It can be called human resource management, human resource development or talent management.
The Army is making progress on its efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the ranks, a senior Army leader said recently.
In written testimony for the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel, Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, deputy Army chief of staff for personnel, said the Army is focused on its strategy of placing people first, with a “mission and vision to acquire, develop, employ and retain the diversity of soldier and civilian talent needed to achieve Total Army readiness.”
As the pool of eligible recruits continues to shrink, the Army is working to improve its recruiting strategy by focusing on untapped segments of the population and enhancing its marketing efforts, the service’s top personnel chief said.
The Army continues to refine and build its talent management system so it can recruit and retain the best, the service’s top personnel officer said.
Testifying before the House Armed Services personnel subcommittee, Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, stressed that the Army will continue to prioritize its people.
Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, the Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, said having a people-friendly force that gives soldiers occasional time off isn’t a bad thing.
Speaking Dec. 7 at an Association of the U.S. Army Hot Topic focused on medical care, the Army G-1 said recruiting and retaining a volunteer Army and making certain the force is ready for combat requires keep soldiers’ lives in mind.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth says efforts are underway to tackle issues that might cause a service member to consider suicide, citing behavioral health and financial issues and relationship problems as possible causes.
Fully vaccinated service members and civilian employees no longer need to mask up on military installations, but all personnel are still encouraged to maintain social distancing and other hygiene measures, according to the latest guidance from the Pentagon.
Local commanders and supervisors can establish stricter guidelines for wearing masks and may require them as necessary to ensure a safe workplace, respect host nation or local guidelines or ensure mission accomplishment, according to a June memo.
Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, military families and retirees now have more time to renew their military identification cards, the Pentagon announced.
The extensions, announced June 7, affect those with Uniformed Services Identification Cards that expire between Jan. 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021. The goal is to allow DoD personnel and beneficiaries to maintain access to health care and other benefits while ID card sites continue to deal with COVID-19 restrictions.
The new deadlines are:
The Integrated Personnel and Pay System–Army is the Army’s 21st century human resources, pay, personnel and talent management system.
The historic signing of the Army People Strategy in October 2019 established a new approach to managing soldiers and families and in so