About Us

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service support the military departments and defense agencies through the development and delivery of civilian personnel policies, human resources solutions and advisory services to strengthen mission readiness.

Civilian Personnel Policy delivers the following valuable services:

  • Workforce forecasting, planning and shaping
  • Recruitment, employment and retention
  • Education, training and leadership development
  • Performance management, recognition and awards
  • Classification, compensation and benefits
  • Labor and employee relations
  • Work-life balance, telework and wellness policies
  • Executive resources management
  • Overseas and foreign national employment
  • Equal Employment Opportunity investigations and mediations
  • Legislative and regulatory proposals
  • Wage surveys for the federal wage system and other specialty occupations
  • Civilian deployment