Letterhead for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1
DAPE-CPZ 02/05/2010



MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year 2010

  1. On 17 December 2008, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) delegated to the Commanders of Army Commands, the Commanders of Army Service Component Commands, the Commanders/Superintendent of Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army authority to approve VSIP and voluntary early retirement authority for employees 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 re-delegated to the lowest practicable level, but not lower than the local commander or activity head.
  2. The memorandum, DAPE-CP, 24 December 2008, subject: Guidance on Voluntary Separation Incentives, provides information and examples on when to offer VSIP (Enclosure 2). With tighter budgets and the Army in a period of growth, we need to ensure we are using the proper tools during restructuring. VSIP is a management tool to be used as a reduction in force (RIF) avoidance tool. VSIPs may be offered when the acceptance of the VSIP avoids involuntary separations whether the activity is downsizing or restructuring. Managers are responsible for ensuring VSIPs are approved within the parameters of the guidance, mission requirements, and fiscal constraints.
  3. The memorandum, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), 20 August 2009, subject: Department of Defense (DoD) - Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, allocated 8,364 buyouts to the Department of Army. Allocations will be distributed as follows based on projected requirements:

    ARMY COMMANDS (ACOM)ALLOCATIONS
    U.S. Army Materiel Command 370
    U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command 300
    U.S. Army Forces Command 50
    ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS (ASCC)
    U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army 50
    U.S. Army, North 15
    U.S. Army, South 10
    U.S. Army, Pacific 25
    U.S. Army Special Operations Command 50
    U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/
    Armed Forces Strategic Command
    50
    Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army 500
    US Army Intelligence and Security Command 75
    US Army Criminal Investigation Command 15
    US Army Corps of Engineers 350
    U.S. Army Medical Command 200
    U.S. Army Installation Management Command 1000
    U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/
    9th Signal Command (Army)
    50
    U.S. Military Academy 100
    U.S. Army Reserve Command 175
    U.S. Army Accessions Command 32
    U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command 63

    Updated Mission Critical List

    4. The U.S. Army Central, Headquarters Eighth Army, and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington did not request VSIP allocations at this time.

    5. 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 in order that these allocations may be redistributed.

    6. Commands will provide notification of pending VSIP approval for mission critical occupations or occupations covered by a Direct Hire Authority/Expedited Hiring Authority, identified at Enclosure 2, to the Assistant G-1 Civilian Personnel, Employment Policy Division prior to approval. VSIP notification should be forwarded through your chain of command with appropriate justification to support the request and an explanation of how the VSIP approval integrates with the command's human capital strategic plan.

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

    FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:



    //original signed//
    SUSAN DUNCAN
    Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel


    2 Encls
    1. DUSD Memo, 20 Aug 09
    2. DAPE-CP Memo, 24 Dec 08

    DISTRIBUTION:

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

    COMMANDER
    US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
    US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
    US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
    US ARMY EUROPE
    US ARMY CENTRAL
    US ARMY NORTH
    US ARMY SOUTH
    US ARMY PACIFIC
    US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND EIGHTH US ARMY
    US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
    US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL
    COMMAND (ARMY)
    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 ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
    US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
    SUPERINTENDENT, US MILITARY ACADEMY
    DIRECTOR, US ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
    US ARMY ACCESSIONS COMMAND

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