So I have just discovered or heard about the deffinitions of Doffs and I went to see what they were about. I am still trying to understand what they might be or how to get them but I looked in the tab where you get them and I was not sure if they cost money or anything to get them. I would like to know: What do doffs do? How can I get them to improve my ship?
The round building near the water has two contacts, Lt. Ferra is the main contact for rewards, and the Personnel Officer has the main recruitment assignments. There's also cultural exchange officers around the grounds for several race-specific recruiting assignments.
To do missions, you just click the Assignments tab in the doff window, pick an assignment (there's sector-wide ones everyone sees, Personal ones only you see, and then your department heads have sets that normally only you see, but anyone invited to your ship interior are also able to see), assign doffs to match the slots, and start it. The doffs will leave to do the job, and return after a fixed time. Finished assignments go in the Completed tab where you can review what happened and claim rewards.