Appendix A to Part 44 - Guidance
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Appendix A to Part 44 - Guidance Deputy Secretary of Defense
The Deputy Secretary of Defense shall adjudicate, before
mobilization, conflicts between the mobilization manpower needs of
the civilian sector and the military that the Ready Reserve
screening process has identified, but has not resolved.
Employers of Ready Reservists (a) Federal Employers
(1) To ensure that Federal employees essential to the continuity
of the Federal Government are not retained as members of the Ready
Reserve, the following guidance is provided:
(i) Conduct annual screening program as provided for by the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.
(ii) Responses from Federal Agencies shall be reported under
Interagency Report Control Number 0912-DoD-AN, “Ready Reservists in
the Federal Government,” in accordance with DoD 8910.1-M. 4
4 See footnote 1 to § 44.4(e).
(iii) Federal Agency heads, or their designees, concerned shall
designate those positions that are of essential nature to, and
within, the organization as “key positions,” and shall require that
they shall NOT be filled by Ready Reservists to preclude such
positions from being vacated during a mobilization. Upon request
from Federal Agencies, Secretaries of the Military Departments
shall verify the essential nature of the positions being designated
as “key,” and shall transfer Ready Reservists occupying key
positions to the Standby Reserve or the Retired Reserve or shall
discharge them, as applicable, under 10 U.S.C. 10149, except as
specified in § 44.4 (b).
(iv) In determining whether or not a position should be
designated as a “key position,” the following questions should be
considered by the Federal Agency concerned:
(A) Can the position be filled in a reasonable time after
(B) Does the position require technical or managerial skills
that are possessed uniquely by the incumbent employee?
(C) Is the position associated directly with defense
(D) Does the position include a mobilization or relocation
assignment in an Agency having emergency functions, as designated
by Executive Order 12656?
(E) Is the position directly associated with industrial or
manpower mobilization, as designated in Executive Orders 12656 and
(F) Are there other factors related to the national defense,
health, or safety that will make the incumbent of the position
unavailable for mobilization?
(b) Non-Federal Employers of Ready Reservists.
Non-Federal employers of Ready Reservists, particularly in the
fields of public health and safety and defense support industries,
are encouraged to adopt personnel management procedures designed to
preclude conflicts between the emergency manpower needs of civilian
activities and the military during a mobilization. Employers also
are encouraged to use the Federal key position guidelines contained
in this appendix for making their own key position designations
and, when applicable, for recommending key employees for removal
from the Ready Reserve.
(c) All employers who determine that a Ready Reservist is a key
employee, in accordance with the guidelines in this appendix,
should promptly report that determination, using the letter format
at the end of this appendix, to the applicable Reserve personnel
center, requesting the employee be removed from the Ready
Individual Ready Reservists
(a) Each Ready Reservist who is not a member of the Selected
Reserve is obligated to notify the Secretary concerned of any
change of address, marital status, number of dependents, or
civilian employment and any other change that would prevent a
member from meeting mobilization standards prescribed by the
Military Service concerned (10 U.S.C. 10205).
(b) All Ready Reservists shall inform their employers of their
Reserve military obligation.
List of Reserve Personnel Centers to Which Reserve Screening
Determination and Removal Requests Shall be Forwarded Army Reserve
Army Reserve Personnel Command 1 Reserve Way ATTN: ARPC-PSP-T St.
Louis, MO 63132 Naval Reserve Commander Navy Personnel Command
(Pers 91) 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-9100 Marine
Corps Reserve Commanding General Marine Corps Reserve Support
Command ATTN: IRR Division 15303 Andrews Road Kansas City, MO
64147-1207 Air Force Reserve Commander Air Reserve Personnel
Center/DPAF 6760 E. Irvington Pl. #2600 Denver, CO 80280-2600 Army
and Air National Guard
Submit requests to the adjutant general of the applicable State,
commonwealth, or territory (including the District of
Coast Guard Reserve Commander (CGPC-RPM) U.S. Coast Guard Personnel
Command 2100 Second St. S.W. Washington, DC 20593 Letter Format To
Reserve Personnel Centers Requesting That Employee Be Removed From
the Ready Reserve From: (Employer-Agency or Company) To:
(Appropriate Reserve Personnel Center) Subject: Request for
Employee To Be Removed From the Ready Reserve
This is to certify that the employee identified below is vital
to the nation's defense efforts in (his or her) civilian job and
cannot be mobilized with the Military Services in an emergency for
the following reasons: [STATE REASONS]
Therefore, I request that (he/she) be removed from the Ready
Reserve and that you advise me accordingly when this action has
The employee is:
1. Name of employee (last, first, M.I.): 2. Military grade and
Reserve component: 3. Social security number: 4. Current home
address (street, city, State, and ZIP code): 5. Military unit to
which assigned (location and unit number): 6. Title of employee's
civilian position: 7. Grade or salary level of civilian position:
8. Date (YYMMDD) hired or assigned to position: Signature and Title
of Agency or Company Official.