APR-15-2005 09:12    CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLlCY

AGREEMENT FOR THE MOVEMENT OF PERSONNEL
BETWEEN THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM AND
THE DEFENSE CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL SYSTEM



In accordance with the authority provided in 5 CFR R 6.7 and pursuant to the following agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD), employees serving in positions in the former Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS), now the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) in the military departments (Army, Navy, including Marines, and Air Force) may be appointed to positions in the competitive civil service. Likewise, employees serving in positions in the competitive civil service may be appointed to positions under DClPS in the military departments, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Type of appointment held before movement.
    Employees of DCIPS must be currently serving in continuing positions under permanent excepted appointments in a military department or have been involuntarily separated from such appointments without personal cause within the preceding year. Employees in the competitive civil service must be or have been serving in continuing positions under career-conditional or career appointments.
  2. Qualification requirements.
    Employees of DClPS must meet the qualification standards and requirements for the competitive service positions to which they may be appointed in accordance with OPM established regulations for transfer of employees within the competitive ciyil service. Employees in the competitive service must meet the regular standards and requirements established by the military departments for appointment to DCIPS positions.
  3. Length of service requirement.
    DCIPS employees must have served continuously for at least 1 year in DCIPS positions in a military department before they may be appointed to positions in the competitive civil service under the authority of this agreement. Employees of the competitive civil service must have completed the 1-year probationary period required in connection with their career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service before they may be appointed to positions in DCIPS under the authority of this agreement.
  4. Selection.
    DCIPS employees in a military department may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive civil service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions. Employees in the competitive service are given similar consideration for DCIPS positions consistent with the military departments' policies covering other internal candidates.
  5. Type of Appointment Granted After Movement.
    DClPS employees who are appointed to competitive service positions under the terms of this agreement will have career or career-conditional appointments, depending upon whether they meet the 3-year service requirement for career tenure. The service which commences with a permanent DCIPS appointment will be accepted toward meeting the competitive service requirement. Employees of the competitive service who are appointed to DCIPS positions under the terms of this agreement will receive excepted service appointments.
  6. Probationary and Trial Periods.
    Employees appointed under this agreement, who have previously completed a probationary or trial period, will not be required to serve a new probationary or trial period. Employees receiving an initial appointment to a supervisory and/or managerial position will serve a probationary period as prescribed by the agency.
  7. Status.
    DCIPS employees who are appointed in the competitive civil service under the terms of this agreement will receive competitive civil service status upon appointment. Thereafter, such employees will be entitled to the benefits and privileges provided by the civil service rules and by OPM's regulations for persons having competitive civil service status. Employees of the competitive civil service who are appointed to positions with DCIPS under the terms of this agreement will receive the benefits and privileges that are normally provided to persons who initially receive DCIPS excepted service appointments.
  8. Effective Date.
    This agreement becomes effective upon signature of both parties. The agreement may be modified only with the mutual consent of DoD and OPM.
  9. Ending Date.
    This agreement expires on September 30, 2008, unless extended by mutual agreement. OPM reserves the right to terminate the agreement before the expiration date if it determines the conditions for continuation are no longer met.




(Signature)  _________________
Dan G. Blair    Feb 10, 2005
Acting Director
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
   
// Original signed //   14 Apr 05
David S. C. Chu
Under Secretary of Defense