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P 172130Z DEC 93
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SUBJ: EMPLOYMENT OF FAMILY MEMBERS UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER {EO} 12721

A. FPM CHAPTER 315. SUBCHAPTER 6-13, APPOINTMENT OF FORMER OVERSEAS EMPLOYEES: 5 CFR 315.608.
B. MEMORANDUM (TO MACOMS), DAPE-CPE, DATED 31 AUG 90. SUBJECT: DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO EXTEND APPOINTMENT ELIGIBILITY UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER (EO) 12362, AS AMENDED.

1. CASES ARE CONTINUING TO COME IN TO THIS OFFICE AND THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM) REGARDING THE CONCERN THAT, COME 1 JAN 94, THE EO 12721 AUTHORITY FOR APPOINTMENTS OF FAMILY MEMBERS RETURNING FROM OVERSEAS WILL EXPIRE. THAT IS NOT, REPEAT NOT, THE CASE. THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY REMAINS ACTIVE.

2. THE PERIOD FROM OCT 90 (WHEN THE NEW 50 BECAME EFFECTIVE) TO JAN 94 WAS A SPECIAL WINDOWN THAT GAVE ALL PREVIOUS RETURNEES. TO INCLUDE THOSE WHO HAD NEVER MET THE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE EO CHANGE AND THOSE WHOSE ELIGIBILITY HAD ALREADY EXPIRED, THE OPPORTUNITY FOR APPOINTMENT. OPM PURPOSEFULLY ADDED THIS PERIOD TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR RETROACTIVE APPROVALS FOR INDIVIDUAL CASES AND INCREASE THE OVERALL BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM.

3. BEGINNING JANUARY, FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE ONLY IF APPOINTED WITHIN THREE YEARS AFTER RETURNING TO THE U.S. FROM THE OVERSEAS TOUR OF DUTY DURING WHICH THEY ACQUIRED ELIGIBILITY. THIS OFFICIAL DOCUMENT, SUCH AS TRAVEL ORDERS OR A PLANE TICKET, TO VERIFY THE DATE THEY ENTERED THE U.S.

4. CPOS ARE CAUTIONED TO CHECK CAREFULLY THE ELIGIBILITIES NOT ONLY REVISED ALL THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH TO EXTEND THE 3 YEARS AUTHORITY TO REVIEW/APPROVE THESE EXTENSIONS WAS REDELEGATED 30 DEC 93 DUE TO THIS CHANGE.

5. FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES CAN HAVE THEIR CASES REVIEWED AND THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH TO EXTEND THE 3 YEARS AUTHORITY TO REVIEW/APPROVE THESE EXTENSIONS WAS REDELEGATED TO LOCAL COMMANDERS (REF B).

6. CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OFFICES SHOULD ENSURE WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF THIS INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THEIR STAFFS TO ENSURE CORRECT APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE AND ACCURATE GUIDANCE IS RELAYED TO FAMILY MEMBERS. BT