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icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Apr 25 through Sun Apr 27 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.
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icon for US Army April 18, 2014 - SFC, an Appreciation   Information technology support for the Army Civilian personnel systems is provided by the AG1 CP, Civilian Information Services Division. One person has played a key role in our ability to accomplish this mission and we want to take a few moments to honor him and wish him well as he moves on to a new phase in his career.  Read more.


icon for US Army April 8, 2014 - CPOL and ABCC will be migrating to a new Datacenter/Server facility over the next few weeks. We expect the move to be transparent, but the migration requires coordination with external organizations which may introduce unexpected interruptions. Your patience is appreciated during this process, and we will post notice when this transition has concluded. Working to serve you better in these changing times.


icon for Stars and Stripes 2013 Military Photographer of the Year competition for servicemembers is judged at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md.   Stars and Stripes photographer Tech Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts won second place with his Combat Documentation (Operational) entry and landed a third place nod for a Features photography selection.

See more of the top shots in several categories here.


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday Apr 12, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday Apr 5, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


Link to article on SAAM site April 2014 - National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, known as SAAM is an annual campaign to raise awareness and educate communities on the prevention of sexual violence. The Army shows respect and dignity for every Soldier, DA Civilian, their family members, and the nation we serve...    For further information:
http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil/


Link to eOPF News item Important update for eOPF passwords!

Effective 29 Mar 14, OPM will implement new password criteria for eOPF:
Minimum Password Length will be 14 characters. Password complexity will be 1 upper case, 1 lower case, 1 special character ...   Read More!


icon for DCPDS Mar 25, 2014 - DCPDS Downtimes
The Denver Data Center Migration is now complete. DCPDS and CSU are NOW AVAILABLE. If you experience any issues, please submit a CPOL Service Desk ticket using your normal reporting procedures.


icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Mar 14 through Sun Mar 16 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday Mar 15, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


Link to CP10 Newsletter PDF Mar 10, 2014 - The Career Program 10 Newsletter   Welcome to our inaugural issue of the CP-10 Newsletter! I hope the design will make the newsletter both easy and enjoyable to read. My goal is to bring you unique and relevant insight into both strategic level activities that impact us as members of the Civilian cohort, as well as issues that affect you as members of CP-10.   Read More!


Link to article on Senior Enterprise Talent Management Program Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) Program Nominations Process
On March 3, 2014, GS-14/15s employees will begin the self-nomination process that ends with being considered for entry into the Army's SETM program. SETM prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences. SETM fosters enterprise leaders who are networked, future oriented, agile, and able to set the context by which their Army organizations thrive and grow ...   Learn More


icon for Telework Telework Week - Mar 3-7, 2014
Mar 3, 2014 - The 4th Annual Telework Week is here. This event is designed to encourage federal agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework during the week of 3-7 March, 2014. The ASA(M&RA) has issued a memo ...
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Women's History Month - Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.  March is a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who shaped the service and the nation. They persevered through social and cultural challenges and legal restraints to create ...   Read More


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday Mar 1, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Feb 21 through Sun Feb 23 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


Link to Executive Handbook Feb 20, 2014 - The Executive Handbook Quarterly Snapshot of the Army Civilian Workforce (Fiscal Quarter Ending December, 2013) - Army Civilian Personnel Strength, Gains/Losses and Demographic data by Quarter and Annual views!    Read More!


icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME EVENT: Fri Feb 14 from 1730-1845 CST All systems that are hosted at the Army Civilian Data Center will be UNAVAILABLE at this time. These systems include but are not limited to:
CPOL Portal;   CPOL Service Desk;   CMS;
DCPDS;   Civtracks;   BOXI;   ACL;   OET;
iComplaints;   Fasclass; Civ Pro;   RASS  

Thank you for your patience with this event.


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday February 8, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


February is African American/Black History Month,  a time during which the African Americans are honored. This year, the "Civil Rights in America" is being celebrated and the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which was a result of the historic march on Washington in 1963, is being marked ...    Read More


Donate Blood - United States Military Blood Program Winter Weather Impacts Blood Supplies!  You've got what it takes to save three lives with a single donation. By giving a little of yourself, your donation gives sick or injured troops and their families a second chance at life. Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons ... military members and their families depend on blood donors every day ...
US Military Blood Program   |   American Red Cross Programs


icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Jan 24 through Sun Jan 26 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


Link to article on StandTo webpages Martin Luther King Day: "Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!"   Martin Luther King Day symbolizes the nation's commitment to a society based on the principles of freedom, justice and equality for all people. The US Army works every day to achieve the dream envisaged by Dr. King a half century ago, striving to lead the nation by embracing the strengths of diverse people in an inclusive environment ...    Read More.


Donate Blood - United States Military Blood Program January is National Blood Donor Month!  You've got what it takes to save three lives with a single donation. By giving a little of yourself, your donation gives sick or injured troops and their families a second chance at life. Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons - from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries, military members and their families depend on blood donors every day. ...    Find Where to Donate.


Donate Blood - American Red Cross Jan 14, 2014 - Winter Weather Impacts Blood Supplies!  The American Red Cross says "Thousands can't give blood due to winter storms. If you can, please make an appointment to give blood or host a blood drive to help hospital patients in need. " ... "    Find Where to Donate.


Link to USAJobs.gov On Saturday January 11, 2014 USAJOBS site will be offline from 12:01 am - 9:00 am EST. USAJOBS will be performing scheduled system maintenance. Applicants will not be able to search for or apply for jobs during the scheduled downtime. USAJobs.gov


Link to DOD Issuance DoD Instruction 1438.06, "DoD Workplace Violence Prevention & Response Policy". The DoDI establishes policy on workplace violence prevention and addresses response to workplace violence incidents for civilian personnel."   More


Link to PERMISS article New Employee Changes to FERS   The "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Section 401," makes another change to the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). Beginning in 2014, new employees (as designated in the statute) will have to pay higher employee contributions Read More


Link to eOPF article 2014 Payroll Adjustment Updates and eOPF Access    Federal employees received a pay adjustment this year. The SF-50s documenting the adjustment will be available for review in eOPF. Get a jump on this by logging into eOPF now and ensuring your account access is current. Take a moment to perform these steps now and enable access to your eOPF when the pay adjustment SF-50s are loaded. Read More


Link to www.army.mil news item DCPDS Downtime Period
Due to the enormous system resources required to process the GS pay adjustments, DCPDS will be unavailable from 0600 CST on Friday, 10 January 2014 through Sunday, 12 January 2014. It should become available again by start of business Monday, 13 January. Users will be kept informed if there are any changes. If an emergency arises, contact your Servicing Personnel Advisory Center.   


Jan 6, 2014 - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has issued a memorandum to agencies on coping with extremely code weather: "As we prepare to experience the coldest temperatures since 1994, agencies should be proactive in protecting the health and well-being of our employees and take all available steps to ensure they are protected ... "    Read more.


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