DCIPS replaces CIPMS. Until all references can be updated, both terms may appear and are considered interchangeable.
For both GG and Federal Wage System (FWS), DCIPS uses the basic structure of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) classification system. DCIPS GG positions are classified using the 15-grade structure established in Section 5104, United States Code. The concept of one and two-grade interval lines of work was also adopted from the OPM.
The grades of DCIPS GG positions are determined by application of the Primary Grading Standard (PGS), Part 2 (for non-supervisory positions), or Part 3 (for supervisory/managerial positions), and/or the appropriate Army Occupational Guide (AOG). OPM Position Classification Standards may only be used to determine the Occupational Series and Titles of GG positions not covered by an AOG.
All FWS positions, e.g., Wage Grade (WG), Wage Leader (WL), and Wage Supervisor (WS), identified for DCIPS coverage are classified (determining the title, series and grade), using the appropriate OPM standards for the type of work performed. FWS position descriptions should be written in the format dictated by the OPM standard being used.
The DCIPS classification structure accommodates establishment of positions above grade GG 15 in either the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) or the Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) Program. DISES positions are classified by reference to the DCIPS PGS part 3; and DISL positions are classified by reference to the DCIPS PGS part 2. Establishment of DISES and DISL positions is controlled by Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense, and requires prior allocation approval of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (ODCS, G-2).