13 OCT 2010
MEMORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS)
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority - Credit for Prior Non-Federal Work
Experience and Certain Military Service for Determining Annual Leave Accrual Rate
Title 5, United States Code, Section 6303.
Title 5, Code 01 Federal Regulations, Section 630.205.
Department 0f Defense Instruction 1400.25, Volume 631, dated August
31, 2009, subject: DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Credit for Prior
Non-Federal Work Experience and Certain Military Service for Determining
Leave Accrual Rate.
I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary 0f the Army (Manpower and
Reserve Affairs) the authority to authorize service credit for prior non-Federal
work experience and honorable, active duty military service not otherwise
creditable for purposes of determining annual leave accrual rates for eligible
individuals. This authority will be exercised consistent with governing law, Office
of Personnel Management regulations and Department 0f Defense policy and
Unless expressly prohibited or restricted by law, directive, regulation, or
policy, or as set forth herein, you may re-delegate this authority to other
Department of the Army officials. Should you elect to do so, you will remain
cognizant of and accountable for all actions taken in the exercise of this authority
by those who have been delegated this authority at any level. Should you elect
to re-delegate this authority, you may further restrict or condition your delegate's
exercise of same. A re -delegation of authority shall not be effective unless it is in
writing, signed by you, and has been determined not to be legally objectionable
upon review by the Office of the Army General Counsel. No re-delegation shall
take effect until a record copy of same has been provided to the Office of the
Administrative Assistant for archiving. I will hold you responsible for any and all
actions taken pursuant to this delegation or any re-delegation thereof.
In view of the Army's current operating environment and competing
requirements for limited resources, I ask that this authority be exercised
judiciously due to the enduring costs to the Department and impact on agency
efficiency. There is no entitlement to credit for non-Federal employment or,
active duty military service. Leave service computation credit should be
considered only when such credit would serve as an incentive to acquire high
quality talent for positions that are important to mission accomplishment or
achievement of performance goals. In this regard, I direct that you require and
personally review recurring reports to evaluate the use of this authority and the
justifi:ation provided by any delegates, to ensure this authority is being exercised
appropriately. Should conditions warrant, you will suspend the use of and/or
rescind further delegation of the authority, as appropriate.
Although not a limitation on your authority to act in my behalf, in those cases
specified above where your proposed decision represents a change in precedent
or policy; is of significant White House, Congressional, Department, or public
interest; or has been, or should be, of interest or concern to me, for any reason,
you will brief me prior to the decision unless the exigencies of the situation
preclude such action. Continue my practice of coordination with the Office of the
Army General Counsel.
This delegation is effective immediately and expires September 30, 2013,
unless earlier revoked or superseded.
John M. McHugh