Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Welcome to the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) Homepage

The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce provides information and links assisting Department of Army (DA) Civilians, and other personnel, interested in deploying, projected to deploy, have deployed, or supervise deployed Civilians. Specifically contained is Army and DoD deployment policy guidance and application procedures for Joint requirements. Additional information is provided on the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) and information on pay and benefits as well as other relevant documents and memorandums.


Click the Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) graphic on the left to see a Power point slide explaining the DCS Model

Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) graphic - Click the image to view a Power point slide with more information



Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) Stages
(click on each for more information and resources):

A. Train-up/Preparation
B. Mobilization
C. Deployment
D. Employment
E. Redeployment
F. Post-Deployment
G. Reconstitution



   Messages and Memorandums: Topics of Interest
  1. Policy Information: Department of the Army
  2. Policy Information: Department of Defense
  3. Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of the Army
  4. Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of Defense
  5. Sunset Guidance: Department of the Army
  6. Sunset Guidance: Department of Defense
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  Policy Information: Department of the Army
icon indicating file is a memo USCENTCOM MOD TWELVE  USCENTCOM TWELVE to USCENTCOM Individual Protection and Individual-Unit Deployment Policy
icon indicating file is a memo USCENTCOM MOD TWELVE PPG-TAB A  PPG-TAB A: Amplification of the Minimal Standards of Fitness for Deployment to the CENTCOM AOR
icon indicating file is a memo USCENTCOM MOD TWELVE TAB C  MOD TWELVE TAB C: CENTCOM Medical Waiver Request
Outside web site External Link
Financial Management Guidance, 28 June 2012
 Subject: Army Financial Management Guidance in Support of Contingency Operations
Outside web site External Link
OPM Memo, 17 July 2012
 Subject: Continuation of National Emergency in Iraq
Outside web site External Link
USARCENT R&R Policy, Jan 2011
 ARCENT Rest and Recuperation (R&R) Leave Policy and Procedures for the CENTCOM AOR (January 2011)
Outside web site External Link
Personal Policy Guidance
 Department of the Army Personnel Policy Guidance (PPG) in Support of Contingency Operations
Outside web site External Link
AR 690-11 26 May 2004
 AR 690-11: Use and Management of Civilian Personnel in Support of Military Contingency Operations
icon indicating file is a memo Consolidated Personnel Policy Guidance
1 Sept 2002
 Approval Message: Consolidated Personnel Policy Guidance (PPG) for Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom
  Policy Information: Department of Defense
Outside web site External Link
DoD Instruction 6490.03, 11 Aug 2006 (Certified Current as of 30 Sep 2011)
 DODI 6490.03: Deployment Health
Outside web site External Link
DoD Directive 1404.10   23 Jan 2009
 DODD 1404.10: Department of Defense Directive: DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce
Outside web site External Link
DoD Directive 6200.04  23 April 2007
 DODD 6200.04: Department of Defense Directive: Force Health Protection (FHP)
  Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of the Army
icon indicating file is a PDF TDY-TCS Chart, 2014
(posted 02/19/14)
 Benefits and Entitlements for TDY and TCS Assignments
icon indicating file is a PDF GS, DISL, SES Pay, 2011
(posted 02/19/14)
 Comparison of GS, DISL, and SES Deployment Pay
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
13 Sep, 2013
 Delegation of Authority- Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations for Calendar Year 2013 3 enclosures
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
26 Aug, 2013
 Support for Civilian Capacity Requirements in Afghanistan and Department of the Army (DA) Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) Volunteer Application Process 2 enclosures
icon indicating file is a memo SAMR Memorandum,
22 Jan 2013
 Department of the Army Hiring Freeze and Release of Terms and Temporary Civilian Personnel
icon indicating file is a memo SA Memorandum
26 Nov, 2012
 Delegation of Authority - Increased Annual Pay Limitation for Calendar Year 2012
icon indicating file is a memo Directive 2012-13
21 May, 2012
 Army Directive 2012-13 (Policy and Implementing Guidance for Deployment Cycle Support)
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
9 May, 2012
 Delegation of Authority -Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations for Calendar Year 2012
icon indicating file is a memo State Department Document
03 Mar 2012
 Medical Rules of Eligibility - Guidance for CHS
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
10 Feb, 2012
 Department of the Army Civilian Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) Compliance and Access to Contract Services w/ attachments
icon indicating file is a memo SAMR Memorandum
15 Dec, 2011
 Delegation of Civilian Human Resources Authorities, Version 03-2011, effective December 14, 2011: Revision to Delegation of Civilian Human Resources Authorities Matrix and Execution, Publication and Transmission of Delegation Number 28, Authority to Approve Lump Sum Severance Payments to Eligible Employees; Delegation Number 29, Authority to Authenticate Personnel Actions; and Number 30, Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations for Calendar Year (CY) 2011
icon indicating file is a memo Secretary of the Army Memorandum
06 Dec, 2011
 Delegation of Authority - Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations for Calendar Year 2011
icon indicating file is a memo OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 11-077, 26 Sep 2011  Subject: Women's Deployment Health Screening Requirements
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
29 Jul, 2011
 Delegation of Authority - Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation for Calendar Year 2011
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
21 July 2009
 Excused Absence During Authorized Rest and Recuperation (R&R) Breaks for Employees Assigned to Iraq and Afghanistan
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
28 Jul 2008
 Army Civilian Employees Who Volunteer for Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
02 Aug 2006
 Documentation of Deployed Civilians
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
4 Apr 2003
 Bi-weekly Premium Pay Authorization
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CP-PPT Memorandum
31 May 2002
 Implementation of the Army CIVTRACKS for Accountability of Deployed Civilians
  Available Documents and Memorandums: Department of Defense
icon indicating file is a memo 2014 Premium Pay for CENTCOM
14 Apr 2014
 2014 Premium Pay Limitation for the CENTCOM Area of Operations: Information for Employees
icon indicating file is a memo Assistant Secretary of Defense Memorandum,
02 Dec 2013
 Civilian Expeditionary Workforce Program Office Business Rules
icon indicating file is a memo Secretary of Defense Memorandum,
12 Oct 2012
 Extension of Schedule A Authority for Iraq and Afghanistan
icon indicating file is a memo Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum
11 Apr 2012
 Calendar Year 2012 Waiver of Annual Pay Limitations for Certain Employees
icon indicating file is a memo Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum
27 Dec, 2011
 Continuation of Certain Benefits, Allowances and Gratuities for Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Employees Assigned to Iraq or Afghanistan Under the Authority of 5 U.S. C. § 9904 Upon the Expiration of Section 1603 of Public Law 109~234, as amended.
icon indicating file is a memo Secretary of Defense Memorandum
19 Sep, 2011
 Support to Civilian Capacity Requirements in Afghanistan
  Sunset Guidance: Department of the Army
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
21 Dec, 2011
 Army Civilian Employees Who Volunteer to Support Total Force Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Requirements in Afghanistan w/2 attachment
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Memorandum
30 Jul 2010
 Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation for Calendar Year 2010 for Eligible Employees Assigned to Iraq and /or Afghanistan
icon indicating file is a memo SAMR-ZA Memorandum
27 Jul 2010
 Delegation of Authority - Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitations for Calendar Year 2010
icon indicating file is a memo ALARACT MOD 1 TO ALARACT 165/2009
28 Aug 2009
 MOD 1 TO ALARACT 165/2009 - HQDA H1N1 INFLUENZA ADDITIONAL PRE-DEPLOYMENT SCREENING GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL TO CENTCOM AOR
icon indicating file is a memo SAMR-ZA Memorandum
24 Sept 2007
 Delegation of Authority - Benefits, Allowances and Gratuities for Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Employees under Public Law (P.L) 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, June 2006
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CPZ Message
24 Dec 2002
 Realignment of the Civilian Contingency and Mobilization Planning and Policy Mission at Headquarters Department of the Army
icon indicating file is a memo DAPE-CP Memorandum
04 Sept 2002
 Worldwide Individual Augmentation System (WIAS)
icon indicating file is a memo DCSPER Message P272218Z
27 Feb 1998
 Personnel Policy Guidance for Southwest Asia
  Sunset Guidance: Department of Defense
icon indicating file is a memo OSD Dr. Chu Memorandum
12 Feb 2008
 Building Increased Civilian Deployment Capacity, with Dec 8, 2010 changes
icon indicating file is a memo OSD Memorandum
24 Sept 2007
 Policy Guidance for Provision of Medical Care to Department of Defense Civilian Employees Injured or Wounded While Forward Deployed in Support of Hostilities
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