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USACE Planning Associates Program FY16 Announced – Nominations Due 6 August 2015

Published July 30, 2015
Members of the FY15 PA program during an experiential training session

Members of the FY15 PA program during an experiential training session

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.  USACE Director of Civil Works Steven Stockton just unveiled the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Planning Associates (PA) Program.  With Planning Modernization a pillar of the Civil Works (CW) Transformation and the focus on planning in the recently passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, enhancing planning capability is critical for the USACE to continue to meet the Nation’s water resources challenges of the present and future.  The primary goal of the PA Program is to broaden the competencies of high potential journeyman planners who will lead complex planning studies and provide water resources technical and professional leadership in the future.  As such, the PA Program and its graduates have been at the forefront of USACE’s Planning Modernization.

The PA Program provides quality, intensive training in the CW Planning and leadership development.  The curriculum is a rigorous comprehensive program that covers team building and team leadership training, including experiential training is USACE CW business programs.  The typical PA class is a demographically diverse, multi-disciplinary team of high potential GS-11 to GS-13 district employees with 5-15 years of current CW planning experience.

The attached letter and exhibits provide complete details on the class content, commitments, eligibility, nomination process, and more.  MSC Commanders, Labs and FOAs should transmit an ADOBE pdf file version of their endorsed application packages by electronic mail to the PA Program Manager and principal POC, Ms. Joy Muncy, CEIWR-GW,, 703-428-6009.  DEADLINE 6 August 2015.  Selections will be announced around 10 September 2015. 

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Planning Associates FY2016 Announcement Memo (.pdf)

Exhibits to 2016 PA Memo (.pdf)

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