How are positions identified as acquisition workforce positions?

By December 9, 2010FAQS
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Acquisition positions are identified in accordance with Section 1721 of Chapter 87 of title 10 of the United States Code (commonly referred to as DAWIA) and DoD Instruction 5000.66.  The process used to identify positions can be found in Chapter 5 of the DoD Desk Guide at http://asc.army.mil/docs/dawia/ATL_Workforce_Desk_Guide.pdf.  Acquisition positions are military (active, guard, and reserve) and civilian positions that require the performance of AT&L functions as defined by the AT&L Position Category Descriptions (PCDs).  PCDs can be found at http://icatalog.dau.mil/pcds.asp. Acquisition positions do NOT include Wage Grade, Foreign National, or Executive Level positions (normally presidential appointees). All employees who encumber a position which has been designated as acquisition are part of the acquisition workforce. NOTE: “Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) workforce”, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (AL&T) workforce” and “acquisition workforce” are terms that are used interchangeably.