ARMY AR 570-4
|Publication Date:||8 February 2006|
This regulation applies to activities organized under tables of distribution and allowances, modification tables of organization and equipment, and related augmentation and mobilization documents for the Active Army (including Army elements of Joint and Defense activities), the Army National Guard, the United States Army Reserve, to civil functions where specifically stated, and to activities designated as Army Management Headquarters Activities unless otherwise stated.
a. This regulation implements Department of Defense Directive (DODD) 1100.4, Guidance for Manpower Programs. It establishes civilian and military manpower management guidance for activities organized under tables of distribution and allowances (TDAs), modification tables of organization and equipment (MTOEs), and related augmentation and mobilization manning documents. Because this regulation prescribes the responsibilities of manpower managers and the procedures and processes by which they determine, acquire, program, and use manpower resources through resource management, personnel management, and force management, it takes precedence over other Army regulations on manpower management matters.
b. Manpower policies and guidance addressed in this regulation include the following:
(1) Manpower requirements determination.
(2) TDA standardization.
(3) Manpower management responsibilities at all levels of command.
(4) Incorporation of managing authorized grades and skills of military.
(5) Manpower interface with the budget cycle.
(6) Manpower and personnel reports to assist in manpower analysis efforts.
(7) Mobilization manpower planning.
(8) Army availability factors for TDA organizations and MTOE units.
(9) Managing civilian employment by full-time equivalent (FTE) methodology.
(10) Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC).
(11) Army Management Headquarters Activities (AMHA).
(12) Commissioned officer aviation position criteria.
(13) Manpower utilization and requirements reporting.
(14) Army management initiatives including Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) and Total Army Quality (TAQ) management.
(15) Army manpower management in commercial activities, competitive sourcing, and privatization initiatives.
(16) Manpower mix determination and documentation.
c. This regulation should be used by manpower and force management personnel at all levels as the primary reference document for their daily operations. All managers should use this regulation as a reference when exercising their personnel or resource management responsibilities. Force structure managers must take into account guidance in this regulation on such issues as conversions, position identification, and special duty when developing force structure changes.
d. This regulation incorporates objectives of the National Performance Review (NPR) as those objectives relate to manpower management.