• Initiated by the Department of the Army in 2002
• The Army Business Initiative Council (BIC) approved development and use of
CMR on May 8, 2002. On September 2, 2002 it was approved by the Department
of Defense BIC. The Office of Management and Budget approved this data
collection requirement pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act on November
24, 2003 (OMB number 0702-0120). Contractor labor hours and associated labor
costs are to be treated as proprietary information when linked to contractor name
and contract number.
• The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
operates and maintains a secure Army data collection site where the contractor
will report ALL contractor manpower (including subcontractor manpower)
required for performance of contracts.
ACCOUNTING FOR CONTRACTOR SERVICES
Secretary of the Army
Signed 07 Jan 2005
Requirement to include CMR
in all new contract actions
60 days from date of memo
WHAT IS CMR?
The Contractor Manpower Reporting (CMR) system is a business process to
collect the following information:
• Funding source
• Contracting vehicle
• Organization supported
• Mission and function performed
• Labor hours and costs for contracted efforts
• Contractors report actual labor hours, dollars, and other information directly
from their accounting systems directly into this system, or through their Army
Requiring Activity, using their existing timekeeping, personnel, accounting
systems as well as information supplied with the contract.
• Existing financial management and procurement systems do not completely
distinguish between goods and services, nor do they identify the specific
organization for which the work is being performed.
WHAT DOES CMR ACCOMPLISH?
• CMR enables the Army to:
(1) Fully understand the composition of the Army workforce -military, civilian,
and contractor, and allow for more informed workforce staffing and funding
(2) Provide better oversight of our workforce, avoid duplication of effort, or
shifting of in-house reductions to contract;
(3) Better account for and explain our total Army workforce.
Why Contractor Manpower Reporting?
Contractor work force is nearly 1/3 of Title 10 manpower
Documented at Unit Level,
Military - 36% Civilian - 32%
Plan & Program
Acquire & Sustain Personnel
Contractor - 32% Acquire & Sustain Equipment
Currently No Visibility by Installation Operations
Organization or Function
WHEN TO INCLUDE CMR
• The Contractor Manpower Reporting Requirement should be included
in ALL service contracts if any of the following is true:
• Army Dollars are funding the contract.
• Any Army missions are being supported by the contract.
• Any Army military, civilian or contractors are supported/benefit from the
• Army is the executive agent for the mission being supported by the
CONTRACTS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
���� EPA projects.
���� Projects that were funded by other agencies.
���� Materials and government property.
• Facilitates prioritizing requirements performed by contract in comparison
to requirements performed by in-house resources (about 1/3 of
resources are for service contracts)
• Helps prevent shifting eliminated work to contract services
• Assists in identifying potential duplication between in-house and contract
• Provides metric for determining appropriate mix of contract, military and
civilian employee based on risk and required contract oversight
• Collects empirical data that will improve upon the completeness and
level of detail currently being reported to Congress
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CORs
• Include a CLIN for each period of performance (base and options) in
each Acquisition packet. Acquisition packet will be returned if the
CMR CLIN is missing. Cost for reporting requirement varies from
$200 to amount acceptable to the KO.
• Reporting period will be the period of performance not to exceed 12
months ending September 30 of each government fiscal year and
must be reported by 31 October of each calendar year.
• The contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer's Representative
(COR) by the 5th working day of November whether or not they have
completed this report.
• If the COR is unavailable, the contractor will notify the Contracting
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
If you need additional information, please contact:
CMR website: https://cmra.army.mil/