Army Enterprise Positions

Monday August 31, 2009

What is it?

Army Enterprise Positions (AEPs) are select senior civilian positions identified by commanders as their most vital and influential. These positions:
- Are at the GS-15 and other pay system equivalent level;
- Lead strategic thought and initiatives that contribute to the success of the Army mission;
- Involve responsibility in scope and breadth that significantly influences or affects organizational outcomes;
- Usually possess management responsibility at the second level of supervision or above (leads other supervisors); and
- Influence enterprise-level policy that has Army-wide application.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Secretary of the Army's and Chief of Staff's vision for civilian leaders calls for strategic and innovative thinkers who are effective in managing, leading and changing large organizations. Leaders must be adaptive, confident, competent decision makers, prudent risk takers and effective communicators dedicated to lifelong learning.

Through this vision and the Civilian Talent Management Program, commanders will have the opportunity to fill their key positions with highly-qualified members of a talent pool of senior civilians, as well as through the traditional competitive selection process. In turn, Army senior civilians will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills through diverse and challenging assignments.

What are the first steps of filling Army Enterprise Positions?

Currently, commanders have identified 383 AEPs within their commands. Next year, this number is expected to grow to 600 or more.

Senior civilians at the GS-15 equivalent level, also known as Army Enterprise Employees (AEEs), began registering into the Civilian Talent Management System in June. However, as of this juncture, most registrants have yet to complete the CTM survey, which is essential to finishing the registration process.

Career advisors are currently educating AEEs about the system as they visit large senior civilian populations though Oct. 2. As nearly 12,000 senior civilians are eligible members of the talent pool, registration is a phased process per location/command. The schedule is on the CTM Web site.

What are the next steps?

Beginning this fall, the Civilian Talent Management Office (CTMO) will collaborate with Army organizations to determine existing or projected vacancies, anticipate succession planning and develop slates of registered members of the talent pool for leaders to consider.

Resources:

Civlian Senior Leader Development Office Web site: https://www.csldo.army.mil

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