DCIPS Adjustment In Force (AIF) is the DCIPS force shaping and reduction mechanism. While DoD Components with DCIPS positions make every reasonable effort to avoid AIF, if it becomes necessary, it will be accomplished with maximum advance planning to ensure minimum disruption to mission and employees.
The DCIPS Retention Program (DRP) was established to assist DoD Components with DCIPS Positions undergoing Adjustment in Force (AIF), where DCIPS employees are pending separation by AIF. The programs helps match employees pending separation with available DCIPS positions in a consistent,
equitable and timely manner.