Department of Defense
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
Planning & Accountability
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 06E-22
Alexandria, VA 22350-1100
Planning & Accountability Line of Business role is critical to the Department of Defense ever-demanding mission requirements because we plan for the right civilian talent. Our work - workforce planning, competency and skills management, analytics, and accountability - impacts more than 900,000 DoD civilians. Planning & Accountability is committed to our role in supporting the Department and takes the responsibility seriously.
Planning & Accountability Line of Business is guided by Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25, Volume 250, June 7, 2016, “DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Civilian Strategic Human Capital Planning (SHCP)” and 5 CFR 250 Part B, 5 USC 1104 and Strategic Guidance for providing advisory and consulting services to the Components, Defense Agencies and Activity offices. Our Chief Human Capital Officer and DCPAS Director maintain effective partnerships with the Components, Defense Agencies, and Activity offices, supported by Functional communities (a group of one or more occupational series with functions, competencies, and interests to accomplish a specific part of the DoD mission), to ensure we meet our strategies and initiatives. We engage with the functional community and component customers on quarterly basis since customer engagement is key for successful collaboration and negotiation.
To provide world class civilian Human Capital oversight, planning, and advisory services to DoD customers across the Enterprise and to inform civilian Human Resources solutions that enhance the lethality of the Department.
Serve as the provider of choice for all Enterprise activities in Human Capital Solutions, Strategic Workforce Planning, Workforce Data Analytics, Competency Development and Management, Accountability and Oversight, and Consulting and Advisory services.
Planning & Accountability newsletter is published every quarter for their customers - DoD Functional Communities, Components and Defense Agencies. The P&A newsletter keeps the customers informed about projects, initiatives, workforce planning, data analytics, competency, training, accountability, “spotlight” on functional communities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and CYBER initiatives, and upcoming events
Employee attitude and opinion surveys are a proven tool for assessing workforce morale, retention, engagement and readiness. Survey results are used by leaders and supervisors in public and private sector organizations to improve the workforce performance and engage employees. DoD uses survey results from surveys such as the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to inform programs and training content to improve the DoD workforce climate and increase engagement.
In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136, November 24, 2003, 117 STAT. 1641), Congress established a requirement for agencies to conduct an Annual Employee Survey (AES) (16 questions included in the FEVS instrument) to assess:
→ Leadership and management practices that contribute to agency performance; and
→ Employee satisfaction with …