NUCLEAR WEAPONS PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM (PRP) REGULATION
|Publication Date:||8 January 2001|
The purpose of the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) is to ensure that each person who performs duties involving nuclear weapons meets the highest possible standards of reliability. That shall be accomplished through the initial and continual evaluation of individuals assigned to PRP duties. The management of the PRP is a function of command. However, each person assigned to PRP duties has an obligation to report any behavior or circumstance about themselves or others in the PRP that may or could be expected to result in degradation in job performance or personal reliability or an unsafe or insecure condition involving nuclear weapons and/or NC2 material. The PRP supporting agencies and supervisors of individuals performing PRP duties shall assist the reviewing and certifying officials in their initial and continuing evaluation duties by ensuring that all potentially disqualifying information (PDI) is made available for their consideration. This Regulation provides policies and procedures for the implementation of the DOD Directive 5210.42 and Section 1408 of title 8, United States Code (references (a) and (b)).
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, including the Coast Guard when it is operating as a Military Service in the Navy, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DOD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as "the DOD Components").
DOD military (active duty and members of Selected Reserve), civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and contractor employees assigned to PRP positions or in training leading to assignment to PRP positions.