Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel (AG-1CP)

Welcome to the Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel (AG-1CP). Our cadre of Civilian Army Professionals is responsible for participating in the formation and execution of Army policy, plans, and programs consistent with Army strategy.

AG-1CP, which is comprised of five Functional Divisions, provides Army-wide Civilian Human Resources implementation guidance in support of the proper functioning of multiple disciplines including recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, workforce shaping, and awards, just to name a few. This website is designed to make it easier to find helpful resources within the AG-1CP; please use it freely and often. Whether you are looking for information, requesting assistance, or perhaps just browsing, we are confident we will be able to help. Thank you for taking the time to visit us at AG-1CP.


MISSION: To influence, develop, manage and assess the Army's Civilian Human Resources plans, programs and policies.

VISION: Trusted professionals providing innovative solutions to optimize Army personnel readiness -- today and tomorrow.

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  • Ms. Teresa R. Briley
    Ms. Teresa R. Briley
  • Ms. Mandy Laughlin
    Ms. Mandy Laughlin
  • Ms. Kelly Smith
    Ms. Kelly Smith
  • Ms. Sandra Curran
    Ms. Sandra Curran
  •  Ms. Cyndi Fisher
    Ms. Cyndi Fisher
  • Ms. Karen Wolfe
    Ms. Karen Wolfe


  • Benefits and Compensation Division (BCD)
    Greetings from the Benefits and Compensation Division (BCD)! We are responsible for developing implementation guidance, providing policy direction, maintaining operational proficiency, and technical support to the Department of Army civilian workforce on compensation administration, benefits, official travel, overseas allowances, the Workers Compensation Program, and unemployment for accomplishing Army’s mission.

    BCD program (functional) areas:

    - Army Civilian Compensation
    - Army Civilian Benefits
    - Army Civilian Overseas Allowances and Entitlements
    - Army Civilian Government Funded Travel (Joint Travel Regulations)
    - Army Civilian Workers’ Compensation Program (FECA)


    - Special Salary Rate Requests
    - Recruitment/Retention/Relocation Incentives (3Rs)
    - Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
    - Premium Pay
    - Pay Limitations (Bi-weekly, annual, and aggregate pay limitation)
    - Danger Pay/Post Differential
    - Civilian Allowances
    - Advanced Pay
    - Army Civilian Representative Member-DoD Wage Committee
    - Army Civilian Representative Member-Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee

    Government Funded Travel

    - Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
    - Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
    - Civilian Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY)
    - Civilian Temporary Change of Station (TCS)
    - Civilian Travel Secretarial concerns in JTR
    - Government Funded Travel Allowances
    - Army Civilian Advisory Panel Member-Per Diem Transportation Allowances Committee
    - Joint Travel Regulations | Defense Travel Management Office (
    - Defense Travel System (

    Overseas Allowances and Entitlements

    - Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR)
    - Living Quarters Allowances (LQA)
    - Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA)
    - Foreign Transfer Allowance (FTA)
    - Post Allowance
    - Post Differential
    - Education Travel
    - Evacuation Allowance
    - Home Leave
    - U.S. Department of State
    - DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol. 1250, February 23, 2012 (


    - Federal Insurance Programs
    - Federal employees Health Benefits (FEHB)
    - Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    - Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
    - Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
    - Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
    - Federal Retirement
    - Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
    - Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS)
    - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
    - Civilian Casualty Program
    - Wellness Program
    - Healthcare (
    - BENEFEDS | Federal Benefits Enrollment (FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS)
    - The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

    Workers Compensation Program

    - Army Workers’ Compensation Program (FECA)
    - Home | U.S. Department of Labor (
    - ECOMP - U.S. Department of Labor (

    Regulations / Implementation Guidance  

    - Army FECA Regulation (*Forthcoming)
    - Recruitment/Retention/Relocation Incentive (3R) Implementation Guidance
    - Student Loan Repayment Program Implementation Guidance
    - Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Implementation Guidance (*Forthcoming)
    - Travel and Overseas Allowances Implementation Guidance (*Forthcoming)

    Current Media

    Army Civilian Casualty Program Video:

    Army Civilian Casualty Trifold: Army Civilian Casualty Trifold.pdf

    Flexible Spending Account Flyer: Flexible Spending Account Flyer

    Flexible Spending Account Video: Flexible Spending Account Video

    Contact Information

  • Labor and Employee Relations Division

    The Labor and Employee Relations Division of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel develops Army-wide Labor Relations (LR) and Employee Relations (ER) guidance to implement laws, Executive Orders, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), other government-wide regulations, and Department of Defense (DoD) policies. This site includes an overview of our programs and links to topical articles concerning Labor and Employee Relations on the CAC-enabled Army Civilian Personnel Library site. We encourage you to check out the links below and contact your servicing Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) with specific questions regarding Labor and Employee Relations.

    Areas of Responsibility include:

    Labor Relations

    - Collective Bargaining Obligations
    - Negotiability Appeals
    - Arbitration Challenges
    - National Consultation
    - Union Representation
    - Negotiated Grievance Procedures
    - Union Requests for Information
    - Compliance with the Labor Relations Statute, 5 USC Chapter 71

    Employee Relations

    - Performance Management
    - Discipline & Adverse Actions
    - Hours of Duty & Alternative Work Schedules
    - Leave Administration
    - Administrative Grievances/Appeals
    - Telework
    - Remote Work
    - Suitability
    - Workplace Violence Prevention

    Related Links

    - Army Civilian Personnel Library – LR (CAC Enabled)
    - Army Civilian Personnel Library – ER (CAC Enabled)
    - AR 690-610 — Hours of Duty, Alternative Work Schedules, and Holidays
    - AR 690-752 — Disciplinary and Adverse Actions

  • Staffing and Classification Division

    The Staffing and Classification Division of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel develops Army-wide Staffing and Classification guidance to implement laws, Executive Orders, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), other government-wide regulations, and Department of Defense (DoD) policies.

    Federal Civil Service

    - Competitive Service
    - Excepted Service

    Workforce Planning

    - Restructuring Positions
    - Human Capital Management
    - Recruitment & Succession Planning
    - Mobility Programs

    Recruitment Sources

    -  Hiring Authorities

    • Direct Hire Authorities (DHA)
    • Expedited Hire Authorities (EHA)
    • Delegated Examining Authority (DEA)
    • Transfers from Other Federal Agencies
    • Reinstatement Authority
    • Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Former Overseas Employees
    • Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
    • Individuals with Disabilities
    • Civilian Attorneys
    • OPM Approved Excepted Service Authorities
    • Interchange Agreement Authorities

    - Special Authorities

    • Experts and Consultants
    • Reemployed Annuitants
    • Volunteer Service

    - Veterans Authorities

    • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
    • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
    • 30% or More Compensable Veterans

    - Student and Recent Graduates

    • Pathways
    • Student Scholarship Programs
    • DHA for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates

    - In Service Placement

    • Change to Lower Grade (CLG)
    • Detail
    • Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)
    • Public-Private Talent Exchange
    • Noncompetitive Re-promotion
    • Reassignment
    • Promotion
    • Temporary Promotion

    Priority Consideration and Placement Programs

    - Priority Placement Program
    - Military Spouse Preference
    - Army Family Member Placement Program
    - Upward Mobility Program
    - Veterans’ Preference
    - Restoration of Employment from Active Military Service
    - Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    -Job Swaps
    - Obligated Positions
    - Leave Without Pay (LWOP)
    - Injury Compensation – Restoration Rights
    - Return Rights
    - Reemployment Priority List (RPL)
    - Overseas Employment

    Qualification and Candidate Evaluation

    - Time After Competition
    - Competitive Status
    - Time-in-Grade
    - Job Analysis
    - Education Requirements
    - Qualification Standards
    - Modifying Qualification Standards
    - Category Rating
    - Administrative Careers with America (ACWA)

    Candidate Referral and Selection

    - Interviews

    • Inappropriate Interview Questions
    • Interview Panel

    - Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

    Appointments and Requirements

    - Career-Conditional Appointments
    - Temporary Limited Appointments
    - Term Appointments
    - Probationary Period
    - Trial Period
    - Special Retirement Coverage
    - Onboarding
    - Acculturation
    - Oath of Office
    - Citizenship and Employment Eligibility
    - Medical Examinations
    - 180 Day Restriction Employment of Military Retirees
    - Conditions of Employment

    Hiring/Retention Flexibilities

    - Hiring Flexibilities
    - Superior Qualifications
    - Training Agreements (Accelerated promotions)
    - Grade and Pay Retention


    - The Position Classification System
    - Federal Wage System (FWS)
    - General Schedule (GS)
    - Position Management
    - Delegated Classification Authority
    - Fully Automated System for Classification (FASCLASS)
    - Position Descriptions
    - Army Standard/Model Descriptions and Standardized Descriptions
    - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    - Position Sensitivity
    - Supervisory or Managerial Designations
    - Hazardous Duty Pay (HDP)
    - General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide (GSLGEG)
    - General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG)
    - Accretion of Duties
    - Position Review
    - Classification Appeals
    - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Claims
    - Consistency Reviews

    Workforce Reshaping

    - Separation Avoidance Tools
    - Reduction-in-force
    - Reduction-in-force Qualification Requirements
    - Competitive Area and Competitive Level
    - Reduction in Force (RIF) Retention Standing
    - Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP)
    - Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA)
    - Voluntary Reduction in Force (VRIF)
    - Furloughs – Administrative or Emergency
    - Transfer or Function (TOF)/Transfer of Work (TOW)
    - Base Realignment and Closure
    - Commercial Activities (A-76)

    Miscellaneous Information

    - Merit Promotion Plans
    - Merit System Principles
    - Prohibited Personnel Practices
    - Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act)
    - Privacy Act Program
    - Nepotism
    - Personnel Demonstration Projects
    - Pay Plans Above GS-15/SES
    - Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS)
    - Military Reserve Technicians
    - Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW)
    - Cyber Workforce


    - OPM USAJOBS Federal Internship Portal
    - DoD Civilian Careers
    - DoD Student and Recent Graduates Portal
    - OPM Feds Hire Vets
    - DoD Military OneSource – Military Spouses
    - Navigating Civilian Employment: Army Reference Guide for Military Spouses & Veterans


    - Army Civilian Personnel Library – Classification (CAC Required)
    - Army Civilian Personnel Library – Staffing (CAC Required)
    - Army Regulation 690-200, General Personnel Provisions
    - Army Regulation 690-300, Employment
    - DCPAS Employment
    - OPM Workforce Policies
    - OPM Classification Standards
    - OPM Qualification Standards
    - OPM Delegated Examining Handbook
    - OPM Veteran Employment Guide

  • Nonappropriated Fund Policy and Programs Division

    As the proponent of Army Regulation (AR) 215-3, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation NAF Personnel Instrumentalities Personnel Policy, we develop and provide policy guidance, updated requirements and interpretation of personnel policy for NAF employees of the Department of the Army. Below is information regarding NAF policy functional areas such as staffing, classification, LMER, benefits and pay entitlements.


    - Business Based Actions (BBA) Procedures
    - Service Computation and Creditable Service Information Workbook (Calculator)
    - Civilian Employment Assignment Tool (CEAT)


    - NAF Classification Program and FASCLASS


    - Severance Pay Calculator


    - Sample Disciplinary Letters

    Benefits and Entitlements

    - Appropriated & Nonappropriated Fund Benefit Comparison
    - NAF Leave Programs 

    Related Links  

    - Army Regulation 215-3 (Army Publishing Directorate)
    - Army NAF Portability Guide
    - Army MWR Website
    - Army MWR Employee Benefits Website
    - NAF Pay Schedules
    - NAF articles

  • Program Support Division (PSD) Mission: 

    The Program Support Division is charged with providing internal operational support to the AG-1CP.  In addition, we are responsible for administering the Army Incentive Awards Board that reviews awards requiring the Secretary of the Army’s approval or endorsement, and we serve as the proponent for the Army Civilian Incentive Awards regulation, AR 672-20.  We are also responsible for Civilian HR Freedom of Information Act requests in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554.

    Individuals with questions regarding Civilian HR related FOIA requests may contact the Office of the Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel at

    To see our Civilian honorary awards and how they relate to similar military awards, please view this chart: Civilian/Military Honorary Award Comparison Chart