DAPE-CPD-EP  24 December 2008


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year 2009



1. On 17 December 2008, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) delegated to the Commanders of the Army Commands, the Commanders of the Army Service Component Commands, the Commanders/Superintendent of the Direct Reporting Units and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, authority to approve VSIP and voluntary early retirement authority for employees occupying positions up to the GS-15 level (or equivalent, e.g., in demonstration projects) or any positions under the National Security Personnel System, as well as the authority to approve VSIP for non-appropriated fund employees. These authorities may be delegated, in writing, to the lowest practicable level, but not lower than the local commander or activity head.

2. The Department of Defense memorandum, subject Department of Defense (DoD) - Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, dated 12 August 2008 (enclosure), allocated to the Department of Army 8,427 buyouts. Allocations will be distributed as follows based on projected requirements:

ARMY COMMANDS (ACOM)ALLOCATIONS
U.S. Army Materiel Command 885
U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command 350
U.S. Army Forces Command 200
ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS (ASCC)
U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army 50
U.S. Army, Central 5
U.S. Army, North 8
U.S. Army, South 3
U.S. Army, Pacific 50
U.S. Army Special Operations Command 50
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/
Armed Forces Strategic Command
50
Eighth Army 0
Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (Includes all Direct Reporting Units (DRUs) 2068
US Army Intelligence and Security Command 75
US Army Criminal Investigation Command 17
US Army Corps of Engineers 375
US Army Military District of Washington 15

3. The remainder of the allocations will be held in reserve for future buyouts later in the year. ACOMs, ASCCs, and DRUs that are unable to utilize their full allocations are requested to notify the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel, Employment Policy Division as early as possible so these allocations may be redistributed, if necessary.

4. My point of contact for this issue is Ms. Beth Helmer, telephone (703) 325-7271 or e-mail beth.helmer@us.army.mil.





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SHELIA REID DENT
Chief, Employment Policy Division


Enclosures



DISTRIBUTION:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

ARMY COMMANDS
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

US ARMY SERVICE COMPONENTS
US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
GENERAL COUNSEL
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE