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Enterprise Talent Management Program

Thursday, April 30, 2015

What is it?

Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) program is the means by which the Army prepares its GS-13s and GS-12s (that meet the prerequisites) to gain professional senior-level educational, developmental learning, and experiential opportunities to assume duty positions of greater responsibility across the department.

What has the Army done?

Signed into policy April 10, 2015, by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, the new Army Directive 2015-24 covers two talent management programs:

The ETM Program has four modules:

(1) ETM Command and General Staff Officer College: This module is designed to expand participants’ knowledge of the operational and tactical Army in preparation for the challenges faced in a complex global environment.

(2) ETM Executive Leader Development Program: A 10-week program covering 10 months of learning and training experiences that require mental and physical agility.

(3) ETM Temporary Duty: Participants will fill a 90-day or less developmental assignment on a special project as a member of a working group, tiger team or will fill a critical-need detail.

(4) ETM Shadowing Experience: The Shadowing module is designed to provide applicants with up to 20 duty days of structured leadership and shadowing experience with a senior GS-15s or Senior Executive Service civilian.

The application period for ETM will be open until May 15, 2015, by using the SETM Automated System website.

Why is it important to the Army?

The Army Civilian Corps in the grades of GS-12s/13s and their equivalents comprise more than 65,000 civilians that represent the future of Army Civilian leadership. Following in the footsteps of the successful Senior Enterprise Talent Management program, Army civilians will now have another rung to their leadership development ladder.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is working in collaboration with HQDA AG1-CP, G-3/5/7 TRV and major commands on developing a command-based initiative called Emerging Enterprise Leader (EEL) talent development program for GS-11s/12s and their equivalent pay plans.


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