1. A basic concept for a more efficient businesslike personnel system to support quality of life and family programs was developed by the Civilian Personnel Modernization Project (CPMP) of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. The concept was designed to enhance responsiveness and provide increased flexibility to the operating manager.
2. Through the DOD Experimental Civilian Personnel Office Project (EXPO), United States Army Europe tested, at two locations, many of the initiatives developed by CPMP. Subsequently the concept was tested at other Army, Navy and Air Force sites worldwide. Upon completion of 2 ½ years of tests, DOD concluded that the new initiatives should be authorized for worldwide application.
3. As the first phase of this major revision to the NAF personnel program, a pay band system of pay for white collar employees was directed for implementation during this period 1 October 1990 to 31 March 1992. USAREUR has completed this action and TRADOC will implement the system in April 1991. Other commands are also developing implementation schedules.
4. The second phase consists of changes to other personnel policies and procedures necessary to support the new system. These changes impact the basic elements of how we hire, pay, reward, discipline, and reduce the workforce. This represents a major step away from a rigid, structured system to a more flexible, business-oriented set of personnel policies. The effects of these changes will enhance our ability to deliver quality morale support programs to the military family in the difficult years ahead.
5. The proposed changes are enclosed in a format that allows comparison to the existing policy or procedure. I request that addresses become involved personally in the development of your command comments on the proposed changes.
6. Comments should be forwarded to the Community and Family Support Center, Attn: CFSC-HR-P, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331-0523, NLT 6 May 1991.
7. A task force consisting of major command representatives will be convened 21 May to consider comments and develop the proposed policy for HQDA approval.
FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR PERSONNEL: