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UNCLA

SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE (SEP) FOR NONAPPROPRIATED FUND POSITIONS

1. RECENT POLICY GUIDANCE FROM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CLARIFIES SEP ENTITLEMENT.

2. REFUSAL BY THE SPOUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN ESTABLISHED RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES (I.E., INTERVIEW, KSA'S WHERE REQUIRED, ETC.) IS CONSIDERED A DECLINATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND IS A BASIS FOR TERMINATION OF SEP ENTITLEMENT FOR THE CURRENT PCS OF THE SPONSOR.

3. ALL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS MUST INCLUDE A STATEMENT INFORMING APPLICANTS OF THIS RULE

4. POC IS MS. SANDRA CURRAN, DSN 221-7762.



SANDRA CURRAN, Chief
NAF Personnel Policy and Program Division