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.
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