It is Army's policy that civilians will be used to support the military in carrying out their missions. Installations/Activities will develop and have in place those plans required to support military contingency operations and all other levels of mobilization. The objective of the Civilian Readiness program is to ensure that qualified Army civilian employees are available in adequate numbers and skills to meet worldwide mission requirements during periods of national emergency, mobilization, war, military crisis, or other contingency.
14-24. Designation of deployable and non-deployable civilian positions
- DA civilians are an essential part of the total Army and contribute significantly to the Army's efforts to accomplish its mission in peace and war. Some civilian positions are designated to reflect a required role in the event of future operations. The designation may require the incumbent to deploy or may identify a CONUS position that cannot be vacated.
- Some important definitions falling under the heading of civilian preparedness are as follows.
- Key position. A position, normally in the Continental United States (CONUS), that cannot be vacated during war or national emergency without seriously impairing the capability of the parent organization to function effectively.
- Emergency-essential position (E-E). A position requiring uninterrupted performance to provide immediate and continuing support. Either it is located overseas or the incumbent may be sent overseas during a military operation.
- Cadre employee. Part of a nucleus of trained personnel capable of setting up new operations and training others.
- Alternate employee. A non-emergency employee who agrees to perform the duties of an E-E position in the absence of an E-E employee during a military operation.
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