November 18, 1996

SUBJECT: Divestiture of Civilian Personnel Authorities

Following the recent realignment of the civilian personnel function to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), a review was conducted to determine what could be divested to a more appropriate level. This review has disclosed several approval authorities and requirements that concern local discretionary practices and actions that commanders should have the authority to approve. By this memorandum I hereby delegate to the addresses the authorities listed at the enclosure with the authority to redelegate all or a portion of these authorities as indicated in the enclosure.

I have separately directed action to revise the Army regulations cited at the enclosure. Until these revisions are accomplished, this memorandum may be cited as authority.

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Sara E. Lister
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)