Sept 28, 2005

DAPE-CP

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 sandra.curran@us.army.mil.

FOR THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1:



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MELINDA McMILLON DARBY
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

COMMANDER
US ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH US ARMY
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY SURFACE DEPLOYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
US ARMY COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY

CF:
SUPERINTENDENT, US MILITARY ACADEMY

DIRECTOR
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CIVILIAN HR REGION, EUROPE
CIVILIAN HR REGION, SOUTHWEST
CIVILIAN HR REGION, PACIFIC
CIVILIAN HR REGION, NORTHEAST
CIVILIAN HR REGION, SOUTH CENTRAL
CIVILIAN HR REGION, NORTH CENTRAL
CIVILIAN HR, REGION KOREA
CIVILIAN HR REGION, WEST
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MS. JOHNSON)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS),
ATTN: SAMR-HR (MS. KLUH)