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Title: Issue


1
Briefer
CR 215 USFK HQ
501st MI Rep
35th ADA Rep
8th PERSCOM Rep
1st SIG Rep
Eighth United States Army Well-Being Council of
Colonels Meeting
8th MP Rep
17th AVN Rep
KORO Rep
6th CAV Rep
19th TSC Rep
2ID Rep
29 April 2005
8th Army CSM
8th Army CofS
KORO CSM
6th CAV CSM
35th ADA CSM
17th AV CSM
19th TSC CSM
8th MP CSM
501st MI CSM
2ID CSM
8th PERSCOM CSM
18th MED CSM
8th PERSCOM
18th MED CDR Rep
1st SIG CSM
USATC-K Rep
USATC-K CSM
Spouse
Spouse
Spouse
Spouse
Area II
Dental
Area I
G1 Deputy
G1
G3
G3
G4
Chaplain
KORO
KORO
J1
G1
KORO
G5
Area IV
Area III
175th FINCOM
175th FINCOM
G1 CPD
Surgeon
KORO
KORO
G8
G8
DoDDS
ENGR
ENGR
CHRA
CHRA
KORO
TRANS COM
EO
PM
SOFA
SGS
CCK
DECA
AAFES
BOSS
G6
EEO
USO
Red OPR
IG
PAO
Blue CDRs
Green CSMs
2
Agenda
1300-1305 Opening Remarks Eighth Army
CofS 1305-1345 Eighth Army W-B Issue
Updates 2.2.2.7 Permissive TDY for College
Selection ACofS G1 2.4.1.1 Off-Post
Housing - Build to Lease- Korea (BTL-K) KORO
- Off-Post Housing Charges KORO 2.4.2.1
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing KORO 3.7.3.2
Sponsorship ACofS G1 3.7.4.3 Command
Sponsorship ACofS G1 3.7.4.4 Language
Barriers in Customer Service Areas ACofS
G1 1420-1425 AFWBAC Update AFWBAC 1425-1430 Clos
ing Remarks Eighth Army CofS
3
Opening Remarks CofS Eighth United States
Army
4
8th Army Well-Being Issues Update
5
2.2.2.7 Permissive TDY for College Selection
Manager ACofS G1
  • Issue. AR 600-8-10, Leave and Entitlements, does
    not entitle military sponsors Permissive TDY for
    travel time from OCONUS to CONUS to visit
    prospective colleges with their high school age
    children. Personal contact and student/sponsor
    visitation is hindered by the time required to
    travel from OCONUS to CONUS.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference 26-28 APR
    04
  • End State. Authorize sufficient amount of
    permissive TDY, in conjunction with leave, to
    account for the distance between OCONUS and
    CONUS.
  • Status.
  • Submitted DA Form 2028 to change to AR 600-8-10.
  • DA considered the proposal from the perspective
    that all service members who are overseas would
    be entitled to three days PTDY and determined
    that they do not support it.   Reasons
  • Ordinary leave is designed for use to attend to
    parental family needs such as this. 
  • PTDY is an entitlement centered around the
    Soldier and not to support family activities but
    rather for official or semi-official functions
    where funded TDY is inappropriate.       
  • Although impact is fairly negligible, it counters
    current DA efforts with Congress concerning
    leave.
  • Internet provides ability to conduct college
    searches.
  • No other services would support such an
    initiative.
  • Recent changes increase Special Leave Accrual to
    120 days. 
  • Recommend this issue be closed as unattainable.
  •  
  • Resource Impact. None.

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2.4.1.1 Family Housing 1 of 2
Manager KORO
Construction and Build-To-Lease Korea
(BTL-K). Issue. BTL planned to support increase
in Army accompanied tours in Korea to 3000
total. Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference
26-28 APR 04 End State. KORO Plan is consistent
with the Armys Family Housing Master Plan (FEB
04) which identifies a total of 3,000 AFH units
in Korea. Status. Awaiting decision on
extended land use issue being worked by USFK.
Working to restore AFHO funding FY06-11.
A
  • Resource Impact. AFHO funding cuts resulted in
    BTL AFH delays and could result in AFH reductions

7
2.4.1.1 (cont.) Family Housing 2 of 2
Manager KORO
  • Off Post Housing Charges.
  • Issue. There is a perception that landlords
    charge Army families higher rent than Korean
    renters. And that rent is artificially raised to
    the level of OHA. Army families feel that this
    results in higher rental costs for those families
    and the US government via OHA payments. Army
    families feel that the government spending excess
    money on housing results in less money for other
    Army community programs.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference 26-28 APR
    04
  • End State. Ensure rents charged are valid and
    educate families on Future plans for acquiring
    leased housing and utilization of on post housing
    for Army families The differences between the
    entirely different Korean rental system as
    compared to typical US stateside rentals The
    fair market value evaluations used by Housing to
    determine the appropriate cost of an off post
    home.
  • Status.
  • Prepare briefing for housing offices to better
    inform incoming personnel to Korea. (Briefing
    approved by Areas sent to Army Onestop Web Site
    for postinglinked to Areas web sites and SITES)
  • Ensure housing offices continue to be trained on
    determination of fair market value of housing.
    (Training set for 6 June at Camp Humphreys)
  • Resource Impact. TBD.

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8
2.4.2.1 Unaccompanied Personnel Housing
Manager KORO
  • Issue. Korea for barracks construction and
    renovation program.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference - 13-14 MAY
    02
  • End State. Provide a quality place to live for
    eligible military personnel.
  • Status.
  • Area I Facelifts (17 Complete 2 In-progress)
  • Area III Facelifts (2 Complete 7 In-progress)
  • Barracks Upgrade Program (BUP) Barracks
    Renovations (1 In-progress)
  • BUP SEQ/UOQ Renovations (8 In-progress)
  • Since 1994 221 BUPs completed 7 more required
  • Barracks Improvement Program (BIP) started by DA
    in FY05 (Recd 2M awarded 7 projects Mar
    known requirement is 22 barracks at 14.3 M)
  • Ongoing MCA Construction (4 In-progress)
  • Planned MCA Construction (8 Planned FY06-FY10)
  • Planned ROKFC Construction (21 Planned FY06-FY09)
  • UPH Build-To-Lease (6 Planned FY06-FY08)
  • Resource Impact. TBD.

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9
3.7.3.2 Sponsorship
Manager ACofS G1 Support 8th PERSCOM
Issue. Implementation of Sponsorship Program at
Command Level. There is a lack of command
emphasis on sponsorship. Sponsors are not being
consistently and appropriately assigned to
incoming personnel. Origin. Eighth Army AFAP
Conference - 13-14 MAY 02
End State. Minimize stress uncertainty
associated with relocation through the execution
of quality Korea-wide sponsorship program.
  • Status.
  • Part of CIP (JAN 05)
  • Added to PRBD (APR 05)
  • SMS Sponsorship Training Package Developed w/
    MCSs
  • Tracking Sponsorship of Soldiers on Assignment to
    Korea over 14 Days
  • Next step Focus on Effective Delivery
    (In-Processing Survey)
  • Resource Impact. None.

A
10
Eighth Army Sponsorship SOURCE SMS
This data does not account for Soldiers lt14 Days.
As of 4/8/2005
ed Does not achieve the intended purpose
reen On track achieves the intended purpose

R
G
mber On track with some difficulties
marginally achieves the intended purpose
B
lack Does not achieve the intended purpose,
significant problems in most areas
A
11
3.7.4.3 Command Sponsorship
Manager ACofS G1
  • Issue. Increase Korea CSP to 3000 Army
    positions.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference
  • 13-14 MAY 02.
  • End State. CSP levels commensurate with other
    OCONUS locations.
  • Status.
  • Planning tied into TMP-A, Setting the Force plans
    Transformation.
  • Coordinate with KORO, 18th MEDCOM, DoDDS on
    future construction.
  • Zero growth until infrastructure increases.
  • Resource Impact. TBD.

ZERO GROWTH
MAX INCREASE - AFH
A
12
3.7.4.3 Command Sponsorship Plan
Manager ACofS G1
Area I II (Yongsan Hub)
Area III (Humphreys Hub)
Medical ? DoDDS ?
2164 CSPs
Area IV (Daegu Hub)
Korea
Medical Available now for CSP increase DoDDS
?
770 CSPs
2934 CSPs
Non-Rotational
CSPs Increase IAW AFH Plan
13
3.7.4.4 Language Barriers in Customer Service
Areas
Manager ACofS G1, CPD
  • Issue. Korean Nationals working in customer
    service areas, (I.e. Post Exchange, DPW, Housing,
    DECA, Transportation, MWR activities) do not
    communicate effectively in English. No standard
    testing for verbal proficiency exists. The lack
    of oral communication skills, results in poor
    service.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference - 12-13 MAY
    03
  • End State. Implement mandatory verbal English
    proficiency training on an ongoing basis.
  • Status.
  • Activities are urged to take advantage of English
    improvement options (e.g. ACS classes, tuition
    assistance, in-house training and/or training by
    contract)
  • AAFES
  • Hired a person to conduct hands on English
    training. Started training at Yongsan main store
    status in 90 days.
  • Raised the minimum English test score to 45 and
    includes an oral English test.  Improvements
    already seen.
  • 18th MEDCOM
  • Only hire KGS that pass the English proficiency
    test given by CPAC. 
  • Quarterly English Class Training - graduated 38
    since OCT 04, 32 in class.
  • A patient representative and clinic NCOIC/OIC
    available for support.
  • Resource Impact. None.

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15
8th Army Well-Being Issues Monitored - Not Briefed
16
2.3.2.6 Civilian Medical Care
Manager 18th MEDCOM
  • Issue. Improve civilian access to primary care
    in 18th MEDCOM facilities throughout the
    peninsula.
  • Origin. Break out from 8th Army W-B Issue
    2.3.2.5 27 JUN 03
  • End State. Provide eligible civilian personnel
    with easily accessible medical treatment equaling
    or exceeding professional benchmarks.
  • Status.
  • U.S civilian employees have access to primary
    care on the peninsula and require about 5 of
    total visits per quarter.
  • SITES updated
  • Non AD/ADFM civilian USFK population 12,000.
  • 3 new KGS authorizations diverted to Dental.

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Moved to Monitoring 29 OCT 04
17
2.3.3 Dental Services
Manager 18th MEDCOM / 618th Dental Command
  • Issue. There is insufficient dental care for non
    active-duty beneficiaries. The staffing of
    personnel is based on the active-duty population
    rather than the USFK population.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference - 13-14 MAY
    02
  • End State. Provide eligible personnel with
    required dental treatment equaling or exceeding
    professional benchmarks.
  • Status.
  • 3 Benefit Advisors have been authorized by 8th
    Army. Only 1 Benefit Advisor has been hired
    (Area II). Hiring 2 more (1 ea Area III IV)
    will facilitate the use of TDP
  • TDP briefed at ACS Newcomers Briefing, Cdr/1SG
    Course, Healthcare Forum, etc.
  • Marketing TDP expanded (AFN-K, LES, SITES, EBB,
    newspapers, Websites)
  • 42 conveniently located, Englishspeaking,
    well-qualified host nation dentists are approved
    for TDP in Areas II, III, and IV (all dental
    specialties represented)
  • TDP actively in use by family members in all
    Areas (Area I FMs come to Area II)
  • 632 family members have used the TDP with high
    satisfaction 95, survey based
  • Civilian Benefit Advisor at DC2 serves as
    full-time TDP-O liaison / info resource to help
    ADFMs use program (Area III and Area IV in need
    of same support)
  • Essential to continue to promote/market the TDP
    and assist ADFMs in use
  • Resource Impact. None.

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Moved to Monitoring 23 JAN 04
18
2.3.3.1 OCONUS Retiree Dental Care
Manager 618th DENTAL
  • Issue. Retirees are unable to receive routine
    dental services at overseas military
    installations. Federally sponsored dental
    insurance is not available outside of U.S. and
    its territories and possessions. Retirees and
    families therefore, must absorb 100 of the
    dental cost.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference 26-28 APR
    04
  • End State. Expand TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan
    (TRDP) to overseas locations.
  • Status.
  • MAR 02 AMC submitted primary dental care for
    Army families and retirees at no cost to DA AFAP
    - delegates did not prioritize the issue but
    developed Issue 509, "TRICARE Dental Benefit
    Enhancement" which seeks to reduce cost shares
    and increase the maximum annual dental benefit
    for both active duty and retirees.  Issue remains
    active.
  • NOV 03 USAREUR submitted issue for consideration
    to DA AFAP to create a separate OCONUS retiree
    dental plan -- delegates did not prioritize the
    issue - cost prohibitive.
  • NOV 03 Eighth Army submitted issue for increased
    dental care for non-active duty by rotating
    reserve units OCONUS, Dental Readiness checks
    before soldiers' PCS and extension of the TRICARE
    Retiree Dental Plan to OCONUS retirees --
    delegates did not prioritize the issue not
    clearly articulated. 
  • 2 SEP 04 8th Army submitted this issue directly
    to the DA AFAP GOSC.
  • 16 NOV 04 Accepted into the DA AFAP by the GOSC.
  • Resource Impact. UNK

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Moved to Monitoring 29 OCT 04
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2.4.1.1 Family Housing
Manager KORO
Automatic Rental Collection (ARC)
G
Number of Service Members Residing Off Post
Goal is Enrollment of 75 of Service Members
Residing In Off Post Economy Rental Housing
(Unaccompanied Accompanied)
Planned policy letter for Mandatory ARC cancelled
Resource Impact. None.
Moved to Monitoring 23 JAN 04
20
2.4.1.1 Family Housing
Manager KORO
AFH is for Military Key Essential Civilians
Residing On Post in both Government Owned
Government Leased Army Family Housing Units
G
Planned Yongsan Return
Resource Impact. None.
Moved to Monitoring 29 OCT 04
21
3.7.3.3 SITES Improvement
Manager KORO
  • Issue. Originally identified as Non-Command
    Sponsored Children Limited Access to DoDDS. The
    focus of the issue is increasing information
    dissemination using Standard Installation Topic
    Exchange Service (SITES) and CONUS levy briefs to
    emphasize the disadvantages of bringing family
    members to Korea in a non-command sponsored
    status.
  • Origin. Eighth Army AFAP Conference - 12-13 MAY
    03
  • End State. Individuals have accurate and
    sufficient facilities support information readily
    available to make informed decisions concerning
    bringing families to Korea.
  • Status.
  • AR 608-1, ACS Center requires a Relocation
    Assistance Coordinating Committee (RACC) meet
    quarterly (at a minimum, members from ACS,
    housing, transportation, finance, military
    personnel, civilian personnel and medical
    treatment facility). DoDDs and other appropriate
    agencies will be invited to attend the quarterly
    meetings.
  • Developing a memorandum from Director, KORO to
    Area Commanders (Complete 20 OCT 03 ) directing
    installations to review and update SITES
    information and ensure assistance is effective
    and responsive to the needs of the Army Family.
    (Complete 30 JAN 04)
  • KORO ACS will review the SITES information to
    ensure standardization and DoDDs information is
    provided. (Complete FEB 04)
  • Slide providing pertinent data for families to
    make informed decision before deploying to Korea
    has been distributed to all IMA regions for
    inclusion in their ACS Relocation briefs.
    (Complete SEP 04)
  • Resource Impact. None.

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SITES address http//www.dmdc.osd.mil/sites
Moved to Monitoring 29 OCT 04
22
4.6.1.2 Family Member Employment Opportunities
Manager ACofS G1
Support KORO
  • Status.
  • 38 of GS-8s Below are Family Members
  • 4 of GS-9s Above are Family Members LQA
    Savings Approximately 2.7M Annually
  • 14 of All DACs (APF NAF) are Family Members
  • Area II CPAC RESUMIX Workshops
  • Last 14 APR 05
  • Future 14 JUL 05, 19 MAY 05, 18 AUG 05,
    16 JUN 05, 7 SEP 05
  • Off-post Employment Opportunities Still Pending
    SOFA Joint Committee Approval (Issue 4.6)

As of 15 APR 05
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Moved to Monitoring 29 OCT 04
23
Closing Remarks CofS Eighth United States Army
24
Eighth United States Army Well-Being Council
of Colonels Meeting
Next W-B CoC 1300 to 1500, 27 June 2005
Visit the 8th Army Well-Being web Page located at
http//8tharmy.korea.army.mil/G1/Well-Being/Start.
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