OAS Letterhead
March 23, 2001




MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Section 808 of the Fiscal Year 2001 National Defense
 Authorization Act (NDAA), Public Law 106-398



Enclosed is the Department of Defense (DoD) memorandum which provides implementation guidance to DoD Components on the effect of the new education requirements for the Acquisition Workforce. These new requirements were mandated by Section 808 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, Public Law 106-398.

Please note that DoD interprets this requirement to apply only to new military and civilian entrants into the GS-1102 occupational series and contracting officer positions as of October 1, 2000. DoD civilian personnel, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting officer positions on or before September 30, 2000, are excluded from this new requirement.

Activities should be reminded of their Statutory and contractual labor relations obligations in implementing these new qualification requirements.

The point of contact for this action is Bobby Winn, (703) 325-1346, DSN: 221-1346, e-mail: bobby.winn@(email address expired).


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Rickie P. Cannon
Acting Chief, Policy and Program
Development Division


Enclosure



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
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
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP

CF:
DIRECTOR
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY)
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OPERATIONS CENTER MANAGEMENT AGENCY
U.S. ARMY CIVILIAN PERSONNEL EVALUATION AGENCY
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AGENCY
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE OFFICE
CAREER MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS BRANCH
PLANS AND STRATEGIES DIVISION
KOREA REGION CPOC
USAREUR REGION CPOC
PACIFIC REGION CPOC
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, ATTN: SAGC (MR. WILLCHER)
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE
(COL SHEA)