McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center



MISSION

Recruit, develop, and sustain a professional civilian workforce through effective, efficient and responsive Human Resource products and advisory services.

VISION

Supporting America's Army by providing and sustaining World Class Civilian Employees, earning the recognition as Best in Class.

CHRA GOALS:


  • • Be a learning and adapting Agency
  • • Train and Sustain a Professional Corps (NAF/AF)
  • • Production
  • • BRAC / In-Sourcing
  • • Business Enablers & Efficiencies (IT, Budget, Processes)
  • • Communications and Customer Service

Employment Opportunities...


IN-PROCESSING

If you are transferring from another Federal agency or are changing payroll offices and you have made TSP contributions and/or received a TSP loan, please complete a TSP-19.

Employment Benefits:

For more information regarding health insurance, life insurance, retirement and TSP, please visit the Army Benefits Center - Civilian (ABC-C) at https://www.abc.army.mil. If you are enrolled in the Dental or Vision Program and your payroll office is changing you will need to contact BENEFEDS directly at 1-877-888-3337 or their web site, www.benefeds.com.

If you are a military retiree, please complete an SF 813 in order to credit such service for leave accrual and reduction-in-force purposes.

If you are an employee transferring from another agency, please check your first Leave and Earning Statement (LES) to ensure that your benefits (TSP, health and life insurance) are being deducted correctly. If they are not, contact your CPAC specialist immediately.

Last Leave & Earnings Statement:

Employees transferring from other agencies should submit a copy of their last Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) to their Customer Service Representative (CSR) or Timekeeper within their new organization so that the timekeeper can transfer any leave balance into the payroll system.

Leave Accrual:

If you are a new hire and work full-time, your leave accrual will be as follows: Four hours of annual leave per pay period will accrue for employees with less than three years of previous service; six hours of annual leave per pay period will accrue for employees with three to fifteen years previous service; and eight hours of annual leave per pay period will be accrued for employees with fifteen years or more of federal service. Four hours of sick leave is accrued per pay period for full-time employees, regardless of total years of service. For more information regarding annual leave, go to: http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/5011a.html. For more information regarding sick leave, go to:http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/5018.html.

Pay Periods:

The pay period begins on Sunday and ends thirteen days later on a Saturday, for a total of fourteen days each pay period. Employees are paid on the second Thursday of the pay period. The Department of the Army requires all employees to have Direct Deposit. Due to necessary processing time, you will receive your first paycheck during the second pay period.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day:

September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Specifically, Congressional Appropriations Bill H.R. 4818, P.L. 108-447, requires Federal agencies to provide new employees with educational and training materials on the U.S. Constitution as part of the new employee orientation materials. For DoD Constitution Day Website and Training Materials, go to: http://constitutionday.cpms.osd.mil.

Common Access Card (CAC):

To receive your CAC, you must first be entered into the DEERS system. Allow a minimum of one week for processing time before attempting to get your CAC card. The ID Card Section is located in the Pass and ID Office in Building 31 at the main gate. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The facility operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary. To check your status in DEERS, call (918) 420-6375 in advance. Wait times for your CAC may vary from 30 minutes to two hours or more.

Veteran Employment:




The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers entitlement to veterans' preference in employment under title 5, United States Code, and oversees other statutory employment requirements in titles 5 and 38. (Title 38 also governs Veterans' entitlement to benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).)

Both title 5 and title 38 use many of the same terms, but in different ways. For example, service during a "war" is used to determine entitlement to Veterans' preference and service credit under title 5. OPM has always interpreted this to mean a war declared by Congress. But title 38 defines "period of war" to include many non-declared wars, including Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Such conflicts entitle a veteran to VA benefits under title 38, but not necessarily to preference or service credit under title 5. Thus it is critically important to use the correct definitions in determining eligibility for specific rights and benefits in employment.

Why is preference given? Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service. Veterans' preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restores veterans to a favorable competitive position for Government employment, and acknowledges the larger obligation owed to disabled veterans.

Veterans' preference in its present form comes from the Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, as amended, and is now codified in various provisions of title 5, United States Code. By law, veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and also in retention during reductions in force. In addition to receiving preference in competitive appointments, veterans may be considered for special noncompetitive appointments for which only they are eligible.

OFFICE CONTACT

Phone:
Comm: 918-420-7380 / 6391
DSN: 956-7380 / 6391