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SAMR-CQ 21 Apr 2011

SUBJECT: Civilian Career Program Management Guidance

  1. The Department of Army is committed to implementing the Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) initiatives described in Annex Q of the Army Campaign Plan. CWT reflects our long-term investment in the Civilian Corps and our commitment to developing and acquiring Civilian employees to meet the future needs of the Army. One key step toward achieving the Army Campaign Plan objective is to expand career program coverage to encompass all Civilian employees. Therefore, I am directing the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, (G-1) as the proponent for Civilian career management, to incorporate the policy changes described in this memorandum into AR 690-950 as soon as practicable.
  2. Pending the necessary revisions to AR 690-950, I hereby authorize the G-1, existing and newly designated career program functional officials, and the rest of the Army, as appropriate, to begin implementation of the following interim career management guidance.
    1. The roles and responsibilities of Functional Chiefs and Functional Chief Representatives (FC/FCRs) are revised as outlined in the guidance at Enclosure 1. This guidance replaces the provisions of the existing AR 690-950 to the extent previous guidance existed. To the extent there is any conflict between this guidance and federal statutes and regulations establishing specific education and training standards (e.g. Acquisition Workforce), the provisions of the law have clear precedence over this guidance. To the extent this guidance may be implemented in consonance with such laws and regulations it is to be implemented.
    2. The number of Civilian career programs has been increased to 31. All previously existing career programs are retained. Seven new career programs are hereby established (General Administration and Management, Medical, Inspector General, Legal, Foreign Affairs I Strategic Planning, Historian I Museum Curator, and Aviation. See Enclosure 2 for a matrix of current and new Civilian Career Programs and their designated FC/FCRs.
    3. An updated glossary of key Civilian career management terms is provided at Enclosure 3.
  3. Work has already begun to map all Civilian positions to a career program and this work will continue. Our progress toward full implementation of these objectives will depend on numerous budget decisions that are queued up in the current budget cycle. We look forward to your continued support and participation in the important work of delivering the human capital capabilities our Army needs to accomplish its mission.
//original signed//
THOMAS R. LAMONT                
Assistant Secretary of the Army
        (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

1 - Guidance on the revised roles and responsibilities of Functional Chiefs and Functional Chief Representatives (FC/FCRs) (PDF)

2 - Matrix of Career Programs and their designated FC/FCRs
(not published to the web - does not meet security requirements for public documents)

3 - Glossary of key Civilian Career Management terms (PDF)


Principal Officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army Commander
U.S. Army Forces Command
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
U.S. Army Materiel Command
U.S. Army Europe
U.S. Army Central
U.S. Army North
U.S. Army South
U.S. Army Pacific
U.S. Army Africa
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command Eighth Army
U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army)
U.S. 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 Support Center

Functional Chiefs
Functional Chief Representatives