Letterhead for Secretary of the Army

22 May 2009


MEMORANDUM FOR Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
SUBJECT: Delegation of Direct Hire Authority for Scientific and Engineering Positions Within Personnel Demonstration Laboratories

  1. Reference: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness memorandum dated December 16, 2008, subject: Redelegation of Authority under Section 1108 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (enclosed).
  2. I hereby delegate to you the authority, under Section 1108 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, delegated to me in the above reference to appoint qualified candidates possessing an advanced degree to scientific and engineering positions within personnel demonstration laboratories identified in section 9902(c)(2) of title 5, United States Code, without regard to the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code. All appointments made using this authority must comply with Department of Defense implementation guidance and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  3. You may further delegate this authority to the Commanders of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army Medical Command, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The authority may be further delegated, in writing, to a level not lower than the activity commander or activity head.
  4. You are responsible for establishing reporting requirements and ensuring that an annual assessment is conducted on the use of this authority.
  5. This authority and delegation expire on December 31, 2013, unless the delegation is earlier revoked or superseded.




//original signed//
Pete Geren

Encl: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness memorandum, dated Dec. 16, 2008

CF: General Counsel