Ar 600 8 2 Suspension of Favorable Personel Action

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Army Regulation 600–8–2

Personnel—General

Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flags)

Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 23 December 2004

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SUMMARY of CHANGE
AR 600–8–2 Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flags) This rapid action revision, dated 23 December 2004-o Changes MILPERCEN to AHRC-Alexandria throughout the regulation except for figures 2-1 through 2-3 where MILPERCEN is changed to DCS, G-1. Identifies proponent and exception authority. Deletes wartime standards of service (para 1-9). Re-titles paragraph 1-10 as Standards of Service. Clarifies that initiation of suspension of favorable personnel action is mandatory when an investigation (formal or informal) is initiated on a soldier by military or civilian authorities (para 1-11). Clarifies requirement for non-transferable Flags (para 1-12). States that suspension of favorable personnel actions directed at soldiers who are on a centralized promotion list may be closed out only by HQDA (paras 1-12a(2), 1-12a(3), 1-12a(6), and 1-12c). Flags soldiers who are command referred to the Army Substance Abuse Program (para 1-13e). Clarifies actions requiring transferable flags (para 1-13). Directs the entering of additional information of DA Form 268 for soldiers on a HQDA promotion list (table 2-4, step 12). Revises provisions regarding retaining beyond expiration term of service, expiration of service agreement, or mandatory release date (chap 2, sec V). Modifies tables 3-1 and 3-2 (paras 3-9a and 3-9b).

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This regulation, dated 30 October 1987-o Is one of a series of regulations being developed as part of the new military personnel publications architecture prescribed in AR 600-8, Military Personnel Operations. Is a completly redesigned presentation of the flagging system. Incorporates all information previously printed in AR 600-31, Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions. Employs elements of the new Army writing style. Revises DA Form 268 and reduces copy requirements of this form from five to three.

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Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 23 December 2004

*Army Regulation 600–8–2
Effective 23 January 2005 Personnel—General

Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flags)
The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. Proponents may delegate this approval authority in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalency. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity’s senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25–30 for specific guidance. Army management control process. This regulation is subject to the requirements of AR 11–2. It contains internal control provisions but does not contain checklists for conducting internal control reviews. These checklists are being developed and will be published at a later date. Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DAPC–MSP–F), Alexandria, VA 22332–0400. Suggested improvements. The proponent of this regulation is the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA (DAPC–MSP–F), Alexandria, VA 22332–0400. Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels B, C, D, and E for the Active Army and command level...
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