DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SERVICE
1400 KEY BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VA 22209-5144
15 DEC 1997




MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Voluntary Reduction in Force



The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established a legal authority to be used when documenting the various Voluntary Reduction in Force (VRIF) separations authorized by 5 USC 3502. Effective immediately, the second legal authority element on the SF-5O must contain "VBA/5 U.S.C. 3502(f)" when processing such personnel actions. OPM advises that this guidance will be included in a future update to The Guide to Processing Personnel Actions. Until an update is published, you may reference the decision logic table attached for necessary authority and guidance.




//original signed//

Earl T. Payne
Director


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DISTRIBUTION:
DIRECTOR FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND
OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
DIRECTOR OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICY AND PERSONNEL
PLANS, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
DIRECTOR, J-l (MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL) JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL AND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
INSPECTOR GENERAL
DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL AND TRAINING, DEFENSE COMMISSARY
AGENCY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT DIVISION AND SECURITY,
DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, DEFENSE FINANCE AND
ACCOUNTING SERVICE
CHIEF, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL DIVISION, DEFENSE INFORMATION
SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, OFFICE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE
AGENCY
DEPUTY HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, DEFENSE INVESTIGATIVE
SERVICE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES, DEFENSE LOGISTICS
AGENCY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES, NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING
AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL, DEFENSE
SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES, NATIONAL SECURITY
AGENCY
CHIEF, PERSONNEL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION
ACTIVITY
DIRECTOR, PERSONNEL AND SECURITY, WASHINGTON
HEADQUARTERS SERVICES
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT,
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
DIRECTOR FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL, ON-SITE INSPECTION AGENCY