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How do I subscribe to receive notifications on a publication/form?

-Log into WMS https://wmsweb.afncr.af.mil/wms/
-In the Keywords box enter the product number and click on search
-When the search results return scroll over to the right of the line item and click on the magnifying glass under view details
-The next page that appears will be the product details page
-Look on the right side of the page and click on "subscribe now"
-When the dialog box appears you have the option to continue the subscription or cancel the action

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Please send your expedited request to the AFDPO/PPP Workflow: usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.afdpo-ppp@mail.mil

A new form and the prescribing publication must be published and distributed simultaneously. This is not the case for revised forms.
Yes, OPRs planning to rescind a publication must complete technical/ functional coordination in addition to obtaining certification and approval using the AF Form 673. 

OPRs should access the Air Force Information Management Publishing Tool (AFIMPT) system to modify the product as a rescind action. Please send an email request with your official Appointment letter signed by your commander to the AFIMPT workflow at usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.AFDPO-AFIMPT@mail.mil.
If a form at any level collects Privacy Act information it must be prescribed in an official publication and managed in accordance with Privacy Act guidance (see AFI 33-332).
The prescribing publication does not need to be revised when a form is revised unless instructions related to the revised form need to be updated.
The opening page of the e-Publishing Library is the Master Catalog for all products based on organizations and then by series or form range. You may also search for publications by organization, subject or product type by using the Advance Search.

From the homepage, enter your "product number" in the "Search products" box at the top right-hand corner of the page (do not add spaces, i.e., AFI33-360 or AF673), then click on the word "Find it".

If you do not know the Product number for a product but know the Product name or a section of it you may enter it in the "Search products" box and click on "Find it". This will provide a list of products with the keywords you entered under "Product Index". Also, you may search by using the Advanced Search function. Advance search will search the content of the products and return all of the products related to your search criteria. (Note: This search will not give you a list of product numbers; rather it provides content with a link to the product).

Another search option is to search using the Product Index by clicking on the appropriate tab and sorting through the list of results for Departmental, MAJCOM, Base, Wing/Unit, DRU, or FOA level.

 

AFTO Forms are located in the Product Index area; click on the "Forms" tab then the "Special Series" sub-tab, the "Air Force Technical Order" option should now be visible on the Product Index.
Electronic DD, OF, and SF forms are available from the DoD Website (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/index.htm). The AF e-Publishing website lists only a few DD and SF Forms that the AF prints/ships.  These forms are located in the Product Index area;  click on the "Forms" tab then the "Special Series" sub-tab, the "DD Forms" and "Standard Forms" options should now be visible on the Product Index.
Also, links to other forms and publications repositories can be found by going to the "Items of interest" list on the right-hand side of the website and clicking on the "Forms, Publications, and Other Publishing Sites" link.
Please see the AFI33-360 for guidance developing your initial draft document. General questions about the process including mandatory coordination and publication number assignments, and Departmental-level inquiries should be addressed to the usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.afdpo-ppp@mail.mil workflow for assistance. You will also need to request access to the AFIMPT system, there are templates imbedded within the system.
Please send an email request with your official Appointment letter signed by your commander to the AFIMPT workflow atusaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.AFDPO-AFIMPT@mail.mil.
-Log into WMS https://wmsweb.afncr.af.mil/wms/
-In the Keywords box enter the product number and click on search
-When the search results return scroll over to the right of the line item and click on the magnifying glass under view details
-The next page that appears will be the product details page
-Look on the right side of the page and click on "subscribe now"
-When the dialog box appears you have the option to continue the subscription or cancel the action
Yes e-mail can be used to obtain coordination. AFI33-360 states: 

OPRs are permitted to collect coordination for publications/forms using email, approved systems, or SSS in lieu of the AF Form 673. The staffing package does not have to include the AF Form 673. However, the endorsements received back from the staffing package (on email, approved system, SSS, multiple AF Forms 673) for technical/functional and mandatory coordination must be transcribed to a master AF Form 673 prior to certification and approval. Note: Original documents containing the endorsement become part of the publications record set; see Chapter 10 for further guidance on Records Management. The transcribed endorsement will not include the digital or wet signature.
The Product Announcement (PA) is a bi-weekly publication that provides information on publication/forms actions processed during that 2 week time-frame.  The PA is located on the  e-publishing website.  The PAs are archived for 1 calendar year.
No, there is no expense to the unit/organization for it is paid by the Air Force.
You should clear your cache or contact your local comm.

  • Click on the TOOLS button in your browser.

  • From the dropdown, select INTERNET OPTIONS

  • When the dialog opens to the General tab, click on the DELETE button in the Browsing history section.

  • In the next window, check the boxes TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES and COOKIES then click the DELETE button.

  • Once the browsing history is complete, click on the CONTENT tab.

  • Under the Certificates section, click the CLEAR SSL STATE button.

  • Once the Pop-up indicates the SSL Cache Cleared Successfully, click OK.

  • Click OK a second time to close the Internet Options Window.

  • Next, close all open web browsers.

  • Then open back up Internet Explorer.

  • Do not log into the Portal, but type in the URL address, i.e., www.e-publishing.af.mil into your browser.


If you have problems with these steps or do not have permissions, please contact your local comm.
Once you have located the publication/form on the e-Publishing website, there is an information icon located next to the date of the product.  Click on this information icon and it will reveal the last action taken on that particular product.
I need help with the e-Publishing Web site? 
If you are still unable to locate your product, need navigation assistance, or have any other questions, please contact our e-Publishing Customer Service Desk at DSN: 754-2438, or commercial, 202-404-2438; e-mail: usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.afdpo-e-publishing-customer-svc@mail.mil.

I need to request a change to an existing form?
If you intend to use an adopted form for a purpose not intended by the OPR, or you intend to alter the appearance of an adopted form, you must gain written permission from the form's OPR to alter the use of the form.

If you are the OPR, you must complete the required coordinate IAW AFI33-360 and process the request through AFIMPT.

I have questions concerning the content of a particular publication? 
Each publication has a point of contact (POC) and organization that is responsible for its content, called an Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR). The contact information for the OPR of any publication can be located by clicking the information icon ("i") in the Info column for the publication. If an OPR is not listed for the individual publication or contact information is not provided, contact the e-Publishing Customer Service Desk.

I cannot locate the old version of a publication? 
Please contact the OPR of the publication. AFDPO cannot release rescinded/superseded products.

My order has not been received or it is damaged?
Please email the PPL workflow at usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.AFDPO-PPL@mail.mil and be sure to include your name, account number, order number, and product(s) ordered.

I need to submit a completed and signed AF1846 form (New/Revised), Document Receipt, or Justification Memo?
Please email the PPL workflow at usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.AFDPO-PPL@mail.mil and be sure to include your name, account number, order number, and product(s) in question.

I do not have access to update products in AFIMPT?
If you are the OPR, please email the AFIMPT workflow at usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.AFDPO-AFIMPT@mail.mil for assistance as there may be a problem with your access/permissions to the product in review in which they may assist.
IAW Executive Order 13589, Promoting Efficient Spending, the Air Force shall limit the publication and printing of hard copy documents and shall convert existing/provide information in an electronic format, whenever practicable, permitted by law, and consistent with applicable records retention requirements.

If your unit requires physical copies of a product that is distributed in electronic format only, you must use your unit's funding and do so using the Defense Logistics Agency Document Services.  Defense Logistics Agency Document Services can be contacted online at http://www.documentservices.dla.mil/#3.
Enter your expedite request in the "Notes for Action" area as you "Submit Package" in AFIMPT.

If you have already submitted the product to AFDPO in AFIMPT, you may send an email request to the PPP Workflow: usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.afdpo-ppp@mail.mil.
The Product number search function will only work properly if you enter the EXACT (no spacing) product number of the item you need or a portion of the EXACT product number. You may find that a broad search is the most successful way to locate products. 
For example:
To locate AFPAM36-2241, you must enter the Product number into the search field as shown. If you enter AFPAM 36-2241, AF36-2241 or AFPAM362241, the Product number search will not find a match. 

If you are not sure of the exact Product number, enter only a portion of the Product number. If you enter 36-2241, the search will return every Air Force publication with such numbers, whether it is an AFMAN, an AFI, or AFSSM. If you enter only 2241, you further broaden your search. The same principle applies to prefixes such as AFPAM, the results will display every Air Force Pamphlet. 

When searching for an electronic form, do not enter the work "Form" or "electronic form", or "IMT" as part of your search criteria. For example, enter AF988 not AF Form 988 in the Product number search box.
Per the AFI33-360, AFDPO has 20 days to process product packages. If your product is past 20 days, you may contact thePPP workflow for a status update.