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Chapter 981 *

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Delegation of Personnel Authorities

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SUBCHAPTER 1. General

1-1. Purpose and Coverage

1-2. Determining Approval Levels Listed in Appendix A.

1-3. Other Approvals

SUBCHAPTER 2. Records and Reports

2-1. Records

2-2. Reports (RCS CSGPA-1580)

APPENDIX A. Delegated Personnel Authorities, Approval Levels, and Regulatory Citations

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Subchapter 1. General

1-1. PURPOSE AND COVERAGE

This chapter provides general information on personnel authorities delegated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The authorities covered here are those listed in FPM Letter 981-1, dated 1 April 1981. Specific guidance on each authority is in other regulations. Appendix A shows these authorities, their approval levels, and the specific regulatory citations.

1-2. DETERMINING APPROVAL LEVELS LISTED IN APPENDIX A

a. Appointing authority means a person authorized to make appointments by delegation through command channels from the Secretary of the Army. At the lowest operating level, this authority is usually exercised by the civilian personnel officer (CPO). The CPO is designated to act for the appointing authority (the activity commander) but is not considered to be the appointing authority. Therefore, level above the appointing authority means the next level of command above activity commanders; i.e., the major subordinate Army command, the major Army command (MACOM), or Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), as appropriate.

b. Except as noted in c below, send requests for approval through command channels to HQDA(PECC-CSS), ALEX VA 22332-0300, when HQDA is listed as the approving authority in appendix A. HQDA is also the approving authority when -

(1) The requesting activity reports directly to HQDA.

(2) The requesting activity has no MACOM.

(3) The requesting activity is an HQDA staff office or a field operating agency of the Army staff.

(4) The request for approval is for a position in a MACOM headquarters.

c. Send requests to appoint a retired member of the Armed Forces to a position in the Senior Executive Service (or equivalent grades) during the 180 days after retirement to HQDA(DAPE-CPS), WASH DC 20310-0300.

1-3. OTHER APPROVALS

The OPM delegates authority to agencies to make or extend some types of appointments not listed in FPM Letter 981-1. The appointing authority approves these personnel actions if approval is not retained by a higher headquarters.

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Subchapter 2. Records and Reports

2-1. RECORDS

Keep the following records for 2 years for each decision made on the use of authorities listed in part I of appendix A.

a. Title of authority.

b. Processing time.

c. Name of person who authorized use of the authority.

d. Date of the decision.

e. A brief statement on the reason for the decision.

2-2. REPORTS (RCS CSGPA-1580)

Report annually through command channels to HQDA(PECC-CSS), ALEX VA 22332-0300, on the authorities below. (MACOMs send consolidated reports.) Reports will cover a calendar year and are due by 15 February for personnel actions completed by 31 December of the preceding year.

a. For term promotions, report-

(1) The number of actions taken under the authority.

(2) The number of employees returned to their former (or like) positions prior to the originally specified term promotion termination date.

(3) information concerning any benefits derived from use of the authority.

(4) Information concerning any significant problems associated with use of the authority.

b. For advance in-hiring rates based on superior qualifications, report-

(1) The number of actions taken under the authority.

(2) Information concerning any benefits derived from use of the authority.

(3) Information concerning any significant problems associated with use of the authority.

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