DOD civilians get one-stop human resources info

DOD civilians get one-stop human resources info

The Defense Department has finished its phased-in deployment of a modern human resources system that has been in the works since October 1999. The Defense Civilian Personnel Data System is now in use by more than 800,000 civilian employees worldwide to handle all personnel transactions, including benefits inquiries.

DCPDS interfaces with DOD's automated payroll system. It is part of the Regionalization and Systems Modernization Program and has more than 500,000 business rules, 490 database tables and 5,000 data elements.

DCPDS, which replaces a flat-file legacy mainframe database, is expected to reduce costs by consolidating civilian human resources functions into a single information system. More information appears at

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