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September 18, 2000




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) Procedures and Demonstration Projects

The Federal Registers authorizing the Laboratory and Acquisition Demonstration Projects also authorized an alternative DEU process for those positions. The enclosed paper establishes the DEU procedures for candidate referral and selection of the covered demonstration project positions. These procedures are effective immediately.



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




DISTRIBUTION:
OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (JDPES-W)
COMMANDER
U. S. ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH U. S. ARMY
U. S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
U. S. ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND
U. S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
U. S. ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
U. S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
U. S. ARMY SOUTH
U. S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U. S. ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND

DISTRIBUTION (CONTINUED):
U. S. MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
U. S. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
U. S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND
U. S. ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND

SUPERINTENDENT, U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY

DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY
EUROPE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER
PACIFIC REGION CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER

CF:
KOREA REGION CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER

Department of the Army
Delegated Examining Authority (DEA)
Procedures for Personnel Management Demonstration Projects

August 2000




References: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S. Army Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (MRDEC), and U.S. Army Aviation Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AVRDEC); Federal Register published on Thursday, March 11, 1999, Volume 64, Number 47, page 12216. U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL); Federal Register published on Friday, January 21, 2000, Volume 65, Number 14, page 3500. Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project; Federal Register published on Friday, January 8, 1999, Volume 64, Page 1426, Paragraph III.A.1.a.

Purpose: The above Federal Register notices provide a revision to the current procedures for referring external candidates under DEA for these personnel management demonstration project positions. This document describes the specific requirements and procedures for referring the candidates which differ from the standard DEA procedures.

Positions Covered: This procedure applies to all permanent and non-permanent positions covered by the demonstration projects. Positions in the Senior Executive Service and Executive Assignment System, other Senior Level (ST/SL) positions, Administrative Law Judge positions, Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) positions, as well as any other positions subject to an examining process covered by a court order are not covered by this procedure.

Procedure: A candidate's basic eligibility will be determined using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) operating manual, "Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule (GS) Positions," as supplemented by Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements.

Minimum qualifications for a position will be those for the lowest equivalent GS grade of the applicable pay band level. Selective placement factors may be established in accordance with the Qualification Standards Handbook and OPM Delegated Examining Operations Handbook if critical to successful job performance. Such factors will be communicated to applicants in the vacancy announcement and must be met for basic eligibility.

Candidates who meet the basic (minimum) qualifications will be further evaluated using the following Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) procedures. Candidates will receive a score of 70, 80, or 90. No intermediate score will be granted except for candidates who are entitled to veterans' preference. Preference eligibles will receive an additional 5 or 10 points depending on preference eligibility.

Candidates will be placed in one of three quality groups based on their score that includes any veterans' preference points: Basically Qualified (70 and 75); Highly Qualified (80 and 85); or Superior (90, 95, or 100). For example, a 10 point veteran who scores 70 based on the crediting plan, has a total score of 80 and is placed in the Highly Qualified group, the highest applicable group for the individual.

Names of preference eligibles will be entered on the Certificate of Eligibles ahead of others with the same score. For example, in the Highly Qualified group, any eligibles with a score, including preference points, of 80 are entered ahead of non-veterans with the same score of 80

Candidate Referral and Selection: