Nonappropriated Funds Personnel Policy
This revision, dated 29 August 2003–
o Provides guidance to servicing personnel offices on social security administration and Internal Revenue Services requirements regarding accuracy of social security card numbers (chap 2).
o Reinstates section advertently deleted from original publication (chap 3).
o Provides guidance on leave donation process (chap 5).
o Corrects typographical, grammatical, and spelling errors (app C).
o Defines “Mass Change” (app C).
o Corrects references to G-1 to DCS, G-1.
o Deletes obsolete references and corrects internal references.
Specifically, this revision dated 26 August 2002–
o Corrects typographical, grammatical, and spelling errors throughout the regulation (throughout).
o Corrects errors in the way numbers are notated in table C (appendix C-1).
o Reflects changes to Business Based Actions (appendix C).
The revision of 1 April 2002–
o Changes the title of the regulation to “Nonappropriated Funds Personnel Policy.”
o Changes the proponent from the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. The Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel Policy approval is required for both the establishment of or appointment to a Nonappropriated Fund NF-6 position (chap 1).
o Changes from six appointment categories to two appointment categories (chap 2).
o Streamlines non-disciplinary adverse actions (chap 2).
o Incorporates employment preference for Involuntary Separated Military and their dependents (chap 2).
o Limits details to the same or lower grade/level to one year (chap 2).
o Authorizes the use of Temporary Help Firms (chap 2).
o Incorporates requirements of the Crime Control Act of 1990 requiring application information and criminal history checks for employees working with children (chap 2).
o Requires separation of off-duty military upon retirement absent a waiver (chap 2).
o Replaces former Universal Annual, Administrative Support, and Patron Services pay systems with the Army Pay Band System (chap 3).
o Establishes the Child Care Pay System (chap 3).
o Authorizes holiday pay/leave for regular payband employees (chap 3).
o Eliminates discretion regarding local hire living quarters allowance in foreign areas (chap 3).
o Provides new guidance to servicing personnel offices on the acceptance of levies and garnishment orders (chap 3).
o Authorizes recruiting bonus, relocation bonus, and retention allowance (chap 3).
o Ensures overseas allowances and differentials in accordance with DOD 1400.25-M (chap 3).
o Authorizes compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay when requested by Federal Wage System employees (chap 3).
o Requires compensatory time off be used within 26 pay periods, or overtime will be paid at the rate in effect when the work was performed (chap 3).
o Authorizes alternative work schedules for regular full-time and regular parttime employees (chap 4).
o Authorizes telecommuting (chap 4).
o Establishes a mechanism for the remitting of payment for both the employer and employee share of contributions for insurance premiums when an employee is granted leave without pay (chap 5).
o Incorporates the Family and Medical Leave Act (chap 5).
o Provides for expanded use of sick leave (chap 5).
o Authorizes a leave transfer program for Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality regular employees on a dollar for dollar basis (chap 5).
o Removes 90 day qualifying period for use of annual leave (chap 5).
o Requires performance rating on flexible payband employees (chap 6).
o Modifies procedures for adverse actions based on unsatisfactory performance (chap 6).
o Requires coordination with the servicing legal office prior to taking any performance based or disciplinary action.
o Authorizes alternative discipline programs (chap 7).
o Replaces former grievance procedure with simplified grievance procedure (chap 8).
o Provides for review above the installation level of business based actions when requested by a regular employee (chap 8).
o Authorizes performance based pay adjustments for pay band employees (chap 9).
o Removes reduction-in-force procedures (chap 10).
o Establishes Business Based Actions (chap 10).
o Establishes reporting requirements for the extension of nonstandard negotiated provisions in a collective bargaining agreement to nonbargaining unit employees (chap 13).
o Recognizes Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Discontinued Service Retirement as options to involuntary separation (chap 15).
o Specifies limits on life insurance benefits (chap 15).
o Describes the DOD Benefits Plans (chap 15).
o Authorizes retirement service credit for prior retirement plan participation with repayment of refunds (chap 15).
o Establishes the 401(k) Savings Plan (chap 15).
o Revises qualification requirements (app B).
o Revises Standard Terms for Nature of Action, DA Form 3434 (app C).