NOVEMBER 2021 – ARMY DACM HOT TOPICS

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ACQUISITION EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR GROUP 2022 LEAD PROGRAM 

The Army DACM Office is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Leadership Excellence and Acquisition Development (LEAD) program until Dec. 3.

LEAD is a highly competitive, premier 24-month leadership development program offering expanded training through a series of education, leader development and broadening assignments to build skills required for positions of greater responsibility. The program is designed to enhance the leadership acumen of the Army’s civilian acquisition workforce. Participants are provided centrally funded leadership training and developmental assignments within the acquisition community.

While the LEAD program does not guarantee a promotion, it does strengthen desired skills, providing a competitive edge to those who compete for senior acquisition leader positions. Since the first class in 1997, 70% of participants have been promoted to at least GS-14. Program participants are encouraged to seek promotion opportunities during their tenure in the program by applying for vacancies through the competitive process. Applications to the LEAD program are being accepted through Dec. 3. To discover more about this exciting program, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/lead/.

 


 

SENIOR SERVICE COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP FOR 2022-2023

The Army Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office will be accepting applications for the SSCF program Nov. 2 through Jan. 4.

The DAU-SSCF program is a 10-month educational senior leadership development opportunity sponsored by the DACM. The purpose of DAU-SSCF is to provide leadership and acquisition training to prepare senior-level civilians for leadership roles such as product and project manager, program executive officer and other key acquisition leadership positions. On March 28, 2013, the Army approved the DAU-SSCF program as Military Education Level-1 (MEL-1) Senior Service College equivalent. DAU-SSCF is the only civilian fellowship approved by the Army. To learn more, go to  https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/defense-acquisition-university-senior-service-college/. 

 


 

DOD PUBLIC-PRIVATE TALENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Do you want to gain a better understanding of the business and operations of industry while making a positive impact on our nation? If so, consider participating in the DOD Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) program. PPTE gives government employees the opportunity to work with an industry partner for up to six months. PPTE will open for applications on Nov. 4. For more information, visit https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/dod-ppte/.

 


 

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO THE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is designed to repay federally insured student loans as a retention incentive for civilian Army Acquisition Workforce members with critical acquisition skills. The DACM Office will accept new applications for the fiscal year 2022 SLRP open announcement Oct. 4 until Nov. 18. Please visit the SLRP website, https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/student-loan-repayment-program/, for additional program details.

 


 

​​PLAN THE WORK AND WORK THE PLAN WITH DACM OFFICE PROGRAMS 

You are your own best career manager. To help you achieve your goals, the DACM Office has released the fiscal year 2022 DACM Office Program. Whether it’s obtaining a degree, paying off a student loan, learning team and leadership skills or broadening your experience with a developmental opportunity, there’s something for everyone. Check out all the upcoming programs at: https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/program-timeline/​.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DCELP SELECTEES FOR YEAR GROUP 2022, COHORT 14

Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected to attend the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program (DCELP), Year Group 2022, Cohort 14:

  • Candice Barbosa, Business-Financial Management, Joint Program Executive Office (PEO) for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense
  • Anissa Beasinger, Contracting, Army Contracting Command (ACC)
  • MaryJo Boddorf, Life Cycle Logistics, Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM)
  • Misty Branam, Contracting, ACC
  • Genevieve Flock, Science and Technology Manager, Army Futures Command (AFC)
  • Dewayne Grant, Contracting, ACC
  • Tiffani Osborne, Life Cycle Logistics, Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM)
  • James Pauley, Life Cycle Logistics, TACOM
  • Tesia Polk, Contracting, ACC
  • Scott Redman, Program Management, PEO for Ground Combat Systems
  • Phillip Reuwer, Contracting, ACC
  • Atilya Singletary, Life Cycle Logistics, AMCOM
  • Jacob Sisko, Information Technology, AFC
  • Mary Smith, Contracting, ACC
  • Glenn Villarmia, Contracting, 311th Signal Command

DCELP is the premier DOD leader development program for Civilians GS-07 through GS-12 (and equivalent broadband). You can learn more about DCELP at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/dcelp/. ​

 


 

WHAT’S NEW

 

NEW DAU PUBLIC SERVICE PORTAL

DAU Help Desk inquiries must now be submitted via the new Public Service Portal at https://services.dau.edu/psp?id=public_portal. Students who send an email to DAUHelp@dau.edu will receive an automatic email response advising them to submit their inquiry via the portal. After submitting an inquiry through the portal, students will receive an email with their ticket number. DAU recommends that IT departments “whitelist” the email address servicenow@dau.edu and add the email domain as a trusted source to prevent emails from the portal from being blocked or sent to student’s Outlook junk folders. DAU is working to replace its website and communication references to the DAU Help Desk email with the link to the Public Service Portal and asks that the workforce update their websites and other communication tools as well.

 


 

CAREER MANAGEMENT

 

FY21 DAWIA CERTIFICATION STANDARDS EXTENSION

Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members will be permitted to request certification under the fiscal year 2021 (FY21) DAWIA certification standards until Jan. 31 at midnight EST. Current DAWIA certification standards can be found at: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.

 

FY22 DAWIA CERTIFICATION STANDARDS 

Fiscal year 2022 (FY22) certification standards will be implemented on Feb 1. DAU’s FY22 course schedule is now available and open for registration; check out the DAU online catalog at http://icatalog.dau.edu/.

For recommended courses and resources specific to your job, visit the Human Capital Initiative’s functional area pages at: https://www.hci.mil/btb.html. The Army Internet Training Application System (AITAS) portal can be accessed at: atrrs.army.mil/aitas. To read more about the Back-to-Basics acquisition workforce initiative, visit our Back-to-Basics page at: https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-office/back-to-basics/.

 

UPDATING YOUR ARMY.MIL EMAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR ACQUISITION CAREER RECORD BRIEF

If you have transitioned to and are receiving emails to your army.mil email address, please ensure your email address is current on your Acquisition Career Record Brief in CAPPMIS. Access and edit your ACRB’s email through the CAMP/CAPPMIS portal at: https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/. Once you are logged in with your CAC, click on CAPPMIS on the navigation bar, click on the ACRB tab, and then the “Edit ACRB” tab. Click on Section IV – Personal, edit the email address and press “Save.”

For more answers to acquisition career-related questions, visit our FAQ page at: https://asc.army.mil/web/all-faqs/.

  

SENIOR RATER POTENTIAL EVALUATION

As a civilian Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) member, or the rater or senior rater of an AAW member, you must ensure a Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) is completed. The SRPE was released on Oct.1. The SRPE is a talent management tool used to evaluate the potential of every civilian acquisition professional (at the GS-12 through GS-15 or broadband equivalent level). The intent is to evaluate an employee’s potential for positions of greater responsibility or centrally selected professional development opportunities. Army DACM policy requires an annual SRPE. Access to all related tools, policies and guidance for the SRPE is at: https://asc.army.mil/web/senior-rater-potential-evaluation/. Senior raters must complete the SRPE for fiscal year 2021 in CAPPMIS no later than Dec. 31. For guidance on completing the SRPE, including helpful hints and system guides, go to the dedicated SRPE website. If you have any questions related to the SRPE process, please contact your organization’s acquisition point of contact or acquisition career management advocate.

 

   

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