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DOD - 16602 - Defense Advisory Board for Employer Partnership - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Advisory Board for Employer PartnershipAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2012Committee Number16602
Original Establishment Date6/30/2003Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2012Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/16/2009Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter10/16/2011Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ted
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fessell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of Defense DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 696-1171
Effective Date Of Authority*6/30/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-696-6517
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee has hosted no meetings for the past two FYs. In the past, the committee met twice a year. This provides committee members access to DoD personnel for briefings on contemporary issues affecting employers of reserve component personnel.
How is membership balanced?*Membership includes senior executives of large and small private companies, as well as state and local government employers from across America. All current appointments expired in July 2011 and membership renewal is on hold pending the SECDEF Efficiencies Review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Usually 2 meetings per year, though no meetings have occurred during the last two FYs. Meetings address contemporary issue involving Reserve Forces personnel and their civilian employers.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is recommended this board be discontinued due to the lack of meaningful outcomes and because the Department of Defense has Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) under OSD/RA to coordinate and work on employer relations.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor (i.e., the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness), and only after consultation with the Office of the Department of Defense General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksBecause the Board is scheduled to terminate and have not met for several FY's, the Board members were never renewed.

There were no Board meetings in FY 10 or FY 11 and none scheduled for FY 12.

Department of Defense (DoD) policy between fiscal year 2007 and 2011 required that subcommittee members be listed separately in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database, even if they were duly appointed members of the parent committee. This policy, in some instances, caused a duplication of entries.

Beginning in fiscal year 2012, DoD will only list in the subcommittee section of GSA’s Database those who are appointed to just a subcommittee. If an individual is appointed to the parent committee and to one of the committee’s authorized subcommittees then his or her subcommittee affiliation will be reflected in the parent committee membership section of GSA’s Database.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentPolicy changes and greater goodwill with employers of Reserve Force membersNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentSavings would come in the form of retention of manpower for reserve members.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*7Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendation #1- An Employer Database is needed by ESGR to improve their effectiveness to support their missiono Gain and maintain employer supporto Communicate and educate employers nationwideo Build relationships with employers on different levelsRecommendation #2- Expedite the completion of the data systemso Transfer data from Legacy to OracleRecommendation #3- ESGR must be able to accomplish their mission, to do this their budget must be increasedRecommendation #4- Current abstract relationship between employer and the Department of Defense must be turned into a meaningful relationshipRecommendation #5- Eagerness by individual services to support their own employer support is noble but misdirected (Strength in Partnership)Recommendation #61. Support concept for shared cost between employer and DoD (Strength in Partnership)Recommendation #7 1. Implement a single-point communication system to notify employer of Reserve Component policies and programs regarding mobilizationAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*44.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment#1 Database was created and implemented. #2 Transfer to Oracle completed. #3 Request for funding was approved in past years and continuation of funding needed for future years.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*56.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations #4, #5, #6 DoD Reserve Component Outreach Group, renamed Joint Service Outreach Group (J-SOG) was established by ESGR in 2006, ceased in Jul 07. Intended to consolidate the efforts of each Reserve Component Outreach Effort. Recommendation #7 was submitted for consideration in 1st Qrt FY09 and would need funding before it could be implimented.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact Action Officer listed on Federal Register notice.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs in concert with the National Chairman back brief the committee on the status of pending recommendation.Narrative Description*The Defense Advisory Board serves to assist the National Chairman: a) in providing counsel to the Secretary of Defense about issues concerning Reservists and their civilian employers; b) in providing assistance to The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NCESGR) activities. In concert with the National Chairman, the Board recommends policies and priorities for employer support actions and programs.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-007736Defense Advisory Board for Employer Partnership2011
 COM-009279Defense Advisory Board for Employer Partnership2010
 COM-009789Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2009
 COM-011187Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2008
 COM-011654Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2007
 COM-013049Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2006
 COM-013601Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2005
 COM-015023Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve2004