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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:


Cyber Surety

[ AIR ] - [ 19-83 ] - [ Cyber Surety ]

Opening Date: 2/22/2019
Closing Date: 3/22/2019
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 3DXXX series AFSC w/ a 5-level. No Trainees Accepted.
Minimum Grade Required: SrA/E-4
Maximum Grade Authorized: MSgt/E-7
Maximum Grade Available: MSgt/E-7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Performs risk management framework security determinations of fixed, deployed and mobile information systems (IS) and telecommunications resources to monitor, evaluate and maintain systems, policy and procedures to protect clients, networks, data/voice systems and databases from unauthorized activity. Identifies potential threats and manages resolution of communications security incidents. Enforces national, DoD and Air Force security policies and directives to ensure Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of IS resources. Administers and manages the overall cybersecurity program to include Emissions Security (EMSEC) and Computer Security (COMPUSEC) programs. Conducts cybersecurity risk management framework assessments; ensures enterprise cybersecurity policies fully support all legal and regulatory requirements and ensures cybersecurity policies are applied in new and existing IS resources. Identifies cybersecurity weaknesses and provides recommendations for improvement. Monitors enterprise cybersecurity policy compliance and provides recommendations for effective implementation of IS security controls. Evaluates and assists IS risk management activities. Makes periodic evaluation and assistance visits, notes discrepancies, and recommends corrective actions. Audits and enforces the compliance of cybersecurity procedures and investigates security-related incidents, classified message incidents, classified file incidents, classified data spillage, unauthorized device connections, and unauthorized network access. Develops and manages the cybersecurity program and monitors emerging security technologies and industry best practices while providing guidance to unit level Information Assurance (IA) Officers. Responsible for cybersecurity risk management of national security systems during all phases of the IS life cycle through Remanence Security (REMSEC). Integrates risk management framework tools with other IS functions to protect and defend IS resources. Advises cyber systems operations personnel and system administrators on known vulnerabilities and assists in developing mitigation and remediation strategies. Provides CIA by verifying cybersecurity controls are implemented in accordance with DoD and Air Force standards. Analyzes risks and/or vulnerabilities and takes corrective action to mitigate or remove them. Ensures appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are incorporated into all new and existing IS resources through certification and accreditation and protects IS resources from malicious activity. Performs EMSEC duties in accordance with national and DoD EMSEC standards. Denies unauthorized access to classified, and in some instances, unclassified information via compromising emanations within a controlled space through effective countermeasure application. Ensures all systems and devices comply with national and DoD EMSEC standards. Inspects classified work areas, provides guidelines and training, maintains area certifications, determines countermeasures; advises commanders on vulnerabilities, threats, and risks; and recommends practical courses of action. Responsible for oversight or management of installation Information Assurance awareness programs. Performs or supervises user cybersecurity awareness and training. Promotes cybersecurity awareness through periodic training, visual aids, newsletters, or other dissemination methods in accordance with organizational requirements. As part of the Cyberspace Support career field family, manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities. Manages implementation and project installation and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Develops, plans, and integrates base communications systems. Serves as advisor at meetings for facility design, military construction programs and minor construction planning. Evaluates base comprehensive plan and civil engineering projects. Monitors status of base work requests. Performs mission review with customers. Controls, manages, and monitors project milestones and funding from inception to completion. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments. Monitors project status and completion actions. Manages and maintains system installation records, files, and indexes. Evaluates contracts, support, contingency and exercise plans to determine impact on manpower, equipment, and systems.
Fleet Management & Analysis

[ AIR ] - [ 19-79 ] - [ Fleet Management & Analysis ]

Opening Date: 3/1/2019
Closing Date: 3/29/2019
Unit: 115 LRS, Madison, 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’s; Any 2T3 w/ 5-level is acceptable.
No Trainees Accepted.
Minimum Grade Required: SrA/E-4
Maximum Grade Authorized: MSgt/E-7
Maximum Grade Available: MSgt/E-7
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Supervises and performs Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) and fleet management functions. Manages vehicle leasing program. Inputs data to the DPAS and Standard Base Supply System (SBSS) computer systems and verifies data accuracy. Prepares, reviews and corrects DPAS system products. Develops base vehicle priority buy program, vehicle minimum essential levels, vehicle priority recall listing and vehicle rotation plan. Performs fleet maintenance, operations analysis and vehicle control program. Develops local retrievals to obtain specific data and analyzes this data for specific trends. Coordinates with work center supervisors and using organizations to ensure a timely repair of assigned vehicles. Monitors contract and warranty repairs, status, and funding. Develops and administers long and short range plans and programs for completion of preventative maintenance and inspections, special inspections and projects. Programs vehicles for depot maintenance on a five-year maintenance plan. Controls and administers the delayed maintenance and accident and abuse programs. Operates computers and calculators. Maintains and files vehicle historical data and records jackets. Analyzes data for deviations from specific performance indicators and helps to develop corrective actions. 2.2 Performs vehicle management data reporting/transfer as required. Uses Logistics Installation and Mission Support Enterprise View – Vehicle View (LIMS EV-VV). Collects data for mandated reporting requirements such as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Status of Resources and Training Systems (SORTS), etc. Assembles specific vehicular information by extracting and tabulating maintenance data in a logical presentation sequence using automated and manual methods. Prepares data for presentation in tabular, chart, graphic and summary form. Gives written and narrative summaries to meet management needs. Manages Air Force equipment management system program for vehicle fleet. Develops alternative sources of support for operational vehicle shortfalls. Manages vehicle custodial account and vehicle authorization and utilization program, prepares and defends base level submission for central appropriated funds procurement of motor vehicles and other budgetary accounts. Reviews and coordinates on statements of work and performance requirements documents requiring government vehicles. Monitors and coordinates on military construction projects. Inputs routine and Mission Capable (MICAP) requisitions in SBSS, monitors Due-In From Maintenance (DIFM) Program and processes SBSS inquiries.
Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (2 Positions)

[ AIR ] - [ 19-85 ] - [ Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic (2 Positions) ]

Opening Date: 3/1/2019
Closing Date: 3/29/2019
Unit: 115 AMXS, Madison, 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: A1C/E-3
Maximum Grade Authorized: SSgt/E-5
Maximum Grade Available: MSgt/E-7
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.
Contracting Officer

[ AIR ] - [ 19-81 ] - [ Contracting Officer ]

Opening Date: 2/25/2019
Closing Date: 4/8/2019
Unit: 128 ARW, 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:
Accomplishes contracting processes and functions. Performs acquisition planning to include analyzing purchase requests and technical documents for suitability and determining the proper contracting method and contract type. Prepares and distributes solicitations. Evaluates offers, including cost or price analysis, contractor responsibility and responsiveness to solicitation, and evaluating other selected factors (e.g., quality, contractor management and facilities, delivery, etc.). Selects contract source, assembles contracts, and makes awards. Administers contracts to ensure contract compliance. Negotiates modifications, and takes termination actions for convenience of the government or for default. Coordinates contracting activities. Advises commander and staff on contracting operations, as well as impact of new directives and policy on the contracting system. Coordinates with other functional activities to accomplish advance planning and ensure adequacy and correctness of contracting approach, lead-time, purchase descriptions, specifications, funding, etc. Confers with other government agencies, military departments, and commercial concerns to explain mission requirements, contractual interpretations, and policy, program interpretation. Coordinates with staff agencies to accomplish overall mission. Formulates contracting policies and procedures. Analyzes contracting system and establishes policies and procedures necessary to improve contracting process and its customer support. Establishes policies based on sound business practices and highest standards of ethical conduct and fiscal responsibility. Develops automated systems essential to enhancing contracting efficiency. Manages military and civilian career development programs to ensure individuals have the opportunity for training, education, and experience needed for mission success and personal advancement. Plans, organizes, and directs contracting operations. Directs contracting functions and fosters environment where contracting activities and customers form teams dedicated to meeting Air Force requirements. Determines organizational structure, physical facilities, and personnel requirements for accomplishing contracting responsibilities. Directs accomplishment of contracting system functions, ensures contracting system is responsive to mission needs and requirements, and ensures compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Develops and implements internal systems and processes, manual and automated, required to accomplish

and monitor the contracting mission.
Services Superintendent

[ AIR ] - [ 19-45 ] - [ Services Superintendent ]

Opening Date:  3/15/2019
Closing Date:  4/12/2019
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-8
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
As Division Chief, 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.


Supply NCO

[ 19-78 ] - [ Supply NCO ]

Opening Date:  3/14/2019
Closing Date:  3/21/2019
Duty Station:  Co A (-) DISTRO 132 BSB, Janesville, WI
Position Grade:  E6
 Grades Authorized to Apply:  E6
Salary: Pay and allowance commensurate with military rank.
Area of Consideration:  Open to WIARNG on board AGRs to include those eligible to re-class as a 92Y
Please open the PDF file for the complete job advertisement:
Job Description:
Performs supervisory and management duties for the company supply section personnel, ensuring proper guidance and training. Responsible for ensuring the company is logistically ready for mobilization. Monitors the Command Supply Discipline Program of the company to ensure it is fully implemented. Monitors unit sensitive items, change of command, annual, and other inventories to ensure they are conducted to standard. Maintains the unit property book and possesses knowledge of GCSS-A procedures. Possesses knowledge of GFEBS, LOGSA-LIW, AFMIS, and CIF-ISM procedures, and all physical security requirements to secure equipment in an armory. Receives, inspects, and inventories organizational supplies and equipment as required, and transports equipment to other locations as needed. Secures and controls all sensitive items to include proper security of weapons and ammunition. Maintains individual clothing and OCIE inventories and records for the unit. Prepares and submits GCSS-A computer input data and reports. Reads, interprets, and reconciles GCSS-A generated reports. Normal duty requires occasional evening meetings with unit leaders. *Must hold or obtain a Secret Clearance in order to prepare CUSRs. Must complete Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations courses.


19-220 AIR HR SPEC (MIL) FT - INDEF MADISON, WI 4/12/2019


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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