Feb 1, 2006
MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICE OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF,
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY
SUBJECT: Request for Extension for Administrative Careers with America
(ACWA) Examining Authority
This responds to your January 19, 2006, memorandum requesting an extension of
authority to examine for positions subject to the Luevano consent decree using the ACWA
examination process. Your request for an extension of ACWA examining authority is
approved for Department of Army's five continental United States Delegated Examining
Units and will become effective on the date the attached Examining Instrument Agreement
The Civilian Personnel Management Service, Field Advisory Services, will exercise oversight for all ACWA examining conducted. Please contact Ms. Christine Johnson at
(703) 696-6301, extension 619, if you have any questions regarding delegated examining.
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)
Examining Instrument Agreement
Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) Positions
The Department of the Army has been delegated authority to use the examining instruments
developed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for ACWA positions covered by
the Luevano consent decree. In compliance with OPM guidance, this Component agrees to
the following mandatory requirements.
No modification of the content of the instruments or values used in the scoring process is
permitted. The instruments must be used intact in the manner approved under the
Luevano consent decree.
Test Security Requirements
The Component is required to comply with OPM test security requirements; to use only
trained test administrators, test control officers, and test monitors; and to report any
compromise of test materials to OPM's Chicago Service Center, John C. Kluczynski
Federal Building, DPN 30-3, 230 Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60604, and to the
Civilian Personnel Management Service (CPMS), Field Advisory Section, 1400 Key Boulevard,
Suite B 200, Arlington, VA 22209-5144.
Reproduction and Distribution
The Component is responsible for all reporduction and distribution of examining
materials within its organization. Reproduction must be in accordance with government-wide
requirements relating to such material.
Required Report Submission
The Component agrees to submit asll required reports to its OPM Service Center and to
the CPMS in a timely manner using the addresses shown in item 2 above.
Examining Documentation Retention
The Component must retain all documentation related to Luevano consent decree
examining indefinately or until released by the court.
CPMS will excercise 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.
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, October 2000.
If the Component wishes to terminate the agreement, it will be terminated upon
notification to Civilian Personnel Management Service, Field Advisory Services
Division, and the Component taking appropriate closeout actions.
This agreement is effective uopn 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 one year.
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Civilian Personnel Management Services
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Melinda McMillon Darby
Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel
Department of the Army