OAS Letterhead

SAMR-ZA 25 Mar 2010


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Redelegation of Authority - Recruitment, Relocation, Retention and Enhanced Retention Incentives

  1. References:
    1. Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum, September 21, 2006, subject: Implementation of Recruitment, Relocation and Retention Incentives
    2. Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum, February 5, 2008, subject: Implementation of Enhanced Retention Incentives Authorities
    3. DoDI 1400.25-M, Volume 575, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses, Retention Allowances, and Supervisory Differentials, April 6, 2009
    4. DoD 7000.14-R, DoD Financial Management Regulation, 4 March 2010
  2. You are hereby delegated the authority to approve recruitment, relocation, retention, and enhanced retention incentives. The authority to approve these incentives for covered positions may be further delegated, in writing, and shall be exercised consistent with OPM, DoD and DA policy. This delegation of authority to approve recruitment, relocation, retention, and enhanced retention incentives does not apply to Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), and Scientific and Professional (ST) or equivalent positions. Recruitment, relocation, retention and enhanced retention incentives must be implemented within current budget limitations.
  3. The delegations of authority issued in SAMR-ZA memorandum, March 31, 2008, subject: Delegation of Authority - Implementation of Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives and SAMR-ZA memorandum, August 19, 2008, subject: Delegation of Authority - Implementation of Enhanced Retention Incentives Authorities are superseded with the issuance of this new delegation.
  4. These incentives are intended to help recruit new employees, relocate current employees, retain employees with unusually high or unique qualifications, who fulfill a special agency need, when positions would be difficult to fill in the absence of the incentive or retain employees when the employee's organization is subject to closure or relocation and the employee is likely to leave his or her current position for a different position in the Federal service. Authorizing officials must ensure efficient, effective, budget conscious use of the incentives to support mission requirements, to meet future staffing requirements, or to assist in geographic and organizational moves to cross-level skills and talent. The Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 will issue additional instructions and procedures as necessary to support operational requirements and ensure the appropriate use of the incentives. Each determination to grant an incentive will be documented describing the supporting factors used to authorize the incentive and the reasons for establishing the amount and timing of the payments. Managers, supervisors, and other officials authorized to determine eligibility for incentives are "Accountable Officials" and must comply with Volume 5, Chapter 33, and Volume 8, Chapter 3 of the DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14-R.
  5. This redelegation is effective immediately and expires on September 30, 2012, unless earlier suspended, revoked or superseded.
  6. To the extent this memorandum impacts bargaining unit employees' conditions of employment; activities are reminded to meet their statutory labor relations obligations in its implementation.




//original signed//
THOMAS R. LAMONT                   
Assistant Secretary of the Army
        (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

Encls



DISTRIBUTION:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
US ARMY COMMANDS
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
MILITARY SURFACE DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
US ARMY NETWORK AND ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND (ARMY)
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
US ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
US ARMY ACCESSIONS 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-CQ
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE