Letterhead of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon address and the words Force Management Policy
27 SEP 2001




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Personnel Issues Related to Attacks on the World Trade Center and
 Pentagon - Appointment Authority and Policy Waivers



By memorandum dated September 17, 2001, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness advised Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director, Administration & Management, and directors of the Defense Agencies of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) appointment and waiver authorities in support of rescue, recovery, investigation, military support and directly related functions in the wake of attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Specifically, OPM delegated authority to waive dual compensation reductions for temporary positions, and granted a waiver for the repayment of voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) to temporarily rehire former Federal employees who perform critical specialized work in direct support of the situation. Specific conditions and requirements for use of these authorities are outlined in the OPM letter dated September 14, 2001, attached.

This memorandum clarifies that the Intelligence community under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System is delegated dual compensation limitation and buyout repayment waiver authorities under the terms and conditions specified in the OPM letter to effect appropriate temporary appointment under its title 10 authority. Use of these authorities must meet the requirements specified in the OPM letter, including reports requirements. Staff of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy) and the Civilian Personnel Management Service will work with the Intelligence community and OPM to develop more specific guidance on how to best address reporting for the community.

My point of contact for this matter is Ms. Beth Baird, who can be reached at (703) 695-2330, or by email at beth.baird@osd.mil.



//original signed//
J. L. Schrader
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Civilian Personnel Policy


Attachment: As stated



DISTRIBUTION:
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
(CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY)
DEPUTY ASSISTANT CERETARY OF THE NAVY
(CIVILIAN PERSONNEL/EEO)
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIRFORCE
(FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL)
CHIEF, OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES
NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY