OAS Letterhead
March 17, 2003




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Policy Guidance on Application of Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
 New Position Classification Standards

References:

  1. Reference Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Civilian Personnel Policy, Delegation of Position Classification Authority (DCA), November 17, 1997.

  2. The Department of Defense Directive, Department of Defense (DoD) 1400.25-M, Subchapter 511, Classification Program January 12, 1998.

This memorandum serves as a reminder to the Major Army Commands (MACOMs) and Field Operating Agencies (FOA) exercising delegated classification authority of their responsibility to implement newly released OPM position classification standards and guides, as directed in the above referenced DCA policy (Para 4-5e).

Reference b prescribes that the DoD Components shall have a goal of implementing newly released classification standards for encumbered positions within six months of receipt. Implementation is to be completed within one year of receipt unless, due to extenuating circumstances, an extension of the implementation period is established by DoD.

Effective immediately, in order to meet OPM and DoD requirements, implementation of all new position classification standards in Department of Army will be completed no later than one year from the date of its issuance, unless an earlier suspense is prescribed. Each MACOM, FOA and Civilian Personnel Operating Center (CPOC) will submit the enclosed summary document to DAPE-CP-PPM containing the results of their application. If implementation is not complete forty-five (45) days prior to the end of the application period, the CPOCs will apply the new standard to all remaining positions. The CPOCs will be responsible for initiating and processing all required Requests for Personnel Action to accomplish the conversion actions.

Point of contact for this action is Ms. Linda Ward, 703-325-1337, DSN 221-1337, or email at linda.ward@(email address expired).

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:



//original signed//
David L. Snyder
Assistant G-1 for Civilian
Personnel Policy


Attachment



DISTRIBUTION:
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (JDPES-W)

COMMANDER
U. S. ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH U. S. ARMY
U. S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U. S. ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U. S. ARMY SOUTH
U. S. ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND
U. S. MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
U. S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
U. S. SOUTHERN COMMAND

SUPERINTENDENT, U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR, G-2, ATTN: DAMI-CP

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT
AGENCY
U. S. ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY



APPLICATION OF NEW STANDARDS SUMMARY SHEET




  1. Name of Command/Activity applying Standard:

  2. Total Number of Positions Standard to which the standard was applied:

  3. Impact of Application:
    1. Number positions upgraded _______

    2. Number positions downgraded_______

    3. Number of positions with only title or series change_______

    4. Number of positions with no change

    5. Number of positions moved to special salary rate________



  4. Point of Contact (Name, Phone Number and email address)