Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1
DAPE-CPZ 25 Mar 2010


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Redelegation of Authority - Recruitment, Relocation, Retention and Enhanced Retention Incentives



  1. The enclosed Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASA (M&RA)) memorandum provides the authority to approve recruitment, relocation, retention and enhanced retention incentives. These 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, relocation and retention incentives. There are no changes to the procedures for 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, Commanders/Superintendents of Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army) are required to establish plans for utilizing these incentives, provisions to monitor the use and effectiveness of the utilization of these incentives, and plans for further delegations. Delegates will furnish their implementation plans to my office for review for compliance with DoD implementing policies.
  3. I wish to stress that use of the enhanced retention incentives allow for larger payments and additional payment options, which must conform to the enclosed DoD Policy and Plan. Incentives must be executed within your organization's current budget. 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 use of these 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 Ms. Barbara Walker, 703-325-4539, DSN 221-4539, or email Barbara.Walker5@us.army.mil .




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SUSAN DUNCAN                             
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

Encls
ASA (M&RA) memorandum: dated Mar 25, 2010
Secretary of the Army Memorandum: dated Mar 24, 2010

Chart: Summary of General Provisions
Sample Service Agreement for Recruitment/Relocation
Sample Service Agreement for Retention/Enhanced Retention



DISTRIBUTION:
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US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

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US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

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DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
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US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
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US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
US ARMY ACCESSIONS COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP OFFICE, DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE