Defense Intelligence Agency


Former DIA Employees

Civilian Legacy Employee Availability Reserve Program (CLEAR)

The Civilian Legacy Employee Availability Reserve (CLEAR) creates a reserve of former DIA civilian personnel who may be re-employed to provide manpower to DIA on a temporary and intermittent basis to:

  • Satisfy a temporary surge in mission
  • Meet mission requirements during an emergency
  • Provide continuity (backfill mission) during the extended absence of other civilian employees
  • And to provide expertise and IC or DIA specific knowledge to temporarily fill critical or hard-to-fill positions

CLEAR program participants will be appointed as intermittent hires for up to six months at a time, not to exceed 12 months. The CLEAR selection process is non-competitive and based solely on qualifications, availability, and the needs of DIA.

CLEAR participants may expect:

  • To repay the Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) buyouts if he or she returns to the Federal Government as an employee within a five-year period. No waivers.
  • No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funding to be available.
  • To work time and hours that are subject to supervisor approval.
  • To not accrue or use compensatory (comp) time, credit hours, overtime or travel comp time.
  • And to serve "at will" and may be released or separated at any time, for any reason, without advance notice.

To enroll or for more information on this program, contact Tashma Bailey at or contact the Human Resources Operations Center at 202-231-4762.

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