ARMY - AR 690-950
|Publication Date:||31 December 2001|
a. This regulation covers the following:
(1) CP positions at GS-5 through GS-15 grade levels. Senior Executive Service (SES) level positions are addressed in Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) plans for the identification of core competencies and their use when devising and implementing career development practices in CP/career fields that include SES positions. Positions at grade levels below the specialist level are covered if they are functional trainee or intern positions providing for non-competitive promotion to the specialist level.
(2) Army employees in or applying for CP positions. The employees must be--
(a) On permanent appointments and in the competitive service; or
(b) In excepted service or non-appropriated fund employment with personal competitive status, or eligible for non-competitive conversion or appointment to the competitive service (for example, family members eligible under Executive Order 12721, as amended; eligible individuals with disabilities; or employees eligible to apply for a civil service position under Department of Defense (DOD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement).
(3) Non-Army status applicants (for example, reinstatement eligibles or employees of other federal agencies) for registration and referral to positions at grade levels listed in table l-2. See paragraph 2-12 for a list of exceptions to competitive procedures.
b. This regulation does not cover the following:
(1) Positions that do not provide for promotion to the specialist level.
(2) Positions excluded from CP coverage based on a decision--
(a) Made when positions are established or reclassified.
(b) Made by a civilian personnel representative with FCR concurrence.
(c) Documented on the position description as follows: "This position is excluded from the career program by decision of the civilian personnel representative with concurrence by the FCR on . . .(date), per AR 690-950 for the following reasons:. . ."
c. The FCR will be notified if a position at the mandatory referral level, currently coded in and covered by a CP, is proposed for removal from the CP as a result of reclassification. The FCR should consult as necessary with the activity and major Army command career program managers (CPM) or may delegate his or her role to them.
d. FCRs may perform reviews to determine if positions classified in a CP series, but excluded from CP coverage, have been properly excluded. If the FCR determines that such positions should be included in the CP, he or she may overrule the original coding decision.
e. Positions must be coded into the appropriate CP based on the preponderance of major duties. If it is unclear which CP is more appropriate, the relevant FCRs must be consulted. Normally a position that is properly coded to a particular CP will be coded to the same career field. The classifier will code the position in the appropriate CP.
f. Vacancies at the Army-wide mandatory referral level are filled in accordance with (IAW) instructions contained in DA Pam 690-950. Mandatory Army-wide referral levels and the occupational series for each CP are listed in table 1-2 of this regulation.
g. Positions below the grade levels in table 1-2 may be filled under local merit placement plans or through major Army command (MACOM)-wide inventories or by an appropriate external selection process.
a. This regulation establishes policy for Army civilian career programs (CP). It includes policies for the administration of the Department of the Army (DA) civilian intern program and related career management areas.
b. DA Pam 690-950 contains career management administrative procedures and requirements.
c. Army civilian CPs, functional chiefs (FC), and functional chief representatives (FCR) are listed in table 1-1.
Applicability. This regulation applies to Department of the Army (DA) civilian employees in career programs and to U.S. Army Reserve technicians except when such policies are modified by AR 140-315. It does not apply to Army National Guard technicians employed under section 709, Title 32, United States Code (32 USC 709), unless specifically made applicable by the Chief, National Guard Bureau.