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History: The original form of this regulation was published on 19 December 1986. Since that time, an errata sheet was issued in 1987 to amend erros in the original text. This UPDATE printing incorporated all of those changes directly into the body of text. Because the structure of the entire revised text has been reorganized, no attempt has been made to highlight changes from the earlier regulation dated 15 November 1980.
Summary: This regulation prescribes policies and procedures regarding unfavorable information considered for inclusion in official personnel files.
Applicability: This regulation applies to all officer and enlisted personnel in the Active Army, Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR).
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent agency of this regulation is the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation is subject to the requirements of AR 11-2 . It contains internal control provisions but does not contain checklists for conducting internal control reviews. These checklists are being developed and will be published at a later date.
Impact on New Manning System:
This regulation does not
contain information that affects the New Manning System.
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of forms other than DA forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of Personnel, HQDA (DAPE-MPO), WASH DC 20310-0300.
Interim Changes: Interim changes to this publication are not official unless they are authenticated by The Adjutant General. Users will destroy the interim changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms direct to HQDA (DAPE-MPO), WASH DC 20310-0300.
Distribution: This issue is distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-9A-R requirements for 600-series publications. The number of copies distributed to a given subscriber is the number of copies requested in Block 382 of the subscriber's DA Form 12-9A-R. AR 600-37 distribution is A for the Active Army, ARNG, and USAR. Existing account quantities will be adjusted and new account quantities will be established upon receipt of a signed UPDATE subscription form from the publications account holder.