Baseline Standards Assessment
(BSA) for MWR/Family Programs
The Oct 99 MWR Board of Directors (BOD) approved baseline standards for
Fitness and Sports, Army Family Action Plan conferences, Child and
Youth Services, Army Community Service, Recreation, and Libraries. The
BOD directed that installations conduct annual assessments against
These standards establish minimum levels of resource requirements in
support of MWR/Family programs (usually focusing on staffing, training,
availability, and equipment). Assessment data provides a basis for
building future years’ funding requirements in support of Army MWR
Fiscal Year Assessments:
Annual assessments commenced in FY99. A “shortfall” summary of the last
five years is at Figure 1.
The “shortage” is the amount of resources required to improve garrison
program elements (less facility requirements) rated red (C4) or amber
(C3) to a green (C1/C2) status. The shortage is additive to the amount
actually executed in support of MWR/Family programs in each FY.
Continuing resource shortages indicate pressure on installations to use
NAF to meet government obligations (appropriated funds) to provide
standard levels of program support to Soldiers and their families.
The FY06 assessment identified a $148.6M requirement to improve red
(C4) and amber (C3) program elements to meet green standards (C1/C2).
This shortage was a 33 percent decrease from FY05’s shortage of $222.3M
and additive to $586M executed by the field (Figure 2).
Qualitative data from the FY06 assessment was provided to OACSIM for
“toploading” into the 2007 Installation Status Report (Services) on
behalf of garrisons.
The USACFSC will continue to crosswalk assessments to future years’
defense programs to identify requirements to support baseline
standards, reconcile requirements to MACOM presentations, determine
incremental funding needed to meet shortfalls, and prepare
justifications for needed funding.
POC: CFSC Planning Division / DSN 761-7424 / Cmcl 703-681-7424
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