OAS Letterhead
September 14, 2000




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT:   Delegation of Authority to Approve Appointments of Retired
spacer Members of the Armed Forces Within 180 Days After Retirement

On August 31, 2000, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy) approved an Interim Change to the DoD 180-day waiver policy found in Department of Defense Directive (DODD) 1402.1, Employment of Retired Members of the Armed Forces. The change allows Component Secretaries to delegate the authority to waive the 180-day waiting period to appoint retired military members to certain GS positions at grades GS-8 and above.

I hereby delegate authority to approve appointments of retired members of the armed forces within 180-days after retirement as follows:

a. To the level above the appointing authority for all Category A positions (as defined in DODD 1402.1). This includes wage system positions, GS positions at grades GS-7 and below, and GS positions at grades GS-8 to GS-15 for which payment of travel expenses to first duty station has been authorized.

b. To major Army command (MACOM) commanders for all Category B positions (as defined in DODD 1402.1) within their purview. This includes GS positions at grades GS-8 to GS-15 not covered by paragraph 1.

c. To the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for all other Category B positions (GS positions at grades GS-8 to GS-15 not covered by paragraph 1 and not within the purview of a MACOM commander).

Approval authority may not be redelegated.

This delegation does not apply to positions in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), formerly the Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System. The authority to approve requests for waiver of the 180-day waiting period for Category A DCIPS positions is the level above the appointing authority. The authority to approve requests for waiver of the 180-day waiting period for Category B DCIPS positions is set forth in AR 690-13.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) retains authority to waive the waiting period for Senior Executive Service (SES) and SES equivalent positions. Send requests through command channels to the Senior Executive Service Office, ATTN: SAMR-SES, Room 2C670, 111 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0111.

I hereby rescind paragraph 12-4 of AR 690-300, chapter 300. Requests for waivers must be considered under the standards of DODD 1402.1 and Title 5 United States Code, section 3326.

I hereby rescind all prior delegations of authority to approve requests for waivers of the 180-day waiting period. Prior delegations include paragraph 12-3 of AR 690-300, chapter 300, and the recent delegation of certification authority of Logistics Assistance Representatives in the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

My point of contact for this issue is Ms. Peggy Smith, who may be reached at (703) 325-5011, or by email at Peggy.Smith@(email address expired).



//original signed//
David L. Snyder
Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Civilian Personnel Policy)




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US ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY
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