December 14, 2000




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Optional Use of Concurrent DA-Wide Vacancy Announcements When
spacerRecruiting for Positions at the Mandatory Career Program Referral
spacerLevel Under the Army Civilian Career Evaluation System (ACCES)



Some activities have continuously experienced problems recruiting for mandatory career program referral level positions because the ACCES generated referral registers contained an insufficient number of interested and available candidates. To address this issue, the following policy change to Army Regulation (AR) 690-950, Civilian Personnel Career Management, is effective immediately.

Functional Chief Representatives may now authorize concurrent use of ACCES and announcements to recruit for mandatory ACCES referral level positions. The area of consideration for the merit promotion announcement must be at least Department of the Army-wide. An ACCES register must be requested to ensure that ACCES registrants receive referral consideration for the position. Selections may be made from either recruitment source.

This policy change will be included in the next revision to AR 690-950. This change does not affect an activity's current authority to consider applicants from an Office of Personnel Management register or referral register under delegated examining authority.

Questions regarding this policy may be directed to Ms. Terry Quander, Chief, Career Management Operations Branch. She may be reached at (703) 325-9293, DSN 221-9293, or email terry.quander@(email address expired)..



//original signed//
David L. Snyder
Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Civilian Personnel Policy)




DISTRIBUTION:
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

COMMANDER
U.S. ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH U.S. ARMY
U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U.S. ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND
U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U.S. ARMY SOUTH
U.S. ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND
U.S. MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND

SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP

FUNCTIONAL CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
COMPTROLLER
SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
CONTRACTING AND ACQUISITION
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY ASSURANCE
ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS (NON-CONSTRUCTION)
MATERIEL MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS (RESOURCES AND CONSTRUCTION)
PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST AMMUNITION SURVEILLANCE

PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
MANPOWER AND FORCE MANAGEMENT
HOUSING MANAGEMENT
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
EDUCATION SERVICES
TRAINING
AMMUNITION MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE
MILITARY PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY
U.S. ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY
KOREA REGION CPOC
USAREUR REGION CPOC
PACIFIC REGION CPOC
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AGENCY

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MR. WILLCHER)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE
(COL SHEA)

CHIEF
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE OFFICE
REGIONALIZATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
NONAPPROPRIATED FUND PERSONNEL POLICY AND PROGRAM
DIVISION
CENTRAL PROGRAM OPERATIONS DIVISION
PROGRAM SUPPORT DIVISION
PLANS AND STRATEGIES DIVISION
CP-10 PROPONENT OFFICE