March 7, 1997




MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTOR, ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT
 OFFICE, OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT
 SECRETARY (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND
 ACQUISITION, 103 ARMY PENTAGON,
 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20310-0103

SUBJECT: Request for Exception to the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP)-
 - Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Competitive Development Group (CDG)



This confirms that placements of AAC CDG employees into developmental assignments fall under the PPP exception in DoD Manual 1400.20-1-M, Chapter 4, paragraph C2b pertaining to placements within the component for formal development/training purposes as provided by 5 CFR 410.

This exception is applicable only to CDG assignments at the same or lower grade as the employees' last permanent grade held before the developmental assignment.

The reference cited above should be documented when processing the reassignment or change to lower grade into the CDG assignment.



//original signed//
JoAnna M. Bryan
Army Component Coordinator


Enclosures

 1. Memorandum for Mr. Gene Pollard

 2. Memorandum for Ms. Joanna Bryan







Addendum - POC Update - 02/08/02

DoD PPP Operations Manual, July 1998, superceded DoD Manual 1400.20-1-M.
The applicable exception citation in the DoD PPP Operations Manual is Chapter 4C2d. Point of Contact is Bobby Winn at (703) 325-1346.