AR 600–8–2

Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flag)

This major revision, dated 23 October 2012-

o Adds oversight responsibilities at all levels (para 1-4).

o Assigns responsibilities to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (para 1-4).

o Adds policy for the management of suspension of favorable personnel actions (Flag) for general officers (para 2-1h).

o Clarifies when Flags are imposed for investigations (paras 2-2a and 2-2b).

o Changes name of “elimination” Flag to “involuntary separation or discharge” Flag (para 2-2d).

o Expands “Referred” DA Form 67-9 (Officer Evaluation Report) Flag to include “Relief for Cause” DA Form 2166-8 (NCO Evaluation Report) and revises when  Flag is removed (para 2-2f).

o Authorizes a Flag for Soldiers without approved Family care plans (para 2-2l).

o Creates additional Flag categories and updates existing categories (table 2-1).

o Directs flagging authority, unit commander, or first line supervisor to counsel flagged Soldier (para 2-6).

o Revises DA Form 268 (Report to Suspend Favorable Personnel Actions (FLAG)) (figs 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3).

o Assigns responsibility for transferring Flag documentation for transferable Flags (para 2-8).

o Adds Internal Control Evaluation Checklist (app C).

o Clarifies authentication authorities (throughout).

o Addresses current human resource organizational structure and responsibilities under Personnel Services Re-design (throughout).

o Changes U.S. Army Human Resources Command-Alexandria and U.S. Army Human Resources Command-St. Louis to U.S. Army Human Resources Command and changes address and office symbols (throughout).

o Makes administrative changes (throughout).

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