Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1

DAPE-ZA 15 July 2011


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) Compliance-Department of the Army Civilians (DACs)

  1. References:
    1. Memorandum, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (VCSA), 18 July 2007,
      subject: Army Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA)
      . (link to PDF)
    2. DoD Instruction 6490.03, subject "Deployment Health," August 11, 2006. (link to PDF)
  2. Your help is needed in improving the civilian PDHRA completion rate. The VCSA has set the overall compliance rate for PDHRA at 100 perceHis trigger point (point where Commanders are to take aggressive action) is 85 percent. Currently, the Army-wide Civilian completion rate is 61 percent, well below the VCSA trigger point.
  3. The PDHRA is a Commander's program and requires Command involvement and visibility which is crucial in enhancing the focus and increasing DA Civilian completion rates of the mandatory PDHRA. Command Human Resource (HR) organizations and the Medical communities must be equal partners in this effort and should increase their collaboration to improve processes and procedures for redeploying DA Civilians.
  4. There is an understanding that timing and uncontrollable circumstances prevent full compliance. However, systems must be established within each command that seek maximum participation.
  5. The immediate goal is to decrease the backlog of non-compliance and to increase the future compliance rate. To aid in reducing the backlog, the enclosed file provides a by-name of those civilians (within your command) who have yet to complete their PDHRA. In an effort to meet the VCSA's goal of 100 percent, I propose a phased approach, whereby we set a goal of 1 September to meet the VCSA trigger point of 85 percent and make a marked improvement from that number by NLT 1 December 2011 to achieve the 100 percent goal to the extent possible.
  6. To assist you with this effort, AG-1CP will provide you with instructions on how to access services provided through the Defense Force Health protection Services PDHRA support contract. This service has been very valuable in increasing the Soldier compliance rates and eliminating the backlog of non-compliant cases. These services are not centrally funded however, the information is provided as a tool to assist commanders in meeting their PDHRA program responsibilities for civilian deployees.
  7. I am confident through our joint efforts, we can improve the medical readiness of our DA Civilians and strengthen our force as a whole. I welcome and solicit your feedback to identify the best practices you might employ at your organizations. I have several points of contact for this task: Mr james Feagins at James.feagins@us.army.mil, Ms. Denetris Winston at Denetris.winston@us.army.mil, and Ms. Luanne Hailes at Luanne.hailes@us.army.mil




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THOMAS P. BOSTICK      
Lieutenant General, GS   
Deputy Chief of Staff, G1

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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 SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
MILITARY SURFACE DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH ARMY
U.S. ARMY NETWORK AND 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 INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER

CF:
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR HUMAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
OFFICE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-CQ
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MS. JOHNSON)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)
COMMANDER
U.S. ARMY SOUTH
U.S. ARMY AFRICA
U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND