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icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Jun 23 - Sun Jun 25 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 PM and will become available again on Sunday by 5:00 PM. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


United States Army's Birthday! June 14, 2017 - U.S. Army's Birthday,
242 Years of Selfless Service to the nation we know and love!



icon for Server Images Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017: System Downtime
CHRA CISD is conducting an Authorized Service Interruption for ALTESS Maintenance Weekend - 2100 EST Friday (06/02/2017) to 1800 EST Sunday (06/04/2017)
During this time temporary slowness or complete interruption of service(s) may occur for the following:   ABC-C;   CPOL;   KNRS;   FASCLASS;   REGIONAL WEB PAGES;   RECONALYSIS;   INTERNAL AUDIT;   DCOPS


image showing a field of grave stones at Arlington National Cemetery May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
A Federal Holiday to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifice and service of the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Link: Arlington National Cemetery


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Apr 21 - Sun Apr 23, 2017 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


image of Department of Army Seal The revised Knowledge Center plan, as approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civilian Personnel), focuses on a continued presence within milSuite while transitioning content from legacy systems to other existing DoD platforms and moving to a self-service / collaborative paradigm. This plan modernizes and streamlines multiple CHRM processes by eliminating the “gate-keeper” function of the current web master process while allowing authorized individuals to be able to post new or revised information directly, eliminating the requirement to develop and pass change requests thru a bureaucratic external process for implementation.   
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icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Mar 17- Sun Mar 19 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


March is Women's History Month,  "We know that when women succeed, America succeeds. As we honor the many patriots who have shaped not only the destinies of other women, but also the direction of our history, let us resolve to build on their efforts in our own time."   


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Feb 24 - Sun Feb 26, 2017 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


February is African American/Black History Month,   a time during which the African Americans are honored. ...    Read More


image of Department of Army Seal The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Diversity and Leadership announces AR 690-12 update.
The updated regulation has an effective date of 22 Dec 2016 and is now titled "Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity". The major revisions and changes reflect new Federal directives, specific procedures for requesting reasonable accommodation, mandatory EEO training and EEO program alignment. AR 690-12 also reflects the Army's guidance and policy regarding Diversity. Encourage all personnel to review and pose questions to your Command EEO Director. The below two links are provided for direct access to the regulation and to the US EEO Commission, the authority and enforcement agency for EEO Programs.

http://www.apd.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/ DR_a/pdf/web/AR690-12_Web_Final.pdf

https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/ directives/md715.cfm


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Jan 20 - Sun Jan 22, 2017 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


Donate Blood - United States Military Blood Program January is National Blood Donor Month!  You've got what it takes to save three lives with a single donation. By giving a little of yourself, your donation gives sick or injured troops and their families a second chance at life. Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons - from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries, military members and their families depend on blood donors every day. ...    Find Where to Donate.


Defense Civilian Personnel Data System Logo DCPDS DOWNTIME: Est Jan 5-8, 2017
Due to the enormous system resources required to process the GS pay adjustments, DCPDS will be unavailable from 1800 CST on Thursday, 05 January 2017 through Sunday, 08 January 2017. To optimize pay adjustment processing, DCPDS, My Biz and My Workplace operate under restricted access. Full access will be restored by start of business Monday, 09 January. Users will be kept informed if there are any changes. If an emergency arises, contact your Servicing Personnel Advisory Center.


image of Jan 2017 Calendar with the text BOXI As of 1 January 2017, no new Business Objects (BOXI) accounts will be built as we prepare for transition to a new version of the software. CIV HR Data consumers are strongly encouraged to contact current BOXI users elsewhere within their organizations for support during this time of transition.


Defense Civilian Personnel Data System Logo Army CRB Shutdown! CHRA will be shutting down the Civilian Record Brief as of 1 January 2017. Employees should be using the DoD Career Brief located at
https://compo.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/




Welcome to 2017!   


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Dec 16 - Sun Dec 18, 2016 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


icon for Certificate Problems milSuite and other DoD systems have been experiencing some intermittent issues that have resulted in a large number of users receiving error messages upon attempting to access the system. DISA is aware of these issues and they are investigating to determine a solution. The issue stems from a recent patch pushed to users machines. Users experiencing issues can try running the FBCA cross cert removal tool linked below:
Crosscert Remover Tool | Remover Tool UserGuide   If you are unable to run the tool please contact your local IMO or IT support staff.


"New Beginnings"   is a collaborative labor-management effort to improve Human Resource practices and policies in the Department of Defense (DoD). A major New Beginnings effort is the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide DoD Performance Management ...    Read More


icon for Server Images PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Nov 18 - Sun Nov 20, 2016 - Monthly Maintenance Weekend Production systems will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All CPOL and Portal applications will be unavailable during this period.    Read more.


image of the ACTEDS Catalog ACTEDS Training Catalog Just a reminder - the ACTEDS Training Catalog is now being updated for FY17! Many updates have been posted and more are coming daily.

Check out the Catalog today!




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