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Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project

Helping you progress means helping us perform.

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

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 MDA civilian employees are recognized and rewarded. Minimum and maximum pay ranges are created throughout the broadband levels. AcqDemo uses the salary ranges from the banded GS grades. For example, the entry-level pay rate of any given broadband level is that of the lowest GS grade (Step One), and so forth. Likewise, pay ranges adjust periodically with natural overlap in the GS Grade salaries generally occurring in January of each year.

For more details about AcqDemo, visit: http://acqdemo.hci.mil/.