MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION>
SUBJECT: Area of Consideration - Department of Defense (DoD)
Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) Interchange Agreement
1. The NAF Interchange Agreement allows certain DoD NAF employees to be appointed to positions in the Federal civil service competitive system without being referred from a civil service employment register. It also allows Federal civil service employees to be appointed to NAF positions noncompetitively.
2. You are encouraged, whenever practical, to extend the area of consideration for Army merit promotion announcements to all eligible NAF Interchange employees. Upon determining the extent of the area of consideration, managers should consider union agreements, high-grade restrictions, local strength policies and other local constraints.
3. This memorandum serves as a reminder that NAF employees are a valuable source of well-qualified candidates who hold a variety of positions that include Information, Financial and Recreation Management, Business Programs, and Program Planning, Management and Evaluation (Encl 1). Because the activities, principles, missions and programs of the NAF and Appropriated Fund (APF) systems are sufficiently similar, the workforce knowledge and skill are compatible and interchangeable. The enclosure provides a more detailed listing of NAF positions. Accordingly, this guidance is provided to encourage consideration of NAF employees for APF jobs, as well as providing managers a larger candidate pool.
4. The point of contact for this action is Ms. Sandra Curran at 703-325-7762, or DSN 221-7762; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1: