OAS Letterhead
DAPE-CPZ  8/12/11


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year 2012



  1. On December 17, 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 (VERA) 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 installation commander or activity head.
  2. The Department of Defense memorandum dated July 8, 2011, subject: Department of Defense (DoD) - Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 (Enclosure 1), allocates to the Department of Army 8,375 VSIP buyouts. The distribution of the Army allocations is reflected below:
    ARMY COMMANDS ALLOCATIONS
    U.S. Army Materiel Command 2900
    U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command 400
    U.S. Army Forces Command 89
    ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
    U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army 75
    U.S. Army, North 10
    U.S. Army, South 15
    U.S. Army, Pacific 100
    U.S. Army Special Operations Command 50
    U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/
    Armed Forces Strategic Command
    50
    U.S. Army Eighth Army 10
    Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army 400
    US Army Medical Command 300
    US Army Intelligence and Security Command 75
    US Army Criminal Investigation Command 15
    US Army Corps of Engineers 329
    US Army Military District of Washington 28
    US Army Installation Management Command 1900
    US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/
    9th Signal Command
    75
    US Army Test and Evaluation Command 70
    US Army Cyber Command 0
    Superintendent, US Military Academy 25
    US Army Reserve Command 15
    COMBATANT COMMANDS
    US Army Southern Command 30
    Joint Special Operations Command 75
  3. VSIPs approved at Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) activities are not included within the VSIP allocation limitation. However, BRAC related VSIPs are reported to Congress each fiscal year. To ensure we can distinguish between allocated VSIPs and those approved under BRAC, DoD established BRAC remarks to be used when completing a Request for Personnel Action (RPA). Instructions for annotating the RPA are at Enclosure 2.
  4. VSIP is not an employee entitlement. Employees who have received a decision notice of involuntary separation for misconduct or unacceptable performance may not be offered VSIP.
  5. My point of contact for this action is Beth Helmer, (703) 325-7271/DSN 221, or Elizabeth.a.helmer2.civ@mail.mil

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:





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


2 Encls
1. DoD Memorandum
2. RPA Annotation Instructions



DISTRIBUTION:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

COMMANDER
U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY EUROPE
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
U.S. ARMY NORTH
U.S. ARMY SOUTH
U.S. ARMY PACIFIC
U.S. ARMY AFRICA
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
MILITARY SURFACE DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH ARMY
U.S. ARMY NETWORK AND ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND (ARMY)
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U.S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U.S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER

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-CQ
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MS. JOHNSON)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)




Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) and Voluntary Incentive Separation Pay (VSIP) Remarks

  1. The National Defense Authorization Act requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to report to Congress, on an annual basis, the number of VSIPs approved at BRAC activities. In order to facilitate this requirement and track the number of BRAC VSIPs approved, DoD established remarks to be used when completing a Request for Personnel Action (RPA) for submission into the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System. It is essential that RPAs be annotated with one of the following BRAC remarks whenever an employee is granted a buyout or voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) at a BRAC activity.
    • V3 Ret-Spec Opt with VERA (based on downsizing & directly related to BRAC)
    • V4 Ret-Spec Opt with VERA (based on restructuring & directly related to BRAC)
    • V7 Ret-Optional with VSIP (based on downsizing & directly related to BRAC)
    • V8 Ret-Optional with VSIP (based on restructuring & directly related to BRAC)
    • VB Resignation with VSIP (based on downsizing & directly related to BRAC)
    • VC Resignation with VSIP (based on restructuring & directly related to BRAC)
    • VF Ret-Spec Opt with VERA and VSIP (based on downsizing & directly related to BRAC)
    • VG Ret-Spec Opt with VERA and VSIP (based on restructuring & directly related to BRAC)