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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.