Garrison employees encouraged to
attend Oct. 6 Town Hall briefing
|Fort McCoy garrison employees are invited to attend one
of two Garrison Commander Town Hall briefing sessions, which will be
held from 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the
auditorium of building 60. The Directorate of Logistics will provide
transportation. More details will be announced later.
The time for the annual preparation and submission of the garrison’s
Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) application is here, and Garrison
Commander, Col. David E. Chesser, will address the workforce to
encourage full participation and cooperation in preparation of the
application. The ACOE competition is a comprehensive process, including
the completion of an organizational profile, a commander’s narrative
explaining why Fort McCoy should be considered an ACOE contender,
reporting of results data, and completion of the Campaign Plan Employee
Assessment (CPEA). The CPEA is a survey used by the Installation
Management Command to determine employee engagement in the deployment of
the Installation Management Campaign Plan (IMCP) and to provide
actionable feedback to the garrison.
Chesser will explain how Fort McCoy’s Strategic Business Plan is
structured to implement the IMCP and will remind the work force where
they can locate source documents related to both plans.
A variety of reference materials exist on the Fort McCoy Corporate
Network under the Garrison Management/Plans, Analysis, and Integration
Laura La Marche, Installation ACOE coordinator, said the briefing is an
important component of the garrison’s strategic communication plan along
with organization-level town hall meetings and the annual briefing to
the work force.
Chesser will stress the importance of work force completion of the CPEA
with candid, thoughtful responses. CPEA results are incorporated into
the installation’s overall ACOE score, La Marche said. ACOE helps the
installation provide services in the most cost-effective and efficient
The CPEA is a relatively short (approximately 20 questions) survey
directly related to the IMCP’s six Lines of Effort: Soldier, Family and
Civilian Readiness; Soldier, Family and Civilian Well-Being; Leader and
Work Force Development; Installation Readiness; Safety; and Energy and
Water Efficiency and Security.
La Marche said that by the end of September, each garrison employee will
receive an e-mail message inviting them to participate in the CPEA. It
is critical to retain the message, so the individual can access the CPEA
after the town hall briefing.
For more information about the CPEA or the ACOE program, contact La
Marche at 608-388-2062 or at