letterhead for the Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

DAPE-CPZ  August 25, 2006


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Worldwide Individual Augmentation System (WIAS)



  1. References:
    1. DA Pamphlet 500-5-1, dated, 28 December, 2001, subject: Individual Augmentation Management.
    2. DAPE-CP memorandum, dated 4 September, 2002, subject: Worldwide Individual Augmentation System (WIAS).
  2. This memorandum replaces DAPE-CP memorandum, dated 4 September, 2002, subject: Worldwide Individual Augmentation System (WIAS) referenced above. It affirms Army's policy concerning WIAS and the support of the Civilian Corps in global contingency operations. WIAS is the primary method for requesting military and civilian augmentation for contingency operations, recurring operations and exercises. WIAS is a web-based information system providing real-time information on current Army-wide Individual Augmentee requirements as well as the deployment status of personnel assigned to those requirements. The process consists of the following steps:
    1. Combatant command tasks component to fill a validated requirement.
    2. The Army component commander first attempts to source the requirement using internal assets.
    3. When the Army component command determines that the requirement cannot be filled using internal assets, the requirement is passed back to Headquarters, Department of Army (HQDA).civilian augmentation for contingency operations, recurring operations and exercises. WIAS is a web-based information system providing real-time information on current Army-wide Individual Augmentee requirements as well as the deployment status of personnel assigned to those requirements. The process consists of the following steps:
    4. HQDA analyzes the requirement and tasks the appropriate Major Army Command (MACOM) for fill.
    5. MACOM fills the requirement or reclamas the tasking to HQDA.
    6. In the event of a successful reclama, HQDA will task another MACOM or request Joint Staff assistance to fill the requirement. Submission of a reclama for consideration does not constitute relief from the requirement. Once levied, the MACOM will continue efforts to fill the position until officially relieved by HQDA.
    7. Civilian employees will be returned to their permanent jobs of record upon completion of their contingency assignments, unless the tasked MACOM and the employee mutually agree to other placement following the assignment.
  3. Although Army has authority to mandate augmentations in support of contingencies, we also encourage civilian employees to volunteer for Detail, Temporary Reassignment, or Temporary Promotion into positions that support our contingency operations around the globe. Commanders at all levels should support and encourage their civilian employees to volunteer for these assignments. These positions will typically be of six months to one year in length; expenses are funded by the gaining command. At the conclusion of the assignment, employees are returned to their permanent jobs of record. Gaining and losing commands, with the employee's consent, can agree to a longer assignment or other placement of the employee following the assignment.
  4. The point of contact for WIAS issues is Mr. James Feagins, telephone (703) 693-2127, email James.Feagins@hqda.army.mil. The point of contact for civilian placement issues is Mr. Steve Lewis, telephone (703) 325-6973, email steven.w.lewis@us.army.mil.

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:

//SIGNED//
MELINDA McMILLON DARBY
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel




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COMMANDER
US ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH US ARMY
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
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US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
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DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY

CF:
SUPERINTENDENT, US MILITARY ACADEMY
U.S.ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CIVILIAN HR REGION, EUROPE

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN HR REGION, EUROPE
CIVILIAN HR REGION, SOUTHWEST
CIVILIAN HR REGION, PACIFIC
CIVILIAN HR REGION, NORTHEAST
CIVILIAN HR REGION, SOUTH CENTRAL
CIVILIAN HR REGION, NORTH CENTRAL
CIVILIAN HR REGION, KOREA
CIVILIAN HR REGION, WEST
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY

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