JG before one can apply for a department, Ensigns may be recruited if and only if the departmental Senior Manager explicitly approves of it.


A department is composed of a variety of logical groups. Groups contain personnel and projects that are specific to some common theme or topic. There are three group classifications:

The day-to-day management of a departmental group is handled by Group Leaders and Assistant Leaders.

Other points on groups:


A project is any goal that requires an organized work effort. Although a project can be developed individually, most usually it involves a team effort. For this reason projects are placed within departmental groups.

The projects in a department are placed within the groups that are most relevant to their theme. A departmental group can be responsible for managing one or many projects.

Cross-Departmental Projects

It is possible to have a project that is cross-departmental in nature. What this means is that personnel and/or resources from multiple departments work together to achieve the goal at hand.

Cross-departmental projects need to be officially placed within a single departmental group; for this reason one department will ultimately take the lead managing and coordinating the joint effort.

Example Structure

Here is an example of a department containing three departmental groups: a Team, Task Force, and Task Group. In this case the team is composed of two genre divisions. As mentioned above, this enables personnel within a genre to work with each other, but at the same time work alongside members of the other genre.

Should you have any further questions on departmental structure, please feel free to contact the Executive Council.

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