Letterhead for Deputy Chief of Staff, G1

DAPE-CPZ 25 August 2010


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) Delegation and Reporting Instructions for Healthcare Professional Positions

  1. References:
    1. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) memorandum, dated 30 September 2009, Subject: Delegation of Authority under Section 1599c of Title 10, United States Code.
    2. Secretary of the Army memorandum, dated 24 February 2010, Subject: Delegation of Authority of Expedited Hiring Authority to Appoint Highly Qualified Persons to Shortage Category Health-care Professional Positions.
    3. Office of the Assistant Secretary (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) memorandum, dated 3 March 2010, Subject: Delegation of Authority of Expedited Hiring Authority to Appoint Highly Qualified Persons to Shortage Category Health-care Professional Positions.
  2. This memorandum transmits the Department of Defense, Secretary of the Army, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) delegations of authority to appoint highly qualified individuals, at all grade levels, to designated health-care positions as referenced in 1.a. above. The ASA (M&RA) memorandum provides for further re-delegation to the lowest practical level, in writing.
  3. The delegation of the EHA, which has been held in abeyance since 3 March 2010, is now being transmitted for use due to the expiration of the Department of Defense (DoD) Direct Hire Authority (DHA) on 30 September 2010. Upon expiration of the DoD DHA, the Department of the Army still has the Office of Personnel Management DHA for six medical occupations: Medical Officers (0602), Nurses (0610), Practical Nurses (0620), Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists (0647), Pharmacists (0660), and Veterinarians (0701). The pending DoD Appropriations Act and the National Defense Authorization Act may contain language that addresses DoD's needs for healthcare hiring authorities. If and when such language is received, we will publish additional guidance.
  4. Reference 1.a. establishes reporting requirements in connection with the use of the EHA for health-care professionals in occupations identified as shortage category positions. My office will evaluate the utilization of this authority for effectiveness, compile and submit the necessary data to meet the requirements of Section IX.B.1 through 7 to the Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Management Service.
  5. To enable the Army to fully comply with the requirements of Section IX.B.5 and 6, the Commanders of the Army Commands, the Commanders of the Army Service Component Commands, Commanders/Superintendent of the Direct Reporting Units, and the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army will provide this office annual narrative reports on the effectiveness of the authority in meeting staffing needs and information that would support continued use or non-use of this authority with proper justification of the nonselection of veteran preference eligibles, specifically annotating why the qualifications of nonselected preference eligibles are not approximately equal to those of selected non-preference candidates. Items such as those listed below should be considered in preparing the narrative report when addressing the authority effectiveness:
    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.
  6. DoD establishes reporting requirements on the use of this authority to be submitted each fiscal year (FY). My office will prepare and submit the Department of the Army report for FY2010. Commands will provide to this office the FY2011 and FY2012 information as follows:
    1. 1 October 2010 through 30 September 2011 - due 15 October 2011;
    2. 1 October 2011 through 30 September 2012 - due 15 October 2012.
  7. The point of contact for this action is Mia Franken, (703) 325-6563, DSN 221, or at e-mail: Mia.Franken1@us.army.mil




//original signed//
Susan Duncan      
                        Assistant G-1 for Civilian Personnel

3 Encl:
1. OSD memorandum, 30 Sep 2009
2. SA memorandum, 24 Feb 2010
3. ASA (M&RA) memorandum, 3 Mar 2010





DISTRIBUTION:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
CIVILIAN HR DIRECTORS
U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U.S. ARMY EUROPE
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
U.S. ARMY NORTH
U.S. ARMY SOUTH
U.S. ARMY PACIFIC
U.S. ARMY AFRICA
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EIGHTH ARMY
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U.S. ARMY RESERVE COMMAND

U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND
SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
OFFICE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-CQ
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MS. JOHNSON)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE (MS. NUGENT)