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AcqDemo History - The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996, as amended by section 845 of the NDAA for FY 1998, allowed the Department of Defense (DoD), with approval of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to conduct a personnel demonstration project with its civilian acquisition workforce. The DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) was implemented on February 7, 1999, in accordance with the Federal Register notice (64 FR 1426), January 8, 1999. AcqDemo was an opportunity to re-engineer the civilian personnel system to meet the needs of the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce and to facilitate the fulfillment of the DoD acquisition mission. AcqDemo Initiatives - Simplified Accelerated Hiring, Contribution-Based Compensation Appraisal, Modified Appointment Authority, Simplified Classification System, Academic Degree and Certification Training, Expanded Candidate Selection Process, Flexible Probationary Period, Flexible Probationary Period, Broadbanding, Simplified, Modified RIF, Sabbaticals, Voluntary Emeritus Program What is AcqDemo - The DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) is a Congressionally-mandated project designed to show that the DoD Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) workforce can be improved by providing employees with a flexible, responsive personnel system that rewards employee contribution and provides line managers with greater authority over personnel actions. AcqDemo is designed to attract, motivate, and retain high-quality acquisition, technology, and logistics professionals. New to AcqDemo - The AcqDemo website is a rich resource for all sorts of information about the project. Follow the links to sections of the site that will provide you with some basic information about the project. Project Purpose - The purpose of the project is to demonstrate that the effectiveness of DoD acquisition can be enhanced by allowing greater managerial control over personnel processes and functions and, at the same time, expand the opportunities available to employees through a more responsive and flexible personnel system. This demonstration project will provide managers, at the lowest practical level, the authority, control, and flexibility they need to achieve quality acquisition processes and quality products. This project not only provides a system that retains, recognizes, and rewards employees for their contribution, but also supports their personal and professional growth.
    

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