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Matrix: Delegation of Authority

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Category Description of Delegation Approval Level Reference Available At:
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Personnel management in agencies, AR690-200, Chapter 250 Authority for the conduct of civilian personnel matters and "appointing authority" Major Army commands (MACOMs) and Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (AASA) with authority to redelegate through command channels to commanders of independent field activities AR 690-200, Chapter 250 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ cpol/ar690-200/c5ar690-200chap250/ subchapter1.htm
Civilian service recognition Authority to approve the Sec Def Medal for Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Commander (lieutenant colonel and above) or civilian equivalent Army Memo, 30 Jul 08, subject: Delegation of Authority - Sec Def Medal for GWOT http://cpol.army.mil/library/ mer/secdef-gwot.html
Civilian honorary recognition Authority to approve the Meritorious Civilian Service Award ACOM, ASCC, DRU Commanders/ AASA AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, para 8-3 and Table 8-1 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Civilian honorary recognition Authority to approve the Superior Civilian Service Award Commander (brigadier general and above) or civilian equivalent organizational heads AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 8-4

DAPE-ZA memo, subject: Blanket Exception to AR 672-20, Incentive Awards - Approval Level for the Superior Civilian Service Award (03/18/2009)
http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf

http://cpol.army.mil/library/mer/ 090318-DAPE-ZA-memo.html
Civilian honorary recognition Authority to approve the Commander's Award for Civilian Service Commander (colonel and above) or civilian equivalent AR 672-20, Incentive Awards, paragraph 8-5 and Table 8-1 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Civilian honorary recognition Authority to approve the Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal ACOM, ASCC, DRU Commanders/ AASA and Principal HQDA Staff Agency Heads; this authority may be redelegated AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 8-14 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Public service awards Authority to approve the Outstanding Civilian Service Award Secretary of the Army or ACOM, ASCC, DRU Commanders/ AASA. May be redelegated to any commander in the rank of Major General or above AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 9-3 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Public service awards Authority to approve the Commander's Award for Public Service Any commander, (colonel and above); Commanders exercising courts-martial authority; Principal officials of HQDA staff agencies; and Officials of general officer or SES rank. AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 9-4 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Public service awards Authority to approve the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service ACOM, ASCC, DRU commanders/ AASA AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 9-6 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Monetary form of recognition Authority to approve cash awards up to $10,000 ACOM, ASCC, DRU commanders/ AASA for cash awards up to $10,000. They may delegate to subordinate commands or activities authority to approve any amount up to $10,000 AR 672-20, (01/29/1999), Incentive Awards, Change 1, para 2-5 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Monetary form of recognition Performance awards exceeding 10% of Basic Pay ACOM, , ASCC, DRU commanders/ AASA AR 672-20, Incentive Awards, paragraph 5-4 http://www.usapa.army.mil/ pdffiles/r672_20.pdf
Foreign allowances Authority to extend the 10-day limit for Foreign Transfer Allowance MACOM commanders/AASA without further delegation DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances (03/20/2000) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_forallow.html
Foreign allowances Authority to approve simultaneous payment of temporary quarters subsistance allowance (TQSA) and living quarters allowance (LQA) MACOM commanders/ AASA with further delegation authorized to local commander but no lower DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances (03/20/2000)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_forallow.html
Foreign allowances Authority to approve waivers for LQA when unusual circumstances or circumstances or other circumstances described in memo exist MACOM commanders/ AASA. This authority cannot be further delegated. DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances (03/20/2000) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_forallow.html
Foreign Allowances Authority to approve Separate Maintenance Allowances MACOM commanders/ AASA. This authority cannot be further delegated. DASA(CPP) Memo, SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Foreign Allowances (03/20/2000) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_forallow.html
Delegated examining authority Authority to approve requests for additions to the delegated examining authority of examining offices CHRA DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegated Examining Authority (07/17/2001) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_del-x-auth.html
Repayment of student loans Authority to approve repayment of student loans MACOM commanders/ AASA for redelegation to lowest practical level DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Department of Defense (DoD) Student Loan Repayment Program (03/22/2005) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/032205-sloan.html
Professional liability insurance (PLI) reimbursement requests Authority to approve professional liability insurance (PLI) reimbursement requests MACOM commanders/ AASA for redelegation to the lowest practical level. DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Reimbursement Requests (09/29/2000) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_auth_pli.html
Payment of expenses to obtain professional credentials Authority to pay for employees to obtain and renew professional credentials MACOM Commanders/ AASA with authority to redelegate to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Payment of Expenses to Obtain Professional Credentials for Army Civilian Employees (06/20/2003) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ train/tld-062003.html
Short-term training Authority to approve short-term (120 calendar days or less) non-Government training Installation and activity commanders, who may delegate the authority to line managers TAPC-CPP-T memo, subject: Policy Changes on Non-Government Training (07/26/1993) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ train/930726.html
Restoration of annual leave Authority to make determination of exigency which prevented the employee from using leave to avoid forfeiture ACOM, ASCC, DRU Commanders/AASA with authority to further delegate, in writing, to supervisors and managers SAMR-PO Memo, Subject: Restoration of Annual Leave - Delegation of Authority to Approve Exigencies http://cpol.army.mil/library/ mer/090602-ann-leave.html
Position classification authority Authority to classify civilian positions. MACOM commanders/ AASA with provisions for delegation through subordinate supervisory chain DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Position Classification Authority (11/17/1997) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ class/del_cl_auth.html
Hours of work Authority to establish and change tours of duty of civilian employees, establish flexible and compressed work schedules and make adverse agency impact determinations with respect to the establishment or termination of flexible and compressed work schedules Commanders or directors of activities employing civilian personnel DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authorities, 5 U.S. Code Chapter 61, Hours of Work (12/04/2001) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/ben_120401-2.html
DA career intern program mobility agreements Authority to waive fulfillment of intern mobility agreements for ACTEDS centrally funded interns MACOM commanders and AASA (NOTE: AR 690-950 is being revised for clarity) AR 690-950, Career Management (01/31/2002), para 3-24bhttp://docs.usapa.belvoir.army.mil/ jw2/xmldemo/r690_950/head.asp
Reduction in force (RIF) Authority to approve action involving involuntary separation by RIF or transfer of function (TOF) outside the commuting area, or fewer than 50 direct hire, permanent, U.S. citizen employees.(Excluding SES) MACOM commanders/ AASA with authority to redelegate no lower than commanders and heads of subordinate activities. DAPE-CPE message 171955Z, Feb 94, subject: Delegation of Authority - Reduction in Force (RIF) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) (02/17/1994)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_rif_vsip.html
Reduction in force (RIF) Authority to approve action involving involuntary separation by RIF or transfer of function (TOF) outside the commuting area, of 50 or more direct hire, permanent, U.S. citizen employees.(Excluding SES) Assistant Secretay of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASA(M&RA) DAPE-CPE message 171955Z, Feb 94, subject: Delegation of Authority - Reduction in Force (RIF) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) (02/17/1994)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_rif_vsip.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to approve Regularly Scheduled Standby Duty Pay. MACOM commanders/ AASA and can be further delegated to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to appove Premium Pay on an Annual Basis for Admin Uncontrollable Work MACOM commanders/ AASA and can be further delegated to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to approve Training Agreements MACOM commanders/ AASA and can be further delegated to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to approve advanced-in hiring rates MACOM commanders/ AASA and can be further delegated to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to decide on conversions of positions brought into the competitive service MACOM commanders/ AASA; cannot be further delegated ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Divestiture of civilian personnel authorities Authority to file reports of Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreements MACOM commanders/ AASA and can be further delegated to lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities (11/18/1996)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_div_cpa.html
Time-in-grade restrictions Authority to approve promotions as exceptions to the time-in-grade restricitons to avoid hardship to the agency or the employee in individual meritorious cases. Provisions apply to both the competitive and excepted services. Officials with personnel appointing authority DAPE-CPE message 162215Z, Sep 91, subject: Revision of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Regulations Governing Time-in-Grade (TIG) Restrictions (09/16/1991) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/stf_opm_tig.html
Time limits for certain temporary appointments Authority to approve exceptions to the two-year maximum service limit for individual appointments and to the restrictions on successive temporary appointments to the same or successor positions Commanders at bases scheduled to close within two years DAPE-CPC message 071800Z, Feb 95, SUBJECT: Exceptions to Time Limits for Certain Temporary Appointments (02/07/1995) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/tempappt95.html
Appointment of certain civilian health care professionals Authority to use Secretary of Veterans Affairs' authority for appointment of civilian health care professional occupations listed in Title 38 MACOM commanders/ AASA who may further delegate ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority Under Section 8102, Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-287 (11/17/2004) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/111704-delauth.html
Hours of work and payment of premium pay Authority to use the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs authority for title 38 premium pay-related authorities and hours of work authorities Designated MACOM commanders who may further redelegate to lowest practicable level ASA(M&RA) memos, subject: Recruitment and Retention of Civilian Medical Personnel (05/21/04 and 12/10/04) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/121004-civmedpers.html
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Waive 30 days of 3-year minimum service requirement under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Authority to waive 30 days of the 3-year minimum service requirement under the amendments to the VEOA of 1998 MACOM commanders/ AASA and Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA) DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Waive 30 Days of the 3-year Minimum Service Requirement under the Amendments to the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 (11/14/2004) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/111400-delauth.html
Premium pay limitations Authority to waive applicaton of the biweekly limitation on premium pay for employees performing critical work Officials with personnel appointing authority AG-1(CPP) memo, subject: Premium Pay Limitations (04/04/2003) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/ben_040403.html
Grade and pay retention Authority to extend grade and pay retention MACOM commanders/ AASA with authority to redelegate to appointing officials HQDA message, DAPE-CPE, 171340Z August 1990, subject: Delegation of Grade and Pay Retention Approval Authority (08/17/1990) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ benefits/del_auth_pay.html
Direct hire Authority to exercise the direct hire authorities provided by OPM regulations published in the June 13, 2003 Federal Register MACOM commanders/ AASA who may further delegate to the lowest practical level ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Delegation of New Human Resource Flexibilities - Direct Hire Authority (12/08/2003) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/120803-del.html
Voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) and Voluntary separation incentive pay (VSIP) Authority to approve VERA/VSIP for employees up to the GS-15 level or equivalent MACOM commanders/ AASA who may further delegate to the lowest practical level, but not lower than the local commander or activity head ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: National Security Personnel System - Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) and (VERA) (01/29/2004) http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/012904nsps-vsipvera.html
Dual compensation reduction waivers Authority to extend 9-11 dual compensation reduction waivers during the national emergency MACOM commanders/ AASA who may further delegate to the lowest practical level, but not lower than the local commander or activity head AG-1(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Dual Compensation Reduction Waivers (06/30/2004)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/060304-deldualcomp.html
Retired military 180-day wait waivers (NOTE: review requirement is suspended during current national emergency)Authority to approve appointments of retired members of the armed forces within 180-days after retirement (NOTE: review requirement is suspended during current national emergency) MACOM commanders/ AASA; approval authority may not be redelegated (NOTE: review requirement is suspended during current national emergency) DASA(CPP) memo, subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Appointments of Retired Members of the Armed Forces Within 180 Days After Retirement (09/14/2000) (NOTE: review requirement is suspended during current national emergency)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/del_auth180.html
(NOTE: review requirement is suspended during current national emergency)
Academic degree training Authority to approve civilain academic degree training ASA(M&RA) G-1 memo, subject: Recission of Delegation of Authority for Civilian Personnel Policy/Management (10/30/2003)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ train/103003-recind.html
Employment of annuitants Authority to hire and compensate annuitants at grades GS-15 and below or equivalent Managers and supervisors ASA(M&RA) memo, subject: Employment of Annuitants (04/13/2004)http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/041304-annuitants.html
Suitability determinations and adjudication Authority for suitability determinations and adjudication CHRA AG-1 for CP memo, subject: Delegation of Authority for Suitability Adjudication 06/02/2005 http://cpol.army.mil/library/ staff/060205suitability.html