Department of the Army Regulation 1-20

Administration

Legislative Liaison


2 July 2013

Effective date: 2 August 2013

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 000217000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation contains policy, guidance, and procedures for legislative and congressional activities.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to civilian employees of the Department of the Army, to include employees of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities. During mobilization, chapters and policies contained in this regulation may be modified by the proponent.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Chief of Legislative Liaison. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Chief, Legislative Liaison, 1600 Army Pentagon, Room 1E416, Washington, DC 20310-1600.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison, 1600 Army Pentagon, Room 1E416, Washington, DC 20310-1600.

Distribution. This regulation is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels B, C, D, and E for the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 1-20, dated 1 January 2004.


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