OAS Letterhead
30 Nov 2007

SAMR-ZA

MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority under Section 8083 of the Department of Defense
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008

1. You are hereby delegated the authority to exercise the authority and responsibilities under Section 7403(g) of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) to appoint certain health-care professionals as listed in Section 7403(a)(2) of title 38 U.S.C., and Section 8083 of Public Law 110-116, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The occupations covered by this delegation are Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliaries, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Audiologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Orthotists, Prosthetists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Rehabilitation Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Industrial Hygienists, Psychology Technicians, Social Service Assistants, Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and Dental Hygienists.

2. This is a delegation of the authority delegated to me by the Secretary of the Army in the enclosed memorandum. The authority delegated herein may be further delegated in writing to the lowest practicable level.

3. This delegation is effective immediately. However, unless extended by a continuing resolution, the authority under Section 8083 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2008, and the delegation herein, will expire at the end of the current fiscal year (September 30, 2008).





//original signed//
Ronald J. James                 
Deputy Assistant Secretary
                 (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
Encl



DISTRIBUTION:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
ARMY COMMANDS
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND

US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC
COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND

CF:

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES REGION, EAST
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES REGION, WEST

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP

OFFICE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-HR (MS. WARD)
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MS. JOHNSON)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)



EXPEDITIOUS HIRING AUTHORITIES
FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL OCCUPATIONS

Medical occupations listed below may be filled using "direct hire authority" - a quick and easy way to fill a position and valuable tool when attending recruitment events. The authority may be used to fill a GS or NSPS position.

Please remember to consult with your local Human Resources Office prior to attending a recruiting event to ensure the appropriate groundwork is in place to use the authority.

Audiologist (0665)

Chiropractor (0601)

Dental Assistant (0681)

Dental Hygienist (0682)

Dental Laboratory Technician (0683)

Dentist (0680)

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist (0647)

Dietitian (0630)

Industrial Hygienist (0690)

Nurse (0610, 0620)

Nursing Assistant (0621)

Nutritionist (0630)

Occupational Therapist (0631)

Optometrist (0662)

Orthotist (0660)

Pharmacist (0660)

Podiatrist (0668)

Physical Therapist (0663)

Physician (0602)

Physician's Assistant (0603)

Prosthetist (0667)

Psychologist (0180)

Psychology Assistant (0186)

Social Services Assistant (0186)

Speech Pathologist (0665)

Authority: DOD Appropriations Act Authority