* Assigns responsibilities to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1; commanders of units and installations; and all levels of commands to include Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard installations (para 4).
* Updates DA Form 6 (Duty Roster) (fig 1).
* Provides guidance on the use of explanatory remarks and clarifies the procedure for listing names on DA Form 6 (para 10).
* Makes administrative changes (throughout).
This regulation prescribes policy for the maintenance of Department of the Army (DA) Form 6 (Duty Roster) at all levels of command and in all types of organizations.
Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A .
Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary .
a. Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 will ensure that commanders establish standard operating procedures to ensure the equitable assignment of duty and accurately track performance.
b. Installation and unit commanders will ensure that procedures for the maintenance of the DA Form 6 are followed, that the DA Form 6 is kept for recording the duty performed by each Soldier in the organization, and that a separate DA Form 6 is maintained for each duty requiring the detail of individuals.
c. All levels of commands to include Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard installations and units will —
(1) Ensure that procedures for the maintenance of the DA Form 6 at all levels of command and in all types of organizations are followed.
(2) Ensure that DA Form 6 is kept for recording the duty performed by each Soldier in the organization.
(3) Ensure that a separate DA Form 6 will be maintained for each duty requiring the detail of individuals. All assignments to detail, except authorized special duty details, or other exceptions (see para 7 c ), will be made in accordance with applicable DA Forms 6.
a. Dates will be entered as follows:
(1) The "From" date will always be the date immediately following the "To" date on the previous DA Form 6 and will be entered at the time the new DA Form 6 is prepared.
(2) The "To" date will always be the date of the last detail made from that DA Form 6 and will be entered when that DA Form 6 is closed.
(3) Intermediate dates will be entered on the DA Form 6 as details from that DA Form 6 are made. No date will be entered for any day that detail was not made.
b. DA Form 6 will contain the names of only those Soldiers required to perform the duty involved.
c. When a new DA Form 6 is prepared, all names will be entered alphabetically within pay grade, beginning with the highest pay grade and using appropriate grade of rank (abbreviated) as shown in Army Regulation (AR) 600-20 , table 1-1. Subsequent names (for example, a Soldier newly arrived to the unit prior to the closing of the DA Form 6) will be added at the foot of the DA Form 6.
d. A Soldier's name may be omitted or deleted from any DA Form 6 whenever he or she is excused from or not qualified to perform the duty concerned.
Unless not available for duty (see para 7 c ), the Soldier who has had the longest break from performing duty assigned by the DA Form 6 will be the next Soldier detailed. When that Soldier is not available, the Soldier on the DA Form 6 who has had the next longest break from performing duty assigned by the DA Form 6 will be detailed.
a. A DA Form 6 is posted only for those days on which a detail is selected.
b. When a detail is made from a DA Form 6, all Soldiers (other than Soldier(s) detailed for that specific performance of the duty) on that DA Form 6 will be charged on that day with the number of details performed by other personnel since the last time they were detailed, excluding any nonchargeable days. Nonchargeable days are those referred to in paragraph 7 c (1) .
c. Whenever the DA Form 6 is posted, the abbreviations below will be used to indicate those not available for detail. No other abbreviations are authorized.
Soldiers who are absent or otherwise not available because
of leave, pass, special duty, temporary duty, illness in line of duty,
or any other authorized reason (not due to misconduct) will be indicated
by the letter "A." When a new DA Form 6 is initiated that carries
over a nonchargeable status from the previous DA Form 6, a superscript
number (for example, A
will be manually added to the abbreviation "A" to indicate the last
number charged, as shown on the previous DA Form 6, before the Soldier
entered upon the nonchargeable status. Entering such a number in the
first column of a new DA Form 6 eliminates the necessity for referring
to the previous DA Form 6 when the Soldier returns to a chargeable
Note. Soldier on temporary duty travel that does not extend beyond regular duty hours will not qualify for an "A" for that day of temporary duty.
(2) Soldiers eligible for detail who could not be selected because of previous detail or other duty will be indicated by the letter "D."
(3) Soldiers not available because of being absent without leave, in arrest, in confinement, illness not in line of duty, or otherwise not available as a result of their own misconduct will be indicated by the letter "U."
Wherever the abbreviation "A" is used, the numbering
sequence of days off will be interrupted. Wherever the abbreviations
"D" or "U" are used, the numbering sequence will continue and the
appropriate number will be included with the abbreviation. See examples
Consolidated weekday-weekend-holiday DA Form 6 will be maintained, at the discretion of the commander, in accordance with paragraph 11 .
When details from units will be formed by taking units in turn according to one DA Form 6 , the DA Form 6 may be used by listing unit designations in the place of individual names. Commanders may devise their own method of assigning details to units. Field Manual (FM) 22-6, appendix B provides examples of some methods that may be employed. However, it is emphasized that commanders may use whatever system best meets their needs as long as equity is maintained.
a. The sequence of numbers shows the number of details made from this DA Form 6 since the Soldier concerned was last detailed as charge of quarters, excluding any details made from DA Form 6 while such Soldier was in a nonchargeable status.
b. The diagonal lines in the right corner of any block indicate performance of the duty on that date.
c. The numbers in parentheses immediately following a Soldier's name refer to a corresponding explanatory remark on the reverse of DA Form 6. Examples shown in figure 1 are not intended to limit the types of remarks that may be used, nor are they required in all cases. Personnel responsible for the preparation and maintenance of DA Form 6 will determine the necessity or desirability of using an explanatory remark each time an individual is not available for detail. (As an example, while it may be desirable to use a remark indicating a leave period for an individual on a DA Form 6 with only a small number of personnel listed, it may prove to be less time consuming and therefore more economical to use other source documents for reference when a DA Form 6 contains a large number of names.) However, as a minimum, a remark will be used to explain the reason an individual's name was added to or deleted from a DA Form 6.
Where consolidated DA Forms 6 are maintained, the procedures outlined in paragraph 10 will apply with the following exceptions:
a. Entries for weekends and holidays, as well as entries for weekdays, will be posted on the same DA Form 6 . Separate numbering sequences may be established.
b. The weekend-holiday periods may be indicated by a system of vertical red lines, as indicated by heavy lines in figure 1 , or by entering the dates, numbers, and diagonal lines, indicating performance of duty on those dates, in red to identify or separate the weekend-holiday periods from the weekday postings.
Army publications and field manuals are available on the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) Web site ( http://www.apd.army.mil ).
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Unless otherwise indicated, DA forms are available on the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) Web site ( http://www.apd.army.mil ).
The function covered by this evaluation provides users with a tool for using DA Form 6 .
The purpose of this evaluation is to assist commanders in evaluating the key internal controls listed. It is intended as a guide and does not cover all controls.
Answers must be based on the actual testing of key internal controls (for example, document analysis, direct observation, sampling, simulation, or other). Answers that indicate deficiencies must be explained and the corrective action identified in supporting documentation. These internal controls must be evaluated at least every 2 years. Certification that this evaluation has been conducted must be accomplished on the DA Form 11-2 (Internal Control Evaluation Certification).
4. Test questions
a. Has the local command developed controls to ensure that Soldiers are equitably detailed for duties?
b. Has individual(s) responsible for maintaining the DA Form 6 been properly trained in its use?
Help to make this a better tool for evaluating internal controls. Submit comments to Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC-PDP-P), 1600 Spearhead Division Drive, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408.
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