DCIPS replaces CIPMS. Until all references can be updated, both terms may appear and are considered interchangeable.
CPMs serve a vital role in the success of DCIPS. Most DCIPS CPMs represent CP-35, Intelligence. In addition to the traditional roles of a CPM in Army, Major Command (MACOM) CP-35 CPMs help set the tone for acceptance and implementation of DCIPS in their respective commands. CPMs ensure that DCIPS is "alive and well" within their command's field units and organizations. In addition, CPMs share overall responsibility with the Director of Human Resources at the Headquarters for planning, implementing, and evaluating the training and career program management of DCIPS personnel within the MACOM. The duties and responsibilities below are intended to emphasize the more important duties.
- Formulate and recommend to the Commander, human resource management goals and priorities for civilians from the perspective of their career program.
- Provide leadership and guidance to Activity Career Program Managers (ACPMs) in the field.
- Represent the command to the Intelligence Personnel Management Office (IPMO) and Functional Chief's Representative (FCR) on career management and training issues; and when asked, broader DCIPS issues.
- Disseminate training and career management information to ACPMs, careerists, and encourage employee participation.
- Promote within the MACOM the establishment and use of rotational or developmental assignments such as the Intelligence Community Assignment Program (ICAP).
- Provide policy input and assist on DCIPS projects initiated by HQDA or the proponent.
- Be an advocate for DCIPS programs and policies within the command.
- Promote and monitor EEO and Affirmative Action within the command's DCIPS program, and perform needed follow-up to ensure full support of diversity goals.
- Provide advice to the Commander on career management issues to include DCIPS-specific policies and procedures.
- Assure that careerists and their supervisors throughout the organization are aware of and understand the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) plan for their career field.
- Participate in Intern Program planning and monitor the results.