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SAMR-PO 08 Apr 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Department of Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) - Home Sale Program and Home Marketing Incentive Payments for Department of Army Civilian Employees

  1. References:
    1. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Volume 2, Department of Defense Civilian Personnel.
    2. Memorandum, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for G-1, dated May 15, 2002, subject: Army Guidance - Home Marketing Incentive Payment (hereby rescinded).
    3. Memorandum, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), dated May 18, 1998, subject: Delegation for Property Management (PM) Services (hereby rescinded).
    4. DoD National Relocation Program (DNRP) Handbook, . http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/RealEstate/DNRP.aspx
      (link updated 4/24/13 - per USACE)
  2. This memorandum provides Department of the Army guidance on the DNRP Home Sale Program under Reference 1a, Chapter 5, Part Q: Relocation Services, and clarifies authority to authorize Home Marketing Incentive Payments (HMIP). This guidance is effective immediately and rescinds References 1b and 1c.
  3. The authority to authorize HMIP is as described in the JTR, par. C5845-C1. Authorizing officials must exercise this authority consistent with the JTR.
  4. Travel authorizing/orders-issuing officials as described in the JTR, Appendix I, Part I, par. A-2, may authorize use of the DNRP Home Sale Program. Authorizing officials must exercise this authority consistent with the JTR. Subject to the JTR allowance applicability rules, when Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are authorized, the DNRP Home Sale Program must be offered to eligible Department of the Army employees serving under an appointment without time limitation in the situations below:
    1. A move outside the commuting area into or between Senior Executive Service positions (for purposes of this memorandum, a move outside the commuting area means a move by the employee to a new permanent duty station that is at least 50 miles from the old permanent duty station).
    2. A move by an employee covered by a Mandatory Mobility Agreement outside of his/her commuting area to enhance career development and progression and/or achieve mission effectiveness.
    3. A move by an employee to accompany his/her position when it relocates to a different commuting area as a result of a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action.
    4. A move by an employee outside of his/her commuting area as a result of placement under the Priority Placement Program in connection with a BRAC or a reduction in force (RIF) action.
    5. A management directed reassignment outside the commuting area to another position, within the organization or between organizations, to avoid a RIF action.
  5. Authorizing officials may offer DNRP Home Sale Program to eligible employees in circumstances not covered by paragraph 4 above, including a hardship situation which results from an inability to sell a home despite aggressive efforts (see JTR, Appendix I, Part III, par. E1b(7)). A discretionary PCS is not covered by BRAC relocation and closure funding policy; only a mandatory PCS will be covered by BRAC funding. See JTR par. C5080-F governing payment of PCS expenses when short distance moves are involved. As required by the JTR, par. C5810-E, in all cases the authorization for relocation services, to include the Home Sale Program, must be documented on the original PCS travel authorization/order, even if the authorization is made contingent on later circumstances.
  6. To the extent that this policy impacts on bargaining unit members' conditions of employment, activities are reminded to meet their statutory labor relations obligations.
  7. As indicated in reference 1d, additional information on Relocation Services may be obtained from the Executive Agent for Relocation Services: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Real Estate Office, National Relocation Program Office, at 1-800-344-2501, or (410) 962-3166.
  8. Any questions regarding this memorandum should be addressed to your servicing Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.
  9. This memorandum was reviewed by the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee (PDTATAC), Case RR090106, in accordance with DoD Directive 5154.29, DoD Pay and Allowances Policy and Procedures. This memorandum is effective immediately and expires three years from the date of issuance unless earlier revoked or superseded.




//original signed//
Ronald J. James                         
Assistant Secretary of the Army
        (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)


DISTRIBUTION:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
COMMANDER
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY
US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND

U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U.S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U.S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPROT CENTER
U.S. ARMY ACESSIONS COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL (CP)
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
OFFICE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL RELOCATION PROGRAM,
(DAVID GAGE, CHIEF, RELOCATION BRANCH)