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icon for Server Images ALERT -- DCPDS Downtime Due to the enormous system resources required to process the GS pay adjustments, DCPDS will be unavailable from 0600 CST on Friday, 08 January 2016 through Sunday, 10 January 2016. 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, 11 January. Users will be kept informed if there are any changes. If an emergency arises, contact your Servicing Personnel Advisory Center.


icon for CPOL Employee Portal *** ADVISORY***
We are currently experiencing intermittent network issues affecting multiple applications related to CPOL Portal. Users may receive network or access errors when attempting to use the following applications: CPOL Portal;     ACL;    SF50;    Readiness Tools;    CivPro;    RPA Tracker;    OPF Tracker
Our system administrators are aware of the issue and working to resolve them as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Systems Operation Center at your earliest convenience.
Regards, Systems Operation Center (SOC)


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.


Link to the CHR Awards Memo The William H. Kushnick Award, the John W. Macy, Jr., Award, and the Nick Hoge Award Calendar Year 2015 Nomination Deadline. We hereby announce the call for nominations for these Awards. Both civilian and military workforces are highly encouraged to begin preparing their nomination packages, to be submitted no later than COB Friday,29 Jan 2016!
Find out More about the Awards


Welcome to 2016!   


icon for Server ImagesABCC Call Center Closed Due to inclement weather, on Monday 28 Dec 2015, the call center at Army Benefits Center will be closed. The Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS) is operational. Updates will be posted as the situation develops    Read more.


icon for Server Images Application Downtime: Fri Dec 18 - Sun Dec 20 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.


Link to EAP news Story December: When employees experience on-going or overwhelming problems related to stress, family, emotional, alcohol or drug use, financial or other concerns, the EAP can help. Talking things over with a professional counselor can often provide a step in the right direction to resolve the issues ...    Read more


image of a long row of computer servers Application Downtime: Fri Nov 20 - Sun Nov 22 Scheduled Maintenance Applications will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. -- If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding this schedule, please contact the Systems Operation Center directly at your earliest convenience.


Link to ABC-C The 2015 Federal Benefits Open Season will be from 9 Nov to 14 Dec 2015. During this Open Season, you will be able to enroll in a new plan, change your current plan, or cancel your plan for the following benefits:
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
   Visit the ABC-C website for more specifics


Link to Army Office of Energy Initiatives November is National American Indian Heritage Month, a time of reflection, as members of our community honor the immeasurable contributions of American Indians for building our Nation and supporting the Military Services. More than 20 American Indians are Medal of Honor recipients. It is also important we sincerely acknowledge the great legacy of resilience taught to us by the American Indians' painful history. ...   


image of the ACTEDS Catalog ACTEDS Training Catalog Just a reminder - the 2016 ACTEDS Training Catalog is now online! Many updates have been posted and more are coming daily.

Check out the Catalog today!


image of a long row of computer servers Application Downtime: Fri Oct 23 - Sun Oct 25 Scheduled Maintenance Applications will go down starting Friday at 9:00 pm and will become available again on Sunday at 5:00 pm. -- CivPro Reports, Service Desk and WASS/Civfors will be UNAVAILABLE from Friday, 23 October 2015 9:00 p.m. to Sunday, 25 October 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST. -- If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding this schedule, please contact the Systems Operation Center directly at your earliest convenience.


icon for CPOL Employee Portal PORTAL DOWNTIME: Fri Oct 16 - Sun Oct 18 - 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.


Link to WhiteHouse National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th to October 15th to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with Hispanic heritage. As of 2 July 2013, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. - 54.1 million, constituting 17.1 percent of the Nation's total population.
Read the Presidential Proclamation




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