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).
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.
Dental Assistant (0681)
Dental Hygienist (0682)
Dental Laboratory Technician (0683)
Diagnostic Radiological Technologist (0647)
Industrial Hygienist (0690)
Nurse (0610, 0620)
Nursing Assistant (0621)
Occupational Therapist (0631)
Physical Therapist (0663)
Physician's Assistant (0603)
Psychology Assistant (0186)
Social Services Assistant (0186)
Speech Pathologist (0665)
Authority: DOD Appropriations Act Authority