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DAPE-CPZ 24 Feb 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority - Implementation of Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions

  1. Reference Office of the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated December 23, 2008, subject: Implementation of Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions in Accordance with Subsection 1705(h) of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), as amended by Section 833 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Physical Year 2009 (2009 NDAA), Public Law 110-417 (Enclosed).
  2. The enclosure to the reference, Section IX, A., establishes reporting requirements in connection with the use of the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions. My office will compile the necessary data to meet the requirements of Section IX, A., a. through d. To enable the Army to fully comply with the requirements of Section IX, A.e., the Commanders of Army Commands, the Commanders of the Army Service Component Commands, Commanders/Superintendent of Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army will provide this office quarterly narrative reports on the effectiveness of the use of this authority in meeting your staffing needs. Items such as those listed below should be considered in preparing the narrative report:
    1. hiring flexibility and timeliness;
    2. ability to meet mission needs;
    3. use of the authority alone or with other recruitment tools and/or incentives;
    4. number of available highly qualified candidates;
    5. any other information that addresses the use of this authority to satisfy your recruitment and staffing needs.

    These factors should be evaluated against your established recruitment plans for the acquisition positions to assess the effectiveness of the use of this authority. We are also interested in any best practices that you establish in conjunction with the use of this authority. This may include sources of recruitment that you have used such as job fairs, professional associations, and paid advertising.
  3. In addition, the quarterly reports need to include the names and justifications for all appointments made under this authority. Your considered quarterly reports must be submitted electronically to this office no later than 30 days following the end of each Fiscal Year quarter. Data for the first report should cover the period of 1 March to June 30, 2009, and is due on July 30, 2009.
  4. My point of contact is Mr. William Zeigler. Mr Zeigler may be reached at 703-325-6563, e-mail: William.zeigler@us.army.mil.




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SUSAN DUNCAN
                     Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

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DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
OFFICE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ACQUISITIONS, LOGISTICS, AND TECHNOLOGY), ATTN: SFAE
GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC
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OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)