General Information

Civilian Human Resources
Integrated Definition Model/Task Listings (IDEF)

The Civilian Human Resources (CHR) Integrated Definition is the culmination of several years' continuing efforts to delineate, clarify, and articulate Army CHR business processes. The IDEF model supports the development of Business Process Maps and Standard Operating Procedures.

Prior to this issuance, the most recent version of the IDEF (which was posted as a draft on the CPOL) was the result of a May 2002 "Civilian Personnel Roles and Responsibilities Workshop." During the workshop, participants from Army MACOMs, Field Operating Agencies, CPACs, CPOCS, and headquarters staff collaborated in updating and validating previous IDEF task listings. Headquarters staff, in coordination with the Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA), subsequently edited those listings to incorporate further recommended revisions and apply a standardized format.

Effective 1 October 2003, the assignment of work and business processes must be in accordance with the IDEF, with the exception of Local National functions. IDEF model/task listings for Local National functions are still under development and will be published in the next update.

The IDEF is comprised of a series of worksheets that depict major life cycle functions of Army CHR operations, the major tasks and subtasks of each function, and the CHR component responsible for each task. The IDEF is intended to be a living document, given the dynamic and varied environments in which Army CHR operations take place, enabling rapid responses to changes in legislation and policy, organizational structures and relationships, and mission exigencies. Frequent subsequent revisions are anticipated and variations in standardized task assignments will undoubtedly be necessary.

Requests for IDEF exceptions, variations, and/or changes must be made through appropriate command and/or management channels, routed through CHRA for concurrence, and staffed and approved by the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel Policy (AG-1/CPP). Informal IDEF inquiries can be directed to the CP-10 Proponency Office in the Policy and Program Development Division, AG-1/CPP.

  1. Memorandum for see distribution signed by Ms. Elizabeth B. Throckmorton

  2. Distribution list

  3. Standard Operating Procedures for IDEF changes

  4. Request for Proposed IDEF

  5. LN IDEF 1.2 version with table of contents and alpha tasking (See menu at right)

  6. US IDEF 1.2 version with table of contents and alpha tasking (see menu at right)