General Information

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

Important IDEF Information

About the Contents of IDEF Worksheets

Each worksheet represents a significant functional segment of HR operational work, listing the tasks and major processing steps (or sub-tasks) of each of those functions, and assigning responsibility for each of the tasks/sub-tasks to specified components of the civilian HR community at varying organizational levels.

Each page of the IDEF worksheets includes a heading that lists the functional segment (for example, Classification) and columns contents labeled: "Task #, Task, Task Owners (Manager, Employee, Administrative POC, CPAC, CPOC, MACOM, CHRA, DA, ABC-C, and Other Task Owner), and Comment."

Each task is listed on the left side of the page. Major tasks are numbered with a whole number preceded by an alphabetic character and appear in blue text . Sub-tasks are given a sequentially-numbered suffix and appear in black text (for example, "B-01.03, Review and approve request; fax to DFAS"). The column for the appropriate task owner is marked with an "x," except under "Other Task Owner," where the identity of the owner is spelled-out. Comments appear on the right side of the line, where applicable.

Purposes of the IDEF

The IDEF task listings articulate and document business processes. They assign roles and responsibilities to various echelons of CHR throughout the Army and incorporate governing delegations of authority, Memoranda of Understanding, and other regulations and guidelines.

This publication conveys HQDA approval and authorization of the processes described herein, and serves several other essential purposes:

Differences Between the New IDEF and Previous Versions

The new IDEF content is very similar to previous drafts in terms of the major tasks that are included. Numerous editorial changes to sub-tasks incorporated reviewers' suggested clarifications. Changes were also made to better organize the tasks functionally, to include additional sub-tasks, and so forth.

Following is a summary of the most significant changes: