DoD Civilian Personnel Management Service
 Apr 17, 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICE OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF,
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY

SUBJECT: Extension of Competitive Examining Authorities - Human Resources Directorate, Arlington, Virginia

A review of your competitive examining operations conducted by this office in March 2009 revealed that the competitive examining unit (CEU) is functioning in accordance with instructions provided by the Department of Defense and that procedures contained in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Delegated Examining Operations Handbook are being followed. On this basis, the competitive examining authority for the Civilian Human Resources Agency, Southwest Region, Fort Riley, Kansas is extended until May 5, 2011, as shown in the attached delegation, unless terminated earlier.

Additionally, in accordance with the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum dated May 2, 2006, Subject: Competitive Examining Authority under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), you are authorized to conduct competitive examining for all NSPS positions until May 5, 2011. The next Staff Assistance Visit (SAV) is tentatively scheduled for March 2011.

As a reminder, competitive examining for positions covered under the Luevano consent decree requires use of Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) assessment tools controlled by OPM. OPM continues to provide examining services to examining units that do not have ACWA authority, as well as for Administrative Law Judge positions. A list of covered by ACWA is attached.

Please contact Ms. Brenda Niolet at (703) 696-6301, extension 603, or DSN prefix 426, if you have any questions regarding competitive examining.





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Johnny L. McLean
Deputy Director, Workforce Staffing
Compensation and Benefits
Field Advisory Services


Attachment: As stated


cc:
Ms. Linda Watson
Center for Talent and Capacity Policy
Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415-0001


Department of Defense (DoD)
Extension of Examining Authorities

Under the provisions of Interagency Agreement DoD-1 of April 2008, between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense, the competitive examining authority of the Civilian Human Resources Agency, Southwest Region, Fort Riley, Kansas is extended. The authorization allows the examining unit to examine applications for positions indicated, establish competitor inventories (registers), and issue certificates of eligibles. Additionally, under the provisions of Title 5, United States Code 9902, Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations 9901.515, and the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum dated May 2, 2006, Subject: Competitive Examining Authority under the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), the examining unit is authorized to perform competitive examining for all NSPS positions.

Exercise of the authorities under this agreement must be in conformance with the requirements of law, regulation, the OPM Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, and subsequent guidance.

These authorities may not be re-delegated.

Positions covered: All serviced positions.

Geographic location of covered positions: All serviced locations.

Location of Examining Unit: Fort Riley, KS

Effective Date: May 6, 2009

Expiration Date: May 5, 2011

  • Examining Documentation Retention
    The Component must retain all documentation related to Luevano consent decree examining indefinitely or until released by the court.
  • Agreement Oversight
    CPMS will exercise oversight in accordance with the OPM delegation for all examining activity conducted under this agreement. The Component agrees to cooperatively participate in the oversight effort. Oversight will normally be conducted as part of any Staff Assistance Visit to a Delegated Examining Unit using this examining authority.
  • Delegated Examining Agreement Coverage
    All OPM and DoD delegated examining agreement provisions apply to examining actions under this agreement.
  • Agreement Termination
    DoD may wish to terminate this agreement at any time for violations of the requirements listed above or in the DoD-OPM interagency Delegated Examining Agreement, June 2001. If the Component wishes to terminate the agreement, it will be terminated upon notification to CPMS FAS Division, and the Component taking appropriate closeout actions.
  • Agreement Acceptance/Duration
    This agreement is effective upon DoD approval and signature of the appropriate Component representative. This delegation of authority to examine for ACWA positions covered by the Luevano consent decree is effective for two years.




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    Johnny L. McLean
    Deputy Director,
    Workforce Staffing
    Compensation and Benefits
    Field Advisory Services
    4/15/09