Section 4: KEY POSITIONS
ACTEDS provides the framework for civilian career programs to identify "key positions." These senior positions have significant responsibility for the provision of legal services. Additionally, many of these positions carry significant supervisory responsibilities. The key positions identified in this ACTEDS plan include all Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) attorney positions, civilian attorney heads of legal offices and General Schedule (GS) -15 (or equivalent) level positions that require one or more of the following:
|B. KEY CP 56 SES/SL/DISL POSITIONS||
All career SES/SL/DISL positions within CP 56 are "key." The SES/SL/DISL positions by technical chain are as follows:
|C. OTHER KEY POSITIONS||
All positions identified as key based solely upon legal duties are at the GS-15 equivalent level; recognizing that that these key positions are a subset of all GS-15 equivalent positions in the Army legal services. Although infrequent, some positions at lower than GS-15 equivalency may be identified as key due to significant managerial responsibility.
Key positions exist at all three command echelons. Those found at the installation/operation level generally are identified for their significant managerial responsibilities; whereas, the remaining two echelons contain both supervisory and non-supervisory attorney positions.
Annex A identifies the key positions existing at the time of plan publication. Force structure is dynamic and this matrix will be revised periodically to reflect the current operating environment.
|D. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ALLOWANCES||
Due to the strategic importance of key positions, the gaining command should authorize PCS allowances. If PCS allowances are not authorized, the command should consider a relocation incentive, if applicable. For all other attorney positions, PCS allowances or relocation incentives are encouraged.