June Hot Topics

June Hot Topics

Army DACM Office Updates: Let your voice be heard! The 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is open until June 15 and this year the entire workforce has been asked to participate. Get in there and take this short but incredibly valuable survey. Are you an Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) member at GS-12 through GS-15 (or broadband equivalent)? Then the Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) Phase IV applies to you. Effective for FY18, this expands the mandated SRPE pool to include GS-15s. The SRPE window for FY18 potential evaluations opens on October 1. Additionally, if you anticipate a change in status (i.e., promotion) or change in supervisor prior to October 1, […]

May Hot Topics

May Hot Topics

Army DACM Office Updates: Reminder: FY19 DAU registration is open NOW! Go claim your seat before they’re gone!  New Acquisition Pre-Command Policy Alert: As of April 2, there is a new Army Acquisition Workforce Policy outlining pre-command requirements, Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List Acquisition Key Billet and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors. This policy outlines the pre-command mandatory requirements and prerequisites prior to assuming a Command or an Acquisition Key Billet. For additional information, visit: https://asc.army.mil/web/alt-workforce-policy-procedure/. Big news for Small Business: Under the guidance of Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director Department of Defense Office of Small Business […]

April hot topics

April hot topics

Army DACM Office Updates: The results are in for FY18 product and project director slating: The Talent Management Board of Directors approved eight product director positions and five project director positions; all selectees are scheduled to report in the spring or summer of 2018. The product and project director’s board is a civilian-only centrally selected board and is one of the major talent management initiatives outlined by the leadership of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, providing an opportunity to select high-performing civilians with leadership potential at the GS-14/15 (or broadband equivalent) level. A complete listing of the FY18 selections is available […]

March hot topics

March hot topics

Army DACM Office Updates ACMAs and lead OAPs met in Orlando, Florida, with the Army DACM Office for a highly productive discussion of the latest developments in the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Human Capital Strategic Plan and the Army DACM Office and, more importantly, questions and concerns from the field. ACMAs and lead OAPs shared best practices and challenges, as well recommendations on the initiatives the Army DACM Office is working on. A few of the practices shared included an orientation program that provides a “greening opportunity” to civilians new to the AAW; a recognition program using peer nominations; and a crowd favorite, the philosophy and process successfully being implemented […]

JANUARY HOT TOPICS

JANUARY HOT TOPICS

Army DACM Office Updates We’re hitting the road again! A series of meetings will be held in concert in Orlando February 6-8, 2018 including the ACMA and Lead OAP meeting, the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Human Capital Strategic Plan (HCSP) Council, and the Army Acquisition Functional Leaders/Army Acquisition Functional Advisors (AAFL/AAFA) Summit (the first of its kind). These meetings are a way for the Army DACM Office to connect face-to-face with our many partners and leaders at tactical, operational, and strategic levels. As always, we hope to hear from the field and collaborate best practices between commands/organizations. In Case You Missed It: Stay in the know! Check out the January […]

November Hot Topics

November Hot Topics

Army DACM Office Updates The money is in! The Army received its FY18 Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) allocation on Oct. 23, 2017. Work with your DAWDF Program Analyst, adjust those spend plans and begin immediate execution of any pre-approved training initiatives! Ethics Training, this is not a drill! Get that requirement knocked out. The 2017 Annual ethics training requirement is due Dec. 31. Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members are required to complete some form of ethics training every calendar year. Here are your options: Attend any installation or organizational judge advocate general-sponsored ethics training (ETH 004). Overview of Acquisition Ethics (CLM 003) – DAU Continuous Learning Module. Ethics […]

October Hot Topics

October Hot Topics

Happy New [Fiscal] Year! Army DACM Office Updates  New fiscal year, new ethics training. Get that requirement knocked out early so you don’t spend your New Year’s Eve working on it. The 2017 Annual ethics training requirement is due Dec. 31. Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members are required to complete some form of ethics training every calendar year. Here are your options: Attend any installation or organizational judge advocate general-sponsored ethics training (ETH 004). Complete Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) Overview of Acquisition Ethics Continuous Learning Module (CLM 003). Complete DAU’s Ethics at Work Continuous Learning Module (HBS 415). Watch DAU’s 16-minute online Ethics Video (ETH 004). Once the ethics training […]

September hot topics

September hot topics

September hot topics Army DACM Office Updates Coming soon to your neck of the woods—Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Summit: Back to Basics pilot at Aberdeen Proving Ground – North and Aberdeen Proving Ground – South Sept. 6-7. The summit provides an overview of the AAW composition, an understanding of how the Army DACM Office can assist the workforce, and what opportunities, resources and tools are available to help AAW members manage their career development. For questions on the summit or to schedule one at your organization, please email us. Looking for a new challenge? The Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) / Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) programs prepare Army senior civilians […]

AUGUST HOT TOPICS

AUGUST HOT TOPICS

  Army DACM Office Updates Phase III of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) implementation begins Oct. 1, affecting all AAW members GS-12 through GS-14 (or pay band equivalent levels). In preparation, make sure your CAPPMIS IDP reflects the correct supervisor. Senior raters are required to complete the FY17 SRPE no later than Dec. 31. Check out the one-stop shop SRPE resources. The Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 600-3, Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management, was published June 26. In an effort to better align acquisition’s unique functional area career management and education requirements with the Army development and career management baseline, the Army Acquisition Corps […]

July Hot Topics

July Hot Topics

Acquisition Training, Education and Leader Development Opportunities: The GS-14/lieutenant colonel and GS-15/colonel Army Acquisition Corps Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Command and Acquisition Key Billet board announcements will be released July 17, 2017. The application closing date is Aug. 30, 2017. The Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship Program announcement opens July 25, 2017, and closes Dec. 14, 2017. Find out more about this GS-12/13 (or equivalent) three-year civilian leadership development opportunity. Defense Acquisition University Course Updates: Course Number Changes: PMT 355, Program Management Office Course, Part A replaced PMT 352A; and PMT 360, Program Management Office Course, Part B replaced PMT 352B. PMT 352A and B remain acceptable predecessors to […]