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U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).




This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from December 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012.

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Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Resources and Performance Management, Employee Services, 202-606-2246.

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In accordance with 5 CFR 213.103, Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities available for use by all agencies are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency are not codified in the CFR, but the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes a notice of agency-specific authorities established or revoked each month in the Federal Register at​fdsys/​. OPM also publishes annually a consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities current as of June 30 as a notice in the Federal Register.

Schedule A

The following Schedule A authority was approved in December.

Section 213.3106 Department of Defense

(b) Entire Department (including the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force)—

(11) Not to exceed 3000 positions that require unique cyber security skills and knowledge to perform cyber risk and strategic analysis, incident handling and malware/vulnerability analysis, program management, distributed control systems security, cyber incident response, cyber exercise facilitation and management, cyber vulnerability detection and assessment, network and systems engineering, enterprise architecture, intelligence analysis, investigation, investigative analysis and cyber-related infrastructure inter-dependency analysis. This authority may be used to make permanent, time-limited and temporary appointments in the following occupational series: Security (GS-0080), intelligence analysts (GS-0132), computer engineers (GS-0854), electronic engineers (GS-0855), computer scientists (GS-1550), operations research (GS-1515), criminal investigators (GS-1811), telecommunications (GS-0391), and IT specialists (GS-2210). Within the scope of this authority, the U.S. Cyber Command is also authorized to hire miscellaneous administrative and program (GS-0301) series when those positions require unique cyber security skills and knowledge. All positions will be at the General Schedule (GS) grade levels 09-15 or equivalent. No new appointments may be made under this authority after December 31, 2013.Start Printed Page 9952

Schedule B

No Schedule B authorities were approved in December 2012.

Schedule C

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were approved during December 2012.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization No.Effective date
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEAssistant Secretary and Director General for United States and Foreign Commercial ServiceSpecial AssistantDC13001512/13/2012
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEOffice of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)Special Assistant (Reserve Affairs)DD13002212/12/2012
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Asian and Pacific Security Affairs)Special AssistantDD13002312/12/2012
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)Special Assistant for International Security AffairsDD13002712/18/2012
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYU.S. Customs and Border ProtectionSpecial AdvisorDM13002412/12/2012
DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the Chief of ProtocolPublic Affairs SpecialistDS13002012/3/2012
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONSecretarySpecial Assistant for Scheduling and AdvanceDT13000812/10/2012

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were revoked during December 2012.

AgencyOrganizationPosition titleAuthorization No.Vacate date
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of the Under SecretaryDeputy Chief of Staff For USPTODC11010912/7/12
Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental AffairsLegislative AssistantDC12001512/15/12
Office of Public AffairsConfidential AssistantDC12008212/29/12
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONOffice for Civil RightsSpecial AssistantDB10001212/1/12
Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationDeputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early LearningDB12006012/7/12
Office of the SecretarySpecial AssistantDB09016912/31/12
Office of the Under SecretaryDirector, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic AmericansDB12002712/31/12
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYOffice of the Under SecretarySenior AdvisorDE11003412/3/12
Office of Public AffairsPress SecretaryDE12002212/3/12
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYOffice of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyExecutive AssistantDM12006612/31/12
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICECivil Rights DivisionCounselDJ11010312/1/12
Office of the Deputy Attorney GeneralCounselDJ11002512/2/12
Antitrust DivisionCounselDJ10010512/3/12
DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the Chief of ProtocolProtocol Officer (Visits)DS11010012/14/12
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONAssistant Secretary for Governmental AffairsAssociate Director for Governmental AffairsDT11004612/14/12
SecretaryAdvance SpecialistDT12002712/15/12
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYOffice of the AdministratorPolicy AnalystEP11002212/1/12
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSEOffice of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities)Special AssistantDD09017212/1/12
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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 218.

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John Berry,

Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

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[FR Doc. 2013-03144 Filed 2-11-13; 8:45 am]