OAS Letterhead
October 23, 2001




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Recruitment for Temporary Appointments Related to the Terrorists Attacks



By memorandum of September 19, 2001, subject: Personnel Issues Related to Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon - Appointment Authority and Policy Waivers, we provided you Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Office, Secretary of Defense guidance on the new temporary Schedule A 213.3102(i)(3) appointing authority and OPM's authorization of waiver of repayment of voluntary separation incentives. Also, we further delegated waiver authority for dual compensation reductions for Federal retirees by that memorandum. At that time, we anticipated that hiring requirements would be limited and could be met through local identification of qualified retired civilian employees/military members and/or other candidates without the need for examination/rating of applicants, consistent with Staffing Task List responsibilities for "Emergency Hire". Several commands now are indicating that recruitment is necessary to fill some attack related positions.

We encourage activities to continue, to the extent possible, to meet attack related hiring needs through local identification of candidates who can be selected without examination/rating. If activities cannot meet their needs in that manner or if they otherwise find that a veterans' preference eligible is among the available applicants, they need to submit a Request for Personnel Action (RPA) to the responsible Civilian Personnel Operations Center (CPOC) for recruitment and examination/rating of applicants. Enclosure 3 outlines 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 302 requirements and special provisions for attack related appointments. Normally 5 CFR 302 requires examination/rating of applicants if there is a veterans' preference and/or priority placement eligible among the applicants. In the case of Schedule A 213.3102(i)(3) appointments, however, only veterans' preference eligibles are of concern since fill of the positions has been exempted from priority placement.

The CPOC will announce vacancies requiring examination/rating on Civilian Personnel OnLine (CPOL) like other vacancies, except that the announcements will indicate that the vacancies are related to the terrorist attacks and that, as applicable, dual compensation limits for Federal retirees and voluntary separation pay incentive repayment may be waived. CPOL is the Army's focal point for individuals seeking employment with the Army and announcement on CPOL is an efficient recruitment methodology for filling both competitive and excepted service vacancies. Conduct of recruitment activities by the CPOCs is in line with established Staffing Task List responsibilities and the CPOCs are staffed to carry out those activities. The Business Process Maps (BPM) at Enclosures 1 and 2 clarify Staffing Task List responsibilities for fill actions that do not require examination/rating and those that do respectively with specific regard to the new appointing authority and policy waiver provisions.

When vacancies require examination/rating, major Army commands and/or installation CPACs should forward any applications they have received from other sources to the responsible CPOC so that the applicants may be considered concurrently with additional persons recruited by the CPOC and veterans' preference can be applied. Any local publicity of the vacancies under recruitment should direct interested applicants to the Employment portion of CPOL. The CPOCs will give the highest priority to recruitment and fill of attack related positions.



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David L. Snyder
Deputy Assistant Secretary
(Civilian Personnel Po
Enclosures
      1. BPM: Recruitment Action - Attack Related Temporary Excepted Positions (Examination/Rating Not Required) Powerpoint Slide
      2. BPM: Recruitment Action - Attack Related Temporary Excepted Positions (Examination/Rating Required) Powerpoint Slide
      3. 5 CFR 302 Requirements and Special Provisions for Attack Related Appointments




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OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (JDPES-W)

COMMANDER
US ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY
EIGHTH US ARMY
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY PACIFIC
MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
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US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND
US ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
US ARMY RESERVE PERSONNEL COMMAND
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US SOUTHERN COMMAND
SUPERINTENDENT, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL

DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY

CF:
DIRECTOR
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY
US ARMY EUROPE CPOC
PACIFIC REGION CPOC
KOREA REGION CPOC

CHIEF
CENTRAL PROGRAM OPERATIONS DIVISION
CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROPONENT OFFICE
MODERNIZATION AND FUNCTIONAL AUTOMATION DIVISION
NONAPPROPRIATED FUND PERSONNEL POLICY AND PROGRAM DIVISION
PLANS AND STRATEGIES DIVISION
POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
PROGRAM SUPPORT DIVISION
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE OFFICE