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  • 4. Personnel Policies

    1. 1. Personnel Policies Military Plans and Policy Division (MPPD) Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel USAREUR & 7TH ARMY
    2. 2. Analyze develop and publish theater personnel policy. <ul><li>Officer & Enlisted Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Soldier Readiness/Deployability </li></ul><ul><li>Base Closures and Unit Moves </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Lengths </li></ul><ul><li>Officer and Enlisted Personnel Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Wear and Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Military Awards and Decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves and Passes </li></ul>MISSION <ul><li>In/Out Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternization </li></ul><ul><li>Women in the Army </li></ul><ul><li>R&R Program </li></ul><ul><li>Flags & Heraldry </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits & Entitlements </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship </li></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    3. 3. <ul><li>AFEM/AFSM </li></ul><ul><li>PURPLE HEART AUTHORITY </li></ul><ul><li>ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL </li></ul><ul><li>AND MOBILIZATION (“M”) DEVICE </li></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER BENEFITS, ENTITLEMENTS, AND PROGRAMS PAY & TAXES <ul><li>IMMINENT DANGER PAY </li></ul><ul><li>CERTAIN PLACES PAY </li></ul><ul><li>SEPARATE RATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SAVINGS DEPOSIT PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE </li></ul><ul><li>TAX INTEREST WAIVER </li></ul><ul><li>COMBAT ZONE TAX EXCLUSION </li></ul><ul><li>TAX FILING EXTENSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>365 DAY TAXATION </li></ul><ul><li>PER DIEM </li></ul>AWARDS <ul><li>NATO MEDAL </li></ul><ul><li>OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON </li></ul><ul><li>WARTIME AWARDS </li></ul>LEAVES & PASSES <ul><li>RESTRICTIVE LEAVE POLICY </li></ul><ul><li>R&R PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>COT LEAVE </li></ul><ul><li>SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL </li></ul><ul><li>PASS PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>FREE MAIL </li></ul><ul><li>STABILIZATION </li></ul><ul><li>SPONSORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>CORRESPONDENCE EXTENSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SHORT TOUR CREDIT </li></ul><ul><li>DEPLOYMENT/REDEPLOYMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CRITERIA </li></ul>OTHER
    4. 4. Pay and Taxes Current Operations IMMINENT DANGER PAY CERTAIN PLACES PAY PER DIEM USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE SEPARATE RATIONS SAVINGS DEPOSIT PROGRAM TAX INTEREST WAIVER COMBAT ZONE TAX EXCLUSION TAX FILING EXTENSIONS 365 DAY TAXATION
    5. 5. OPERATION JOINT FORGE - 21 Jun 98 - TBD - MILPER MSG 99-157 (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Adriatic Sea or respective air space, north of 40º North latitude) OPERATION NORTHERN WATCH - 1 JAN 97 - TBD - MILPER MSG 98-161 (Land area within Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; land area and airspace of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait; and that portion of the Arabian Gulf that lies west of 56º east longitude) OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH - 1 DEC 95 - TBD - MILPER MSG 99-101 (Land area and air space of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, and Jordan; the waters and airspace above the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman that lies west of 62º east longitude.) ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL ELIGIBILITY: - Bona fide member of unit deployed in, or in direct support of named CONOPS for 1 or more days in area of eligibility (AOE) or: - Be deployed in AOE as an individual on official orders for 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days - Participate as a regularly assigned crew member of an aircraft flying into, out of, within, or over the AOE. USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    6. 6. <ul><li>OPERATION JOINT FORGE - 21 JUN 98 - TBD - MILPER MSG 99-157 </li></ul><ul><li>(Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, and Hungary; and their respective airspace) </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility : </li></ul><ul><li>- Bona fide member of unit deployed in, or in direct support of OJF for 1 or more days in area of eligibility (AOE) or : </li></ul><ul><li>- As an individual - Be engaged in direct support for 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days in the AOE. </li></ul><ul><li>- Participate as a regularly assigned crew member of an aircraft flying into, out of, within, or over the Area of Eligibility. </li></ul>Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    7. 7. <ul><li>Reference: AR 600-8-22, 25 Feb 95, Military Awards. </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Forge - Delegated to CG, USAREUR </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Guardian - Delegated to CG USAREUR. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility: Awarded to any member of the Armed Forces wounded or killed as a result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force. </li></ul>Purple Heart USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    8. 8. <ul><li>History: Approved by the President 8 Aug 96. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: MILPER MSG 96-196, 231630Z Aug 96. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility: Authorized for members of Reserve Components who performed qualifying active duty service in support of a designated contingency operation. The “M” Device will be worn on the AFRM to denote service during a mobilization or contingency designated by the Secretary of Defense. </li></ul>Armed Forces Reserve Medal (AFRM) and Mobilization (“M”) Device USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    9. 9. <ul><li>History: Approved by Secretary General of NATO. Must be approved for wear by the Secretary of Defense for U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Allied Command Europe Directive 40-8, 25 Jul 95, The NATO Medal. JCS Message, DTG 301757Z Nov 95. Must served under NATO or national command or operational control in direct support of NATO operations </li></ul><ul><li>SFOR - Approved for Wear: 30 days continuous or accumulated in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY); or 90 days continuous or accumulated in Italy, Greece, Hungary and Austria from 1 Jul 92 until a date yet to be determined. </li></ul><ul><li>KFOR - Approved by NATO Secretary General 20 Oct 99. Sent to SECDEF 6 Jan 00. 30 days continuous or accumulated days in Kosovo and other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, Macedonia, Adriatic and Ionian Seas; 90 days continuous or accumulative days in Italy, Greece and Hungary. SACEUR proposed both SFOR and KFOR NATO Medals be authorized for wear at the same time. Current US rules only allow for wear of one NATO medal at any time. </li></ul>NATO Medal USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    10. 10. <ul><li>History: Previously not entitled for TCS/TDY augmentees to Central Region because of no Short Tour Credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: AR 600-8-22, 25 Feb 95, Military Awards. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility: May be awarded in conjunction with Short Tour Credit provided no other US service medal is awarded for the same overseas service (i.e. AFSM/AFEM). As an exception to policy it maybe awarded to augmentees serving in Central Region. </li></ul>Overseas Service Ribbon USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    11. 11. OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN / ALLIED FORCE Wartime Awards <ul><ul><li>USCINCEUR recommended creation of the Kosovo Campaign Medal in lieu of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Pending approval by Joint Chiefs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purple Heart - Approved. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wartime Awards - not activated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CIB/CMB - not authorized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service (SSI-FWS) - Request pending at SecArmy. </li></ul></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    12. 12. <ul><li>History: Directed by EUCOM Commander. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: USCINCEUR OPLAN 4247/4256 Annex E. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: The only authorized leave for deployed soldiers is R&R or Emergency Leave. The term “ordinary leave under emergency conditions” WILL NOT be used; neither will terms like “Baby Leave”. There’s no Environmental Morale Leave (EML) authorized for operations in the Balkans. Violations of the restrictive leave policy jeopardizes the existence of current entitlements like R&R, IDP and CZTE. </li></ul>Restrictive Leave Policy USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    13. 13. <ul><li>History: EUCOM’s policy for deployments over 179 days with restrictive leave policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: AR 600-8-10, Leave and Passes, para 4-23. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: Soldiers scheduled to be deployed for over 179 days serving in unit with written restrictive leave policy are eligible to participate in R&R program. </li></ul><ul><li>Entitlement: Must have served 60 days in OJF/OJG area. (On the ground commander may waive in unusual circumstances). 15-20 day absence. Travel to and from APOD non-chargeable as leave. Round-trip transportation to one of two relief sites--Rhein Main/Ramstein Air Bases or CONUS APOD of choice (BWI, ATL, CHS). Transportation to and from approved R&R destinations provided at government expense by government or commercial carriers . Transportation may be provided to other that the nearest authorized R&R destination. Cost to government shall not exceed cost of round-trip travel to and from the authorized destinations. </li></ul><ul><li>OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN - Approved effective 23 Dec 99. Exception to EUCOM restrictive leave policy for Operation Joint Guardian is terminated. </li></ul>Rest & Recuperation (R&R) Program USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    14. 14. <ul><li>History: Legislation approved as part of FY ‘97 National Defense Authorization Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: JFTR, Vol I, para U7200-C6. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: “If a member is unable to take COT leave before the one year time limitation as a result of duty in connection with a contingency operation , the member and dependents may defer the travel for one additional year beginning on the date the member’s duty in connection with the contingency operation ends.” </li></ul>COT Leave Extension USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    15. 15. <ul><li>Reference: Section 701f, Title 10, United States Code, AR 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes. </li></ul><ul><li>CAT I - Served in Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay area 120+ continuous days - approval commander LTC or above . </li></ul><ul><li>CAT II: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Served in Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay area less than 120 continuous days, or </li></ul><ul><li>B. Deployed for any length of time but did not receive HFP/IDP. </li></ul><ul><li>Approval first COL to 1st PERSCOM to 266th Finance. </li></ul><ul><li>CAT III - All others. Did not deploy but were unable to take leave in excess of 60 due to support of operation - approval 1st COL to 1st PERSCOM to 266th Finance. </li></ul><ul><li>These categories are used ONLY within USAREUR! </li></ul><ul><li>Leave is charged on a last accrued first used basis. </li></ul>Special Leave Accrual (SLA) USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    16. 16. <ul><li>History: Established to supplement the R&R Program and to provide short periods of respite for deployed soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: USAREUR FWD FRAGO 111. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: Soldier must be deployed or expected to be deployed in support of Operation Joint Forge for more than 30 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Entitlement: 4-day non-chargeable absence in Budapest or other designated areas within Hungary. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Program may be temporarily suspended based on current force protection threat. </li></ul><ul><li>NO PASS PROGRAM ESTABLISHED FOR OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN AS OF YET. </li></ul>Pass Program - Operation Joint Forge USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    17. 17. <ul><li>History: This entitlement is a result of a USAREUR DCSPER initiative to seek relief for officers deployed while enrolled in CGSOC/CAS3. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Command and General Staff College, Non-Resident Studies Program Memorandum. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: Each officer currently enrolled in the non-resident portion (CAS3, CGSC, correspondence or classroom option) will be granted a course extension equal to their deployment time. For the officer to receive extension, they need to provide the School of Corresponding Studies a copy of their orders indicating deployment location and length of time spent. </li></ul>Correspondence Course Extension USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    18. 18. <ul><li>History: This entitlement is a result of a USAREUR DCSPER initiative to obtain Short Tour Credit to TCS/TDY augmentees in Central Region. Prior to obtaining of exception to policy, Short Tour Credit was only available to the deployed force. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: AR 614-30, Table 7-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: Soldiers must be in a TDY status for at least 9 continuous months, or 11 cumulative months within a 24 month period. </li></ul><ul><li>Operation Joint Guardian - Awaiting HQDA guidance </li></ul>Short Tour Credit - Operation Joint Forge USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    19. 19. DEPLOYMENT/REDEPLOYMENT CRITERIA <ul><li>ETS - WITHIN 90 DAYS OF ETS OR APPROVED SEPARATION DATE OR TRANSITION LEAVE UNLESS ACTION TAKEN TO EXTEND/REENLIST. FIRST COLONEL IN CHAIN OF COMMAND MAY APPROVE DEPLOYMENT - SOLDIER MUST BE RETURNED NLT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO SEPARATION DATE OR DATE TERMINAL LEAVE BEGINS. </li></ul><ul><li>PCS - MUST BE RETURNED NLT 30 DAYS PRIOR TO DEROS DATE. </li></ul><ul><li>INPROCESSING - WILL NOT DEPLOY BEFORE COMPLETING FULL 12 DAYS OF INPROCESSING AND TRAINING (CPF/ITC). </li></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    20. 20. PERSONNEL POLICIES FOR OPERATIONS PERTAINING TO KOSOVO <ul><li>CONDITIONAL PROMOTIONS . CURRENT POLICY ALLOWS CONDITIONAL PROMOTION TO SFC CONTINGENT ON COMPLETION OF ANCOC. EFF 1 JUN 99, CONDITIONAL PROMOTION TO SSG AUTHORIZED ON COMPLETION OF BNCOC. CONDITION PROMOTION TO SGT NOT AUTHORIZED - SOLDIERS ON OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT MAY RECEIVE A PLDC WAIVER FOR PROMOTION TO SGT. REQUESTS FWD TO CDR 1ST PERSCOM, EPMD. </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIRED 13-MONTH RETAINABILITY FOR CONUS PCS . SOLDIERS WHO BECOME INELIGIBLE FOR PCS REASSIGNMENT TO CONUS AS A RESULT OF BEING INVOLUNTARILY EXTENDED WILL NOT BE FURTHER INVOLUNTARILY EXTENDED AND WILL BE ALLOWED TO PCS TO CONUS WITHOUT REGARD TO TIME REMAINING IN SERVICE. </li></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    21. 21. <ul><li>History: On 22 Dec 95, the Secretary of Defense signed a letter to the Postmaster General authorizing free mail privileges for active duty members of the Armed Forces and designated civilians. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Section 3401(A)(1) of Title 39, United States Code, and pursuant to Executive Order 12556, dated 16 Apr 86. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy: Individuals must be deployed in support of Operation Joint Forge/Joint Guardian in designated Hazardous Duty Area. </li></ul>Free Mail USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    22. 22. DEPLOYMENT STABILIZATION <ul><li>MSG 231006Z FEB 98, DA WASH </li></ul><ul><li>SOLDIERS PLACED ON TCS/TDY FOR 30 OR MORE CONSECUTIVE DAYS, PARTICIPATING IN OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR DEPLOYMENTS WILL BE STABILIZED ONE MONTH FOR EACH MONTH OF DEPLOYMENT. </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND MAY TERMINATE STABILIZATION BASED ON IMMEDIATE AND CRITICAL OPERATIONAL NEEDS. </li></ul><ul><li>ALSO MAY BE TERMINATED FOR TDY TO PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS, LOCAL TRAINING EXERCISES, MAJOR TRAINING EXERCISES, CTC, OFF-INSTALLATION TRAINING EXERCISES, OR PCS. </li></ul>USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    23. 23. Commander Responsibilities <ul><li>Provide every soldier (PVT to COL) advance arrival or post arrival (reactionary) sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Offer Out Sponsorship assistance to departing soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Sponsors are adequately trained with ACS based training and receives U’R Pam 600-8-8, </li></ul><ul><li>How To Be a Good Sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>Provide sponsors reasonable time to perform sponsorship duties </li></ul><ul><li>Provide written feedback to sponsors on their performance </li></ul><ul><li>Reward/recognize outstanding sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Develop assessment tools to gauge the success of the program within their unit </li></ul>The Total Army Sponsorship Program SPONSORSHIP USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    24. 24. REACTIONARY SPONSORSHIP <ul><li>U’R Suppl 1, AR 600-8-8 requires units to develop a reactionary sponsorship program </li></ul><ul><li>In the reactionary mode, units must be able to meet, transport and lodge new personnel on short notice including week-ends and holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Trained sponsors must be on hand to execute this process and assets must be available to assist the sponsor </li></ul>The Total Army Sponsorship Program SPONSORSHIP USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    25. 25. Selection Criteria <ul><li>Soldier or Civilian will be: </li></ul><ul><li>In grade equal to or higher than the incoming soldier or civilian employee </li></ul><ul><li>Of the same gender, marital status, and military career field or occupational series as the incoming soldier or civilian employee </li></ul><ul><li>Well versed with the unit or organization mission and function, and the surrounding community area </li></ul><ul><li>Soldier or Civilian will NOT be: </li></ul><ul><li>The person being replaced by incoming soldier or civilian employee </li></ul><ul><li>Be within 60 days of PCS </li></ul>The Total Army Sponsorship Program SPONSORSHIP USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    26. 26. Sponsorship Initiatives <ul><li>HQDA </li></ul><ul><li>Automate Sponsorship program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use INTERNET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate and make pinpoint assignment information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>available to soldiers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change current regulatory procedures to enable AIT students </li></ul><ul><li>to be included in advanced arrival sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure soldiers arrive OCONUS only Monday-Thursday to </li></ul><ul><li>avoid in-transit weekends </li></ul><ul><li>USAREUR </li></ul><ul><li>Link sponsor and arriving soldier at Central Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Task Inprocessing Training Center with responsibility for </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship Program Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Revise USAREUR Publications on Sponsorship </li></ul>SPONSORSHIP USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    27. 27. SUMMARY <ul><li>Sponsorship is a commander’s program in which commanders, leaders, and individual sponsors are key to success </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence indicates that sponsorship works well in units where commanders and leaders check it and make it a priority </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD SPONSORSHIP IS OUR ONLY CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION! </li></ul>The Total Army Sponsorship Program SPONSORSHIP USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    28. 28. MPPD HOMEPAGE http://www.per.hqusareur.army.mil/Services/MPPD/mppb3. SUBJECTS Flags and Heraldry Military Awards What's New Operations Frequently Asked Questions MOS Update Officer Personnel Policies Leave & Pass Policies Enlisted Personnel Policies Uniform Policies Fraternization Training Miscellaneous USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER
    29. 29. Points of Contact Mr. Scott Smith, 370-8543/8573 [email_address] Mr. Andy Rivera, 370-7314/6984 [email_address] FAX 370-8446 USAREUR & 7TH ARMY ODCSPER

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