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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)


The Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) is a human resource management system that provides the right tools to motivate and retain a high-quality workforce.

In AcqDemo, professions are organized into four broadband salary groups (I through IV), not General Schedule (GS) Grades or Steps. Instead, our flexible and responsive personnel management system offers employees the opportunity to grow within their positions, in salary and in responsibility.

AcqDemo provides several advantages:

  • Offers potential for faster advancement than the standard federal promotion process
  • Grants supervisors the flexibility to adequately compensate (salaries and awards) employees
  • Links employee work assignments to the organization's mission
  • Expands training and development opportunities across a variety of platforms

AcqDemo promotes a culture where the contributions of civilian employees are recognized and rewarded. Flexibilities in the areas of Classification, Staffing, Pay-setting, and Performance Management provide acquisition managers with innovative, personnel management tools. The result of these tools is an enhanced ability to attract, recruit, reward and retain skilled acquisition professionals to meet mission requirements.

For more details about AcqDemo, visit the AcqDemo website.

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