DAPE-CPZ  3 April 2008


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Implementation of Recruitment, Relocations, and Retention Incentives



  1. The enclosed memorandum from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASA(M&RA)) provides the authority to implement the enhanced recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives covered by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum, dated 21 September 2006, subject as above. These enhanced incentives are intended to address existing as well as future hiring and retention problems in order to meet the Army's strategic human capital needs. A summary of the general provisions of the additional flexibilities is enclosed along with sample service agreements for recruitment and relocation incentives, and for retention incentives. There are no changes at this time in processing personnel actions related to the incentives.
  2. The ASA(M&RA) memorandum provides for further delegation of the authority, in writing. With respect to that provision, delegates (the Commanders of Army Commands, Army Service Support Commands, and Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army) must establish plans for utilizing the incentives, including any plans for further delegation, and must execute such plans within the organization's current budget. Delegates will furnish their implementation plans to my office for review for compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Policy and Plan. Additionally, please include in your re-delegations your provisions to monitor the use of the incentives within your organization.
  3. I wish to stress that the use of the enhanced incentives allow for larger payments and additional payment options, which must conform to the enclosed DoD Policy and Plan. My office will monitor compliance and plan accomplishment quarterly through the personnel and pay systems, and will complete an annual statistical and qualitative review of the hiring and retention incentives, including an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the incentives. A comprehensive report will be provided to the ASA(M&RA) by 31 March each year in order to identify best practices for the Secretary of the Army and to maximize the budget conscious, efficient, effective use of both individual and group incentives to meet staffing requirements.
  4. My point of contact is Mr. Richard Maitz, telephone 703-325-0738, DSN 221-0738, or email Richard.Maitz@US.Army.Mil.
FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:

//SIGNED//
Susan Duncan
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel


Encls
ASA(M&RA) Memorandum, 31 Mar 08
USD(P&R) memorandum, 21 Sep 2006, subject: Implementation of Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives
Chart: Summary of General Provisions
Sample Service Agreement for Recruitment/Relocation
Sample Service Agreement for Retention





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CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
GENERAL COUNSEL
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE