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SAMR-PO Sep 21 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority - Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation for
                 Calendar Year (CY)

  1. Pursuant to the enclosed memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (USD(P&R)), certain covered National Security Personnel System (NSPS), Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) and other non-NSPS employees are eligible for un increased annual premium pay limitation for CY 2009.
  2. To be eligible for the increased annual premium pay limitation under the DoD guidance, covered employees must meet the following criteria: (1) perform work while in an overseas location that is in the area of responsibility (AOR) of the Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) or an overseas location that was formerly in the AOR of the CENTCOM Commander but has been moved to the AOR of the Commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM); (2) are assigned to an overseas location in the CENTCOM or AFRICOM AORs specified in the guidance for at least 42 consecutive calendar days; and (3) perform work in response to an emergency declared by the President or in direct support of, or directly related to, a military operation, including a contingency operation as defined in 10 U.S. Code §1Ol(a)(13). Eligible employees are entitled to premium payments to the extent the employee's combined payable amount of basic pay and premium pay for CY 2009 does not exceed $227,300. In addition, DCIPS and other non-NSPS employees eligible for the increased annual premium pay limitation are not subject to an aggregate limitation on pay for CY 2009; covered NSPS employees are subject to an aggregate limitation on pay of $227,300 for CY 2009.
  3. Pursuant to the DoD guidance, employees assigned to Iraq and/or Afghanistan for at least 42 consecutive calendar days are deemed to meet the eligibility requirements for the increased annual premium pay limitation. Determinations as to whether employees in the other overseas locations meet the eligibility criteria must be made on a case-bycase basis.
  4. Under authority delegated to me by the Secretary of the Army, I hereby delegate to the Commanders of the Army Commands, the Commanders of the Army Service Component Commands, the Commanders/Superintendent of the Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, the authority to determine when Department of the Army civilian employee:; under their purview, other than employees assigned to Iraq andlor Afghanistan, meet the eligibility criteria for the increased annual premium pay limitation established in the enclosed DoD guidance. For purposes of this delegation, the Principal Officials of the Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), their staffs and other elements, Field Operating Agencies, Staff Support Agencies, and those Direct Reporting Units not covered above (to include the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center) fall under the purview of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. This authority may be further delegated, in writing, to a level no lower than activity commander or civilian head of an activity.
  5. This authority shall be exercised consistent with the enclosed DoD guidance. Commands must also comply with the enclosed Department of the Army Reporting Instructions - Increased Annual Premium Pay Limitation Calendar Year (CY) 2009. The Assistant G1 for Civilian Personnel will provide a report to me regarding the employees to whom the increased annual premium pay limitation for CY 2009 is applied, as soon as practicable after the close of the calendar year.
  6. This delegation is effective immediately and expires two years from September 9, 2009, unless earlier revoked or superseded.
  7. To the extent this memorandum impacts bargaining unit employees' conditions of employment; activities are reminded 10 meet any labor relations obligalions in its implementation.
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//original signed//                    
Thomas R. Lamont                     
Assistant Secretary of the Army
   (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

ARMY COMMANDS
U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
U.S. ARMY EUROPE
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
U.S. ARMY NORTH
U.S. ARMY SOUTH
U.S. ARMY PACIFIC
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
MILITARY SURFACE DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH ARMY
U.S. ARMY NETWORK AND ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND (ARMY)
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U.S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U.S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
GENERAL COUNSEL
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE