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Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program

Friday, February 26, 2021

What is it?

Army Directive 2021-03 establishes policy for the Department of the Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program. This program is designed to encourage Army Civilians to engage in a regular regimen of exercise. Positive health habits enhance the health and quality of life of the civilians, while increasing organizational wellness and mission productivity.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

The Army values civilian service, talent and commitment of its nearly 300,000 civilians. The Army leadership is committed to improve the civilian workforce’s quality of life and promote a culture of employee engagement.

The Secretary of the Army approved the Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program on Jan. 18, 2021. This program aligns under the Army People Strategy and is designed to:

  • promote a healthy work environment
  • enhance employee morale and workforce engagement
  • support work-life balance

This program will help with the “Acquire” and “Retain” Lines of Effort of the Army People Strategy and working Civilian Implementation Plan.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

Army will continue to monitor feedback from the Federal Viewpoint Survey and assess employee perspectives of areas of focus necessary to create a positive work environment for Civilian employees. The Army fosters an environment of employee engagement and strives to become the employer of the most satisfied and engaged federal workforce in the nation.

Why is this important to the Army?

People are the most important asset to the Department of the Army and are critical to accomplishing the mission. Army Civilians are the institutional backbone of the Army and an integral part of the Army enterprise. They provide critical operational support to the Soldiers and their Families and are key enablers of the Army’s readiness.


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We win through our people, and people will drive success in our readiness, modernization and reform policies. We must take care of our people.

— Gen. James McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army