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Army Regulation 690950
HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC31 December 2001
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Report Date 15 Feb 2002
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Title and Subtitle Civilian Personnel: Career Program Referral Registrationand Administration
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Number of Pages 45
SUMMARY of CHANGEAR 690950Career Management
o Contains changes required by the establishment of a consolidated andrealigned management structure for civilian personnel, manpower, and relatedfunctions in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower andReserve Affairs) effective 1 October 1994.
o Provides definitions of Army Civilian Training, Education, and DevelopmentSystem and training categories; and incorporates information on Army CivilianTraining, Education, and Development System as part of career management andcareer development (para 1-7c).
o Establishes career management responsibilities for the Secretary of the Army(para 1-9).
o Establishes career management responsibilities for the Assistant Secretaryof the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) (para 1-10).
o Establishes career management responsibilities for the Deputy AssistantSecretary of the Army (Civilian Personnel Policy) (para 1-11).
o Establishes career management responsibilities for functional chiefs andfunctional chief representatives (para 1-12).
o Establishes the responsibilities of career program planning boards (para 1-14).
o Establishes the responsibilities of central referral offices (para 1-15).
o Includes the responsibilities of commanders of both major Army commands andindependent reporting activities (para 1-16).
o Establishes the responsibilities of major Army command staff civilianpersonnel directors (para 1-17).
o Establishes the responsibilities of major Army command career programmanagers (para 1-18).
o Establishes the responsibilities of activity commanders and directors (para1-19).
o Establishes the responsibilities of civilian personnel advisory centerchiefs/directors (para 1-20).
o Establishes the responsibilities of activity career program managers (para 1-21).
o Establishes the responsibilities of the supervisors (para 1-22).
o Establishes referral registration and certification policy for careerprogram employees and applicants, including military spouse preferenceeligibles, as part of applicants who wish to register in a career referralprogram (para 1-23).
o Establishes the mission of the Career Program Policy Committee (para 1-24).
o Establishes the responsibilities for program evaluation (para 1-25).
o Establishes the responsibilities for mobilization planning (para 1-26).
o Revises information on recruitment sources (para 2-7).
o Includes guidance referral policies for military spouses seeking preference(para 2-8).
o Adds information on the selection of military spouse eligibles from areferral list (para 2-9).
o Reflects name change from CTEDS to ACTEDS (chap 3).
o Contains revised instructions on manpower planning and intern intake policies(paras 3-3 and 3-4).
o Adds the following new chapters:Chapter 4, The Army Acquisition Workforce/Army Acquisition CorpsChapter 6, Career Program Unique Policies.
o Transfers information on reporting requirements utilizing the RCS-CSGPA 1572report to DA Pam 690-950.
HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC31 December 2001
*Army Regulation 690950
Effective 31 January 2002
H i s t o r y . T h i s p r i n t i n g p u b l i s h e s ar e v i s i o n o f t h i s p u b l i c a t i o n . B e c a u s e t h ep u b l i c a t i o n h a s b e e n e x t e n s i v e l y r e v i s e d ,t h e c h a n g e d p o r t i o n s h a v e n o t b e e nhighlighted.Summary. This regulation provides pol-icy governing Army civilian career pro-grams. It is the Armys merit promotionregulation for career program positions.Applicability. This regulation applies toD e p a r t m e n t o f t h e A r m y ( D A ) c i v i l i a nemployees in career programs and to U.S.
A r m y R e s e r v e t e c h n i c i a n s e x c e p t w h e nsuch policies are modified by AR 140-315. It does not apply to Army NationalGuard technicians employed under section7 0 9 , T i t l e 3 2 , U n i t e d S t a t e s C o d e ( 3 2USC 709), unless specifically made appli-c a b l e b y t h e C h i e f , N a t i o n a l G u a r dBureau.Proponent and exception authority.The proponent of this regulation is theAssistant Secretary of the Army (Man-power and Reserve Affairs). The ASA(-M & R A ) h a s t h e a u t h o r i t y t o a p p r o v eexceptions to this regulation that are con-sistent with controlling law and regula-tion. The ASA(M&RA) may delegate thisapproval authority in writing to a divisionchief within the proponent agency in thegrade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.Army management control process.This regulation contains management con-trol provisions and identifies key manage-ment controls that must be evaluated.S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n . S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n o fthis regulation and establishment of com-mand and local forms are prohibited with-o u t p r i o r a p p r o v a l f r o m H Q D A ,
ASA(M&RA), (SAMR-CP), WASHING-TON, DC 20310-0300.
Suggested Improvements. Users areinvited to send comments and suggestedimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-m e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n dBlank Forms) directly to HQDA, ASA(-M & R A ) , ( S A M R - C P ) , W A S H I N G T O N ,DC 20310-0300.
Committee establishment approval.The DA Committee Management Officerconcurs in the establishment of the CareerProgram Policy Committee.
Distribution. Distribution of this publi-c a t i o n i s a v a i l a b l e i n e l e c t r o n i c m e d i aonly and is intended for command levelsC, D, and E, for the Active Army and theA r m y N a t i o n a l G u a r d o f t h e U n i t e dStates.
Contents (Listed by paragraph and page number)
Chapter 1Introduction, page 1
Section IGeneral, page 1Purpose 11, page 1References 12, page 1Explanation of abbreviations and special terms 13, page 1Scope 14, page 1Establishing career programs 15, page 1
*This regulation supersedes AR 690-950, 31 July 1987; AR 690-950-11, 1 April 1983; AR 690-950-13, 15 May 1983; AR 690-950-14, 15 February 1984; AR690-950-21, 15 February 1985; AR 690-950-22, 1 June 1986; AR 690-950-23, 1 May 1984; AR 690-950-25, 1 May 1983; AR 690-950-26, 1 Jul 1982 andAR 690-950-28, 1 October 1986. It also rescinds DA Form 2302-R, April 1984; DA Form 2302-1-R, April 1984; DA Form 2302-2R, May 1986; DA Form4428, January 1986; DA Form 5227-1-R, May 1988; DA Form 5307-R, May 1986; DA Form 5308-R, April 1984; DA Form 5341-R, May 1988; DA Form5342-R, May 1988; DA Form 5469R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-10-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-10-1-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-10-2-R, May 1988; DAForm 5470-10-3-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-10-4-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-10-5-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-29-R, May 1988; DA Form 5470-29-1-R,May 1988; DA Form 547029-2-R, May 1988; DA Form 5506-R, May 1988; DA Form 5506-1-R, May 1988; DA Form 5506-2-R, May 1988; DA Form 5506-3-R, May 1988; DA Form 5506-4-R, May 1988; DA Form 5508-R, May 1988; DA Form 5509-R, May 1986; DA Form 5629R, July 1987; DA Form 5633-R,April 1987; DA Form 5633-1-R, April 1987; DA Form 5633-2-R, April 1987; DA Form 5693-R, May 1988; DA Form 5693-1-R, May 1988; and DA Form 5693-2-R, May 1988.
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Career program structure 16, page 2Career management objectives 17, page 2Affirmative action 18, page 3
Section IIResponsibilities, page 3Secretary of the Army 19, page 3Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASA(M&RA)) 110, page 3Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civilian Personnel Policy) (DASA)(CPP)) 111, page 4Functional chiefs and functional chief representatives 112, page 4Personnel proponents 113, page 5Career program planning boards 114, page 5Central referral offices 115, page 5Commanders of major Army commands (MACOM) and independent reporting activities (IRA) 116, page 5MACOM civilian personnel directors 117, page 6MACOM career program managers 118, page 6Activity commanders and directors 119, page 6Installation Civilian Personnel Advisory Center chiefs 120, page 7Activity career program managers 121, page 7Supervisors 122, page 7CP employees and applicants 123, page 8Career Program Policy Committee 124, page 8
Section IIICareer Program (CP) Requirements, page 8Program evaluation 125, page 8Mobilization planning 126, page 9
Chapter 2Merit Placement and Outside Recruitment, page 12Introduction 21, page 12Filling positions below the mandatory referral level 22, page 12MAC