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The federal pay systems that are applicable to our Federal Civil Service/Technician job advertisements are the General Schedule (GS) and the Federal Wage System (FWS), where the Wage Grade (WG) pay schedules are located.


Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Open Season

Federal Benefits Fast Facts

Self Plus One

Benefits Administration Letter 2014 (.pdf)

Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS)/Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS)

Federal Technicians may choose to be covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. 

EBIS is an automated, secure, self-service Web application, controlled by te Army Benefits Center. https://www.abc.army.mil , that will allow you to make health insurance, life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections, military deposits, review general and personal benefits information, and calculate retirement estimates using a computer. IVRS is an automated self-service program you will access from a touch-tone telephone system: Toll Free: 877-276-9287

Reservist Differential Information (PowerPoint) (PDF)
sm_newChecklist for Reservist Differential (DOC) (PDF)
sm_newReservist Differential FAQs

Butterbaugh Claims

Documentation Required
As indicated on the claim form (see link below). 

Current employees who are eligible, will be credited for 1 day of restored annual leave for each non-workday occurring within a period of active duty.

Previous employees who have retired or separated and meet the criteria, will receive a lump-sum payment for any annual leave re-credited as a result of that claim. It will be paid at the rate of pay the employee was earning at the time of his or her retirement or separation.

DFAS Memo – 6 Oct 2006

Wisconsin National Guard current & former technician employees can forward claims to the address below. All others, please refer to the claim form (link above) for the the DFAS-Indianapolis address. 

Department of Military Affairs
PO Box 8111
Madison, WI 53708-8111

More information:  https://www.opm.gov/oca/compmemo/2004/2004-19.asp

Federal Employees Insurance Program


Federal regulations require an annual Open Season to be held each year from the Monday of the second full workweek in November through the Monday of the second full workweek in December. Open Season enrollment changes take effect the first day of your first full pay period in January of the following year.

New Employee Benefitshttps://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Federal Employees Health Benfits (FEHB) Program: FEHB allows you to choose from among Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health savings/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or Fee-for-Service (FFS) plans, and their Preferred Provider Organizations ( PPO), or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) if you live (or sometimes if you work) within the area serviced by the plan. https://www.opm.gov/insure/health/

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI): FEGLI provides group term life insurance consisting of Basic life insurance coverage and three options. If you are a new Federal employee, you are automatically covered by Basic life insurance and your payroll office deducts premiums from your paycheck unless you waive the coverage. https://www.opm.gov/insure/life/

Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS): Lower your taxable income! FSAFEDS offers three different flexible spending accounts (FSAs): a health care flexible spending account, a limited expense health care flexible spending account, and a dependent care flexible spending account. Open Season enrollments are effective January 1 of the following year. Current enrollees must enroll each year as the Enrollment does NOT carry forward year to year.  https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP): The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when enrollees need help with activities they perform every day, or you have a severe cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's disease.  https://www.ltcfeds.com/

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP): FEDVIP offers supplemental dental and vision benefits to Federal employees. Employees must be eligible for the FEHB Program in order to be eligible to enroll in Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program (FEDVIP). It does not matter if they are actually enrolled in FEHB - eligibility is the key. https://www.BENEFEDS.com

Your Federal Insurance Benefits - For Active Employees: gives an overview of the five insurance benefits available to Federal employees.

The video presentation is available at https://www.opm.gov/NewEmployeeInsurance

Your Federal Insurance Benefits - For Annuitants and Retiring Employees: gives an overview of the four insurance benefits available to Federal annuitants and talks about how to bring them into retirement.

The video presentation is available at https://www.opm.gov/RetireeInsurance

Performance Appraisal Application (PAA)

The Performance Appraisal Application (PAA) is an online self-service tool accessed via MyBiz+ (for employees) or MyTeam (for rating officials). The PAA is the web-based tool that supports the performance planning and appraisal processes. Employees, rating officials, and higher level reviewers use the PAA to create performance plans and monitor and rate performance.


Performance Appraisal Application (PAA)

How To Guides

Employee How To Guide Printscreens

Writing Effective Critical Elements 

Writing Effective Self Assessments

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

TSP is a retirement savings plan (similar to a 401K) for both Technicians, AGRs and M-Day/Tradition Soldiers & Airmen. Federal Civil Service/Technicians will use the "Civilian" column on the TSP page and all others will use the "Uniformed Services" column. 

You can have a TSP accounts for both, but they will be separate accounts.

Also keep in mind that Civilian accounts can have up to 5% matching agency contributions.

TSP Links:


S1 Officer

[ ARMY ] - [ 19-124 ] - [ S1 Officer ]

Opening Date:  7/9/2019
Closing Date:  7/23/2019
Postition Grade:  O3
Grades Authorized to Apply:  O2-O3
Duty Location:  HHC 132d BSB, Portage, WI
Areas of Consideration:  Any current member of the WIARNG or Regular Army/USAR/National Guard Soldier eligible for enlistment in the Wisconsin Army National Guard
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Responsible for all personnel issues including staffing, planning and estimates, unit status reporting, Soldier readiness processing, casualty reporting, replacement operations, suicide prevention program, adjutant duties, administrative support, personnel management, awards, promotions, decorations, transfers, line of duty reporting, UPL management, sexual assault prevention and response program, OERs, NCOERs, separations, retirements, and reassignments. Other primary duties of the Human Resources Specialist (S1) include overseeing the daily activities within the S1 section, and ensuring proper procedures are in place to encourage personnel development and retention. Position is responsible for ensuring all MSC Commander Critical Information Requirements and Serious Incident Reports are produced in a timely manner and communicated to higher.
Civil Engineering Officer

[ AIR ] - [ 19-114 ] - [ Civil Engineering Officer ]

Opening Date:  5/30/2019
Closing Date:  7/25/2019
Unit:  128 MSG, Milwaukee, WI
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Open to all eligible to enter WI ANG AGR Program * Must Possess Advertised AFSC No Trainees Accepted.
Minimum Grade Required:  2d Lt./O-1
Maximum Grade Authorized:  Maj/O-4
Maximum Grade Available:  Maj/O-4
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Supports combat operations and activities. Maintains trained and equipped forces capable of responding to worldwide contingencies and military operations other than war. Evaluates capabilities and develops contingency methodologies to accomplish mission objectives. Maintains emergency response force to cope with enemy attacks, major accidents, and natural disasters. Plans, develops, and executes procedures to mitigate the effects, render safe, and dispose of conventional, nuclear, chemical biological ordnance and improvised explosive devices. Provides on-scene advice to commander on control and integration of emergency response force. Develops, monitors, and briefs survivability actions and methods to recover capabilities after attack. Organizes, trains, and equips contingency forces for conventional and nuclear, biological, and chemical attack operations, and other emergency situations. Acts as weapons recovery cell director as a member of the response task force for nuclear accidents. Determines requirements, establishes plans, provides designs, and directs operations, maintenance, repair, alteration, addition, and construction of facilities and utility systems. Determines personnel and material resource requirements. Plans and establishes land use, and provides environmental stewardship. Directs CE forces in support of customers' requirements, and coordinates activities with subordinate and lateral units and functions. Determines proper use of facilities and effective employment of utility systems. Acts as technical representative and engineering consultant for operations and maintenance activities. Coordinates activities with local, state, federal, and host country agencies. Develops CE plans and policies. Evaluates impact of legislative action, executive orders, directives, and management decisions. Consults with manpower, organization, and personnel staffs to ensure appropriate use of CE personnel. Coordinates with staff agencies on fiscal and legal matters. Directs training, business practices, and professional development activities. Serves as CE advisor to commanders. Implements standardization and evaluation, and monitors compliance of programs and policies. Directs and conducts engineering research and feasibility studies and surveys.
CBRN NCO/ Survey Team Chief

[ 19-125 ] - [ CBRN NCO/ Survey Team Chief ]

Opening Date:  7/19/2019
Closing Date:  7/29/2019
Duty Station:  54th WMD-CST, Madison, WI
Position Grade:  E6
 Grades Authorized to Apply:  E5-E6
Salary:  Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Any current member of the WIARNG or Regular Army/USAR/National Guard Soldier eligible for enlistment in the Wisconsin Army National Guard
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Serves as the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team Survey Team Chief. Responsible for directing the Survey Team members during entry operations at a WMD incident site. Expected to be proficient in CBRNE medical response measures, safe patient extraction, crime scene/evidence preservation techniques, and decontamination procedures. Participates in detection of unknown CBRNE hazards using specialized detection equipment and conducts sampling per unit SOG. Follows the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Guide when responding to incidents, utilizing the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Utilize established checklists for reporting the detection and identification of hazards during sample collection actions in contaminated areas. Supports National Significant Security Event (NSSE) standby missions and other high profile domestic operation as a member of the full-time WMD-CST.
Aircraft ordnance Systems Mechanic WL

[ AIR ] - [ Aircraft ordnance Systems Mechanic WL ] - [ 19-122 ]

Opening Date:  7/15/2019
Closing Date:  7/29/2019
Unit:  115 AMXS, Madison, WI
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Open to AGR on board only
Minimum Grade Required:  TSgt/E6
Maximum Grade Authorized:  MSgt/E7
Maximum Grade Available:  MSgt/E7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Loads, unloads, and positions munitions on aircraft. Loads, positions, performs safing operations, and unloads munitions. Uses handling, loading, and checkout procedures and equipment. Tests suspension, launch, and release systems for retentive locking, and manual or electrical release. Analyzes malfunctions. Performs functional checks of launch and suspension systems. Prepares munitions and inspects post loading weapons. Operates handling and loading equipment, and mates munitions with aircraft release, launch, and suspension systems. Loads and services aircraft gun systems. Tests electrical and electronic circuitry for continuity, voltage, and proper operation. Tests for unwanted electrical signal or power before connecting electrically actuated explosives and propellants. Installs ground safety devices on munition and gun system components to prevent inadvertent detonation, launching, or firing. Inserts and removes impulse cartridges associated with fuel tanks and pylons. Adjusts and installs fuses, boosters, and delay elements in conventional munitions. Inspects, repairs, and maintains aircraft release, launch, suspension, and monitor systems; aircraft guns; and related equipment. Operates, inspects, and performs operator maintenance on related munitions handling, loading, and test equipment. Examines for visual defects and proper installation of systems components such as munitions ejector racks, loading and suspension devices, shackles, rocket pods, pylons, aircraft ammunition, boosters, and feed chutes. Boresights and performs after-firing inspection of aircraft guns. Examines aircraft guns for defects. Analyzes malfunctions of munitions launch, release, suspension, and monitor systems, and associated handling and loading equipment. Disassembles, repairs, or replaces mechanical, electrical, electronic, and pneudraulic mechanisms of launch and release systems, and aircraft gun systems. Removes, disassembles, and inspects parts and subassemblies for damage, rust, corrosion, or acceptable clearances and tolerances. Makes adjustments and applies lubricants and preservatives. Performs serviceability tests on aircraft guns, gun systems, and munitions associated suspension equipment. Performs armament systems maintenance functions. Modifies munitions launch, release, suspension, and monitor systems to improve efficiency. Determines probable effect of modifications on future maintenance and operational problems. Plans, organizes, and directs aircraft armament systems maintenance activities. Establishes and evaluates performance and training standards, maintenance controls, and procedures. Checks methods and techniques used to load and unload munitions on aircraft, to repair and maintain aircraft release and gun systems, and to maintain, repair, and modify associated equipment. Ensures compliance with policies, directives, and safety procedures. Analyzes productivity and work quality. Evaluates operational efficiency of aircraft guns and munitions systems, and recommends modification.
Air Traffic Control

[ AIR ] - [ 19-123 ] - [ Air Traffic Control ]

Opening Date:  7/17/2019
Closing Date:  7/31/2019
Unit:  CRTC, Volk Field, WI
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Restricted to members assigned to Volk CRTC *Must possess advertised AFSC. No Trainees Accepted.
Minimum Grade Required:  SSgt/E5
Maximum Grade Authorized:  MSgt/E7
Maximum Grade Available:  MSgt/E7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Controls and regulates en route and terminal air traffic. Initiates and issues ATC clearances, instructions, and advisories to ensure the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic operating under instrument and visual flight rules. Plans, organizes, directs, inspects, and evaluates ATC activities.
Intelligence Analyst

[ AIR ] - [ 19-124 ] - [ Intelligence Analyst ]

Opening Date:  7/17/2019
Closing Date:  7/31/2019
Unit:  CRTC, Volk Field, WI
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Open to all eligible to enter WI ANG AGR Program * Must Possess Advertised AFSC No Trainees Accepted. Secure Area Management Experience Desired Exercise Scenario Experience Desired
Minimum Grade Required:  TSgt/E-6
Maximum Grade Authorized:  MSgt/E-7
Maximum Grade Available:  MSgt/E-7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
This position is located in the Air Combat Training Systems (ACTS) section, Air-to-Air Division, Operational Training Directorate, at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, WI. This position will be responsible for management of secure facilities, exercise scenario development, and current intelligence briefings for permanent party and exercise participants.
Services Superintendent

[ AIR ] - [ 19-120 ] - [ Services Superintendent ]

Opening Date:  7/17/2019
Closing Date:  8/14/2019
Unit:  CRTC, Volk Field, WI
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Open to all eligible to enter WI ANG AGR program * Must possess advertised AFSC. No Trainees Accepted.
Minimum Grade Required:  MSgt/E-7
Maximum Grade Authorized:  SMSgt/E-8
Maximum Grade Available:  SMSgt/E-7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
As Superintendent, Sustainment Services Division the incumbent evaluates plans, organizes, and directs base sustainment services functions in support of federal, state, and local missions. Serves as subject matter expert for the base, to include all assigned units, on sustainment services programs, missions, functions, activities, and events. Develops, accomplishes, and submits critical program reviews and status reports via chain-of-command in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) and Air Force guidance. Develops, publishes, and/or supervises accomplishment of operating instructions to optimize sustainment services functions for ANG/JOINT readiness training. Provides technical guidance to base, training and assigned units concerning all services programs and customer support. Manages and ensures effective accomplishment of all administrative functions for customer support activities. Serves as the unit point of contact for necessary emergency mortuary services. Services Operations. Provides oversight for all base food, lodging, laundry and fitness operations. Ensures requirements met for all scheduled training units, base wide unit training assemblies, annual training exercises, deployments, and humanitarian support missions. Identifies facility requirements and conducts surveys to determine facility renovation, construction, and modernization needs. Develops capital expenditures programs for assigned base facilities. Establishes equipment layout, and operation and maintenance procedures. Reviews and approves subsistence requisitions, ensures accomplishment of required documentation, and compliance with Air Force Guidance. Accomplishes walk-through inspection of food operations to include equipment operability, facility cleanliness, menu accuracy, plus fire, safety, and sanitation compliance. Develops, publishes, and briefs lodging policies, guidelines, and requirements for base and assigned units. Ensures operability and safety requirements maintained for all base fitness equipment. Financial planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBES). Prepares, manages, and maintains a comprehensive annual operation and maintenance (O&M) budget for services training, equipment, and supplies as well as official travel. As Master Cooperative Agreement Federal Program Manager for Appendix 3076 prepares annual budget and ensures state reimbursement funds are available and obligated correctly. The position provides critical direction in contract development and execution to include being the designated Contract Officer’s Representative (COR). Oversight of Service’s Division supply program to ensure required stock or consumables are available. Reviews Table of Allowances (TAs) for required equipment and monitors Custodian Authorization–Custody Receipt Listing (CA/CRL) for accuracy and accountability. Identifies unfunded requirements to Director, Mission Support. Coordinates purchase requests, statements of work, and bid solicitations with Contracting Branch and maintains related program documentation, continuity binder, and operating instructions. Administers, monitors, and documents base Private Organizations and Unit Welfare Funds. Maintains files for Private Organizations and ensures financial statements, documents, records, and procedures comply with Air Force Instructions. Briefs chain-of-command on program requirements, including definitions, types, roles and responsibilities, establishment, operation, and dissolution procedures. Ensures Private Organizations, to include dining social club operate within guidelines set for by the installation commander. Provides financial data annually to higher headquarters. Provides guidance to commanders on appropriate use of funds. Maintains and inspects related operating instructions and program continuity binders. Provides direct technical and administrative supervision over the work of subordinate personnel. Interviews and selects to fill vacancies. Orients new employee, explains job requirements, prepares employee performance standards. Provides technical advice, instructions, and answers to technical questions posed by subordinates. Provides training and cross training to ensure continuity of operations at all times. Plans work schedules on a weekly or project basis to assure an even flow and distribution of work. Reviews work in progress, upon completion, or on spot-check basis. Grants leave, rates employee performance, initiates action to commend or discipline subordinates and performs other administrative functions as required. Resolves complaints of employees. Contacts higher levels of supervision or other organizations, as appropriate, for information purposes. Manages Services self-inspection program and ensures all inspection discrepancies answered and corrective actions accomplished and documented. Coordinates with squadron commander to assign responsibility and accountability for accomplishment of self-inspection checklists to include required research of applicable DOD, USAF, and ANG instructions, identification and location of substantiating documentation, and status reporting for potential actual non-compliant areas and programs.


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J1/Manpower & Personnel Directorate

(608) 242-3726
2400 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Mailing Address
Department of Military Affairs
J1/Manpower & Personnel
P.O. Box 8111
Madison, WI 53708-8111

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