Resource Services-Washington (RSW) provides resource management and force
management support for over two hundred activities within the Headquarters,
Department of the Army (HQDA) that perform a variety of readiness and
operations support functions Army-wide. RSW manages the Planning,
Programming, Budgeting and Execution process for Army headquarters
organizations and activities. Also, the Director, RSW is the Co-Executive
for the Army Organize Program Evaluation Group (OO PEG), the authority that
determines valid to critical requirements in support of the Army's Strategic
Initiatives and priorities.
Manpower and Force Management
The Manpower and Force Management Division controls manpower allocations for HQDA organizational elements and activities resourced through Operating Agency 22 (OA22). When required, changes to manpower resources are adjusted to conform to objectives, priorities and decisions of Army and Department of Defense (DoD) leadership. In addition, the organization analyzes and evaluates the OA22 manpower program to ensure conformance to policies, standards and mission priorities. Programs managed include: Level II POC for Army Suggestion Program, Custodian for HQDA Welfare Fund, proposal authority for HQDA Office Symbols, and Unit Identification Code (UIC) Information Officer for the Status of Resources and Training System.
National Capital Region Space Management
Real Estate and Facilities-Army (REF-A) is responsible for office space throughout the National Capital Region for the Army. REF-A is currently integrating the Pentagon Renovation, with local area leased space, and Base Realignment and Closure actions to provide an office space solution for the HQDA. Furthermore, REF-A is conducting an Army Pentagon Office Space Allocation Study to determine which offices will remain in the Pentagon and which offices will reside outside the Pentagon.
Human Resources Management
The Human Resources Management Directorate (HRMD) implements and administers human resource policy for both military and civilian personnel in the Headquarters, Department of Army. For military (includes Joint, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and Army-assigned personnel), HRMD provides personnel information (selection boards, personnel asset inventory), awards processing, and personnel management at both the headquarters and unit levels. Functions include requisitions/assignments/personnel assignment policy; managing Common Access Cards/Defense Eligibility Enrollment, Military and Family Member IDs, and Retiree IDs (military and civilian); casualty operations, and liaison with the Fort Myer Military Personnel Directorate.
For civilians, HRMD administers and implements human resource programs and policies for the Appropriated Fund (General Schedule, Federal Wage System, and National Security Personnel System (NSPS)) and Non-Appropriated Fund personnel. In addition, HRMD administers performance management for the Senior Executive Services employees. Regionally, HRMD serves as the Priority Placement Program Army coordinator.
Civilian Drug Testing Program
The Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army prescribes drug testing policies and procedures for Headquarters, Department of the Army civilians and its field operating agencies. The Army civilian drug abuse testing program mandates the random testing of Department of the Army civilian employees in testing designated positions (TDPs).
Reference: Department of the Army Memorandum 600-3, Headquarters, Department of the Army Drug Testing, located at http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/m600_3.pdf
Equal Employment Opportunity
The role of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office is to ensure compliance of equal employment opportunity and affirmative employment policies, practices, and procedures for civilians. The EEO office promotes human relations awareness through Special Emphasis Programs, training, and staff assistance visits. Further, the EEO office manages the Employee Disability Awareness/Accommodation Program. EEO is responsible for establishing and maintaining a model equal employment opportunity program for Department of Army civilians in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The office provides total EEO Program support for HQDA and serviced activities which perform a variety of policy, readiness and operations support functions.
Coin Policy and Army Incentive Awards Program
Coins are often used as a tool by HQDA leaders to provide tangible, honorary recognition to HQDA and other DoD personnel for acts of exceptional service, achievement, special recognition of a job well done, or for unique contributions towards the accomplishment of the Army’s mission. The Secretary of the Army has the overall responsibility for the Army Incentive Awards Program.
The OAA oversees all Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) conference requests. It forecasts annual expenses to ensure fiduciary responsibility as noted in the Department of the Army Memorandum 1-17, Headquarters, Department of the Army Conferences, Symposia, Seminars, and Meetings, located at
Local Boards and Committee Member
In the role of "HQDA Commander," the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (AASA) represents the Secretary of the Army on local boards and committees. The AASA serves with counterparts in other Services, Joint Staff and OSD including the Pentagon Governance Council, Pentagon Building Council, and the DOD Concessions Committee.
Voting Assistance Program
The OAA provides voting assistance to Soldiers and civilians attached to or serving the Army outside the continental United States, and their accompanying family members.
Army Emergency Relief Campaign
The OAA conducts the Headquarters, Department of the Army’s annual AER Fundraising Campaign (March 1 through May 31). AER is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. The sole mission of AER is to help Soldiers and their families. Campaign contributions assure AER's continued ability to meet the needs of our Soldiers and their families facing financial emergencies. To find out more about the Army’s Emergency Relief efforts, visit http://www.aerhg.org
Reference: Army Regulation 930-4, Army Emergency Relief, located at http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r930_4.pdf.
DoD Executive Agents (EA)
As defined in DoD Directive 5101.1, the DoD Executive Agent (EA) is the head of a DoD Component to whom the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense has assigned specific responsibilities, functions, and authorities to provide defined levels of support for operational missions, or administrative or other designated activities that involve two or more of the DoD Components.
The nature and scope of the DoD Executive Agent's responsibilities, functions, and authorities are prescribed at the time of assignment and remain in effect until the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense revokes or supersedes them.
In addition to its Executive Agent responsibilities, the Army has many other authorities than Executive Agents that are assigned by a DoD Directive, United States Code, or another authority source.
To access a list of authorities for which the Army is an Executive Agent, go to Executive Agent.
To access a list of Army authorities other than Executive Agents, go to Army Authorities.