SORT: 1400.34
DOCI: DODD 1400.34
DATE: 19881215
TITL: DODD 1400.34 DoD Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System
(CIPMS), December 15, 1988, ASD(FM&P), thru change 2, November 16, 1994

Refs: (a) Title 10, United States Code, Chapter 81, Section 1590
(b) DoD Directive 5010.10, "Intelligence Career Development Program,"
August 9, 1972


This Directive:

1. Implements reference (a).

2. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides guidance for
the DoD Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS).

3. Authorizes the publication of DoD 1400.34-M, "DoD Civilian Intelligence
Personnel Management System (CIPMS) Procedures."


This Directive applies to all civilian employees within those commands and
activities that have a primary intelligence mission and to those who
perform related work in nonintelligence commands and activities of the
Military Departments.  Law enforcement officials are not included.


1. Activity.  Separate organizational components at various levels of
command within a Military Department.

2. Executive Secretary.  Designated by the Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Force Management and Personnel) (ASD(FM&P)) to assist in the
administration of the CIPMS.

3. Functional Chief.  The Senior Military Intelligence Officer (SIO) of
each Military Department.


It is DoD policy that:

1. The CIPMS shall operate as the single personnel management system for
personnel described in section B. The CIPMS goal is to improve the
acquisition, professional development, and long-term retention of a
quality civilian work force within the military intelligence community,
and to have functional management directly involved in all aspects of
program development, administration, and evaluation.  Conversion of
employees to the CIPMS shall begin immediately, but may be accomplished
through occupational phasing.

2. The CIPMS shall include:

a.  Use of the CIPMS primary grading standards, occupational guides,
career paths and ladders, grade bands or career levels, and special
consideration of the impact of the person on the job in the grading of

b.  Classification appeal decision authority within each Military

c.  Direct appointing authority as delegated by the Secretary of Defense.

d.  A single DoD system for pay and allowances that provides for special
CIPMS salary rates and overseas entitlements.

e.  A general framework for DoD-wide CIPMS program evaluation.


1. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel)
(ASD(FM&P)) shall:

a.  In coordination with the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command,
Control, Communications and Intelligence) (ASD(C3I)), interpret
legislation relating to the CIPMS.

b.  Develop, approve, and publish DoD-level CIPMS policy and procedures.

c.  Establish and manage a CIPMS Advisory Group and appoint an Executive

2. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications
and Intelligence) (ASD(C3I)) shall:

a.  Determine and provide to the ASD(FM&P) intelligence mission goals and
objectives for use in developing the CIPMS policy and procedures, and
ensure program evaluation in accordance with DoD Directive 5010.10
(reference (b)).

b.  Coordinate on all proposed and revised CIPMS regulations, policy,
procedures, and standards.

c.  Provide a representative to the CIPMS Advisory Group.

d.  Recommend to the ASD(FM&P) exceptions to the employee coverage of the

3. The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall:

a.  Implement and administer the CIPMS and develop supplemental
regulations to satisfy specialized departmental needs.

b.  Use their discretion to include in the CIPMS those employees in direct
support of intelligence functions located in nonintelligence commands,
activities, and organizations.

c.  Begin conversion of covered employees to the CIPMS upon the effective
date of this Directive.  If a phased implementation approach is used, the
plan shall be described in the implementing documents.

d.  Terminate the employment of any CIPMS employee when such action is
considered to be in the interest of the United States and when procedures
prescribed in other statutes cannot be invoked in a manner consistent with
the national security.

e.  Comply with the Intelligence Career Development Program (ICDP) (DoD
Directive 5010.10, reference (b)).

4. The Functional Chiefs of the Military Departments shall:

a.  Coordinate on implementing regulations, policy, procedures, and
standards for the CIPMS.

b.  Participate in program evaluation in accordance with responsibilities
prescribed in reference (b).


This Directive is effective immediately.

William H. Taft, IV Deputy Secretary of Defense