Chief of Staff Letterhead
December 24, 2003




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Career Program 10 (CP-10) GS-201 Human Resources Management
 Position Classification Guidance and Revised CP-10 High Grade
 (GS-14/15) Review Procedures



Reference memorandum Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-1, Civilian Personnel Policy, March 12, 2003, subject: Classification and Filling of Career Program 10 (CP-10), Civilian Human Resources Management High Grade (GS-14/15) Jobs.

This memorandum transmits the Department of Army (DA), Position Classification Guidance for all CP-10, GS-201 Human Resources Management positions for immediate application. The guidance contains job-grading templates that illustrate factor level patterns for typical nonsupervisory, team leader, and supervisory positions throughout the Army civilian human resources management (CHR) hierarchy at staff and operating levels. There may be exceptions in rare cases, but the great majority of Army CP-10 positions should match the factor level pattern of the templates.

With the release of this guidance, I am revising our procedures for the review and evaluation of all vacant and newly established GS-201-14 and GS-201-15 CP-10 position descriptions (reference above). Revised procedures are as follows.

All Major Army Command (MACOM) positions descriptions, at all echelons, at the GS-14 and GS-15 grade levels will be submitted to the MACOM staff principal for Human Resources for review prior to initiating a recruitment or promotion action. After applying the classification guidance, the MACOM staff principal will approve or disapprove the release of the action. If the classification of the position description is approved, the action may be processed in accordance with normal procedures for CP-10 high-grade positions. The next higher level official within the MACOM with delegated classification authority will approve MACOM staff principal positions.

With the realignment of Civilian Personnel Advisory Centers (CPACs) and overseas Civilian Personnel Operation Centers (CPOCs) under Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA), all CPAC, CPOC, and Regional position descriptions at the GS-14 and GS-15 grade levels are to be submitted through the CHR Regional Director to CHRA for review and approval. Once CHRA concurs in the classification of the position description, these actions may be processed in accordance with normal procedures for CP-10 high-grade positions.

All CP-10 high-grade positions in the chain of command of an Army Principal Staff Official will follow classification and approval procedures set by the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (AASA).

All CP-10 position descriptions, including all CP-10 high-grade position descriptions, classified with substantial deviations from the guidance/templates affecting the grade of the position, must have justification fully explaining the reason for the deviation submitted with the action. An organizational chart to include title, series, grades and where the position resides in the organizational hierarchy must also be included. The servicing CPOC will review the documentation submitted and provide a written advisory if the classification decision is not supported based on the CPOC review. For positions where the organization retains Delegated Classification Authority (DCA), if the disagreement on the classification determination is not resolved and the action is processed as submitted, the position description will be annotated by the servicing CPOC as a "DCA override" and will be reviewed by Civilian Personnel Evaluation Agency during their scheduled on-site visits or on a special study basis.

Classification decisions made by my staff on CP-10 position descriptions submitted prior to this memorandum are final, and the grades of these positions cannot be changed unless there are subsequent changes in the duties or alignment of the position that effect the grade.

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

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:





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

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

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CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
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