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Army Civilian Implementation Plan

Friday, August 14, 2020

What is it?

The Civilian Implementation Plan (CIP) optimizes the vital contributions of Army Civilians by modernizing talent management policies and practices by enhancing them with more agile and data-driven approaches. This plan will increase the U.S. Army’s ability to acquire, develop, employ, and retain civilian talent and ensure Army readiness. The CIP provides strategic guidance to grow mission-critical occupations at critical-fill locations and defines career requirements to execute career development opportunities and training.

The CIP was established in support of the Army People Strategy

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army CIP has four overarching priorities:

  • Transform workforce planning and management
  • Modernize civilian talent acquisition
  • Evolve career programs to be integral to the people enterprise
  • Build world-class supervisors

The Army has focused recent efforts to enhance the Army’s talent development infrastructure, including:

  • Released Army People Strategy, which identifies People as “Army’s greatest strength and most important weapon system” in October 2019
  • Released Civilian Implementation Plan in May 2020
  • Established Army Civilian Career Management Activity (ACCMA), which combines the 32 career programs, portions of HQDA G-3/5/7 Civilian Training and Leader Development, and HQDA G-1 Civilian Personnel, as part of the Civilian Human Resources Agency in July 2020

The Army also continues to offer key development programs for its workforce including:

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

To achieve the Army’s key priorities, the implementation plan is organized around four lines of effort (LOE): acquire, develop, employ, and retain. Each LOE is utilizing working groups, leveraging subject matter experts, and fostering innovative thinking to execute their specific objectives.

Some of the key outcomes of the CIP will be:

  • Optimized career program infrastructure
  • Robust recruitment strategies targeted towards key growth areas
  • Enhanced analytical tools to match talent to demand
  • Enhanced processes to reduce time to hire
  • Increased credentialing and certification programs

The Army will continue to establish robust polices, dynamic systems, integrated practices, and embody the Army Civilian Corps Creed, in order to ensure that the Army is ready, professional, diverse, and integrated.

Why is this important to the Army?

People are the Army’s greatest resource. Army Civilians are a tremendous asset to the Army, and the execution of the Civilian Implementation Plan will enable the Army to optimize the best talent for the defense of the nation. The CIP will ensure that the Army remains ready as the world’s premier military force.


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Focus Quote for the Day

The [Civilian Implementation] plan will ensure that Army civilians are the most ready, professional, diverse, and integrated federal workforce.

— Todd Fore, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for civilian personnel

Army’s new Civilian Implementation Plan emphasizes talent management