Letterhead of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon address and the words Force Management Policy
14 DEC 1998




MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Waiver of Written Test for Temporary Appointments to Clerical Positions



By letter dated December 3, 1998, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved our request to waive the written test for temporary appointments to clerical positions at grades GS-2, 3, and 4 throughout the Department of Defense (DOD). This waiver was initiated based on a Department of Air Force request which was unanimously supported by the other Components. The waiver is effective for one year or until OPM changes the clerical test or testing policy, which would require a re-evaluation of the waiver. A copy of the OPM letter is attached.

My point of contact on this matter is Beth Baird, who may be reached at (703) 695-2330, or by e-mail at baird@pr.osd.mil.


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Diane M. Disney
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Civilian Personnel Policy)

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United States

Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC 20415-0001

Dec 3, 1998
Mr. John L. Schrader
Director, Staffing and Compensation
Civilian Personnel Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
4000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-4000

Dear Mr. Schrader:

This letter approves your request for a waiver of the written test all for temporary appointments to clerical positions at grades GS-2, 3 and 4 throughout the Department of Defense. This waiver is effective for one year or until such time as OPM changes the clerical test or testing policy, at which time, we will want to re-evaluate this waiver.

All appointments under this waiver must be consistent with requirements under Part 333 of the Code of Federal Regulations - Recruitment and Selection of Temporary and Term Appointments Outside the Register.

If you have any questions concerning this waiver, please contact Ed McHugh on (202) 606-1167.

Sincerely,


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Donna G. Gregory, Director
Nationwide Examining Policy Office