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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from December 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 www.gpo.gov/​fdsys/​. OPM also publishes an annual notice of the consolidated listing of all Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities, current as of June 30, in the Federal Register.

Schedule A

10. Department of Justice (Sch. A, 213.3110)

(b) Reserved

06. Department of Defense (Sch. A, 213.3106)

(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 3,000 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, 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), 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, 2014.

11. Department of Homeland Security (Sch. A 213.3111)

(f) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—

(1) Reserved. (Formerly 213.3110(b)(1))

(2) Not to exceed 500 positions of interpreters and language specialists, GS-1040-5/9. (Formerly 213.3110(b)(2))

(3) Reserved. (Formerly 213.3110(b)(3))

(g) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—

(1) Not to exceed 200 staff positions, GS-15 and below for an emergency staff to provide health related services to foreign entrants. (Formerly 213.3116(b)(16))

(h) Federal Emergency Management Agency—

(1) Field positions at grades GS-15 and below, or equivalent, which are engaged in work directly related to unique response efforts to environmental emergencies not covered by the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, Public Law 93-288, as amended. Employment under this authority may not exceed 36 months on any single emergency. Persons may not be employed under this authority for long-term duties or for work not directly necessitated by the emergency response effort. (Formerly 213.3195(a))

(2) Not to exceed 30 positions at grades GS-15 and below in the Offices of Executive Administration, General Counsel, Inspector General, Comptroller, Public Affairs, Personnel, Acquisition Management, and the State and Local Program and Support Start Printed Page 9006Directorate which are engaged in work directly related to unique response efforts to environmental emergencies not covered by the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, Public Law 93-288, as amended. Employment under this authority may not exceed 36 months on any single emergency, or for long-term duties or work not directly necessitated by the emergency response effort. No one may be reappointed under this authority for service in connection with a different emergency unless at least 6 months have elapsed since the individual's latest appointment under this authority. (Formerly 213.3195(b))

(3) Not to exceed 350 professional and technical positions at grades GS-5 through GS-15, or equivalent, in Mobile Emergency Response Support Detachments (MERS). (Formerly 213.3195(c))

(i) U.S. Coast Guard—

(1) Reserved. (Formerly 213.3194(a)(1))

(2) Lamplighters. (Formerly 213.3194(a)(2))

(3) Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Instructors, one Principal Librarian, one Cadet Hostess, and one Psychologist (Counseling) at the Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut. (Formerly 213.3194(a)(3))

16. Department of Health and Human Services (Sch. A, 213.3116)

(b) Public Health Service—

(15) Reserved (Moved to 213.3111(g))

94. Department of Transportation (Sch. A, 213.3194)

(a)-(c) Reserved

95. Reserved (Moved to 213.3111(h))

Schedule B

No schedule B authorities to report during December 2013.

Schedule C

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were approved during December 2013.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization No.Effective date
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREOffice of CommunicationsPress AssistantDA14001312/6/2013
Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer ServicesChief Communications OfficerDA14001512/13/2013
Farm Service AgencySenior AdvisorDA14002012/23/2013
State Executive Director, North CarolinaDA14002112/23/2013
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of Business LiaisonSpecial AssistantDC14001412/12/2013
Office of Executive SecretariatDeputy Director, Executive SecretariatDC14001612/12/2013
Office of the Under SecretaryDeputy Chief of Staff for USPTODC14001312/13/2013
Office of the Chief of StaffDirector of Advance and ProtocolDC14001812/23/2013
COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTSCommissionersSpecial AssistantCC14000112/19/2013
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONOffice of the Chief EconomistChief EconomistCT14000112/5/2013
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONOffice of CommissionersSpecial Assistant (Legal)PS12000112/5/2013
Office of Executive DirectorSupervisory Public Affairs SpecialistPS14000312/5/2013
COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYOffice of the ChairmanSpecial Assistant for Land and WaterEQ14000212/19/2013
Special Assistant for CommunicationsEQ14000412/20/2013
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEOffice of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics)Special Assistant (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)DD14000812/3/2013
Office of the SecretaryConfidential AssistantDD14001012/11/2013
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONOffice of Innovation and ImprovementConfidential AssistantDB14002112/4/2013
Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationConfidential AssistantDB14000812/5/2013
Office of the General CounselSpecial AssistantDB14002212/6/2013
Office for Civil RightsChief of StaffDB14002412/11/2013
Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationSpecial AssistantDB14002512/11/2013
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYOffice of the SecretarySenior AdvisorDE14001612/3/2013
Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental AffairsDeputy Assistant Secretary for House AffairsDE14001912/9/2013
Office of Nuclear EnergySpecial AdvisorDE14002012/9/2013
Office of the Under SecretarySpecial AssistantDE14001512/16/2013
Office of ManagementSchedulerDE14002512/23/2013
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYOffice of the Associate Administrator for External Affairs and Environmental EducationDirector, Office of Public EngagementEP14000612/4/2013
Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of External Affairs and Environmental EducationEP14000712/11/2013
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATIONThe Heartland RegionSpecial AssistantGS14000412/20/2013
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of Intergovernmental and External AffairsRegional Director, Denver, Colorado, Region VIIIDH14001112/6/2013
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYOffice of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyConfidential AssistantDM14001512/3/2013
Office of the SecretarySpecial AssistantDM14001912/19/2013
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOROffice of Congressional and Legislative AffairsDeputy Director, Office of Congressional and Legislative AffairsDI14000812/16/2013
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice ProgramsSenior AdvisorDJ14001512/30/2013
Office of Public AffairsPress SecretaryDJ14001612/30/2013
DEPARTMENT OF LABOREmployee Benefits Security AdministrationSpecial AssistantDL14000512/6/2013
Office of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyPolicy AdvisorDL14000712/13/2013
Office of Public AffairsSpecial AssistantDL14000812/13/2013
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETOffice of the DirectorAssistant for Management Senior AdvisorBO140006 BO14000812/6/2013 12/20/2013
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONOffice of Faith-Based and Neighborhood PartnershipsDirector of Faith-Based and Neighborhood PartnershipsSB14000212/13/2013
Office of Field OperationsRegional Administrator, Region IXSB14000412/19/2013
DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security AffairsStaff AssistantDS14001812/23/2013
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYSecretary of the TreasurySpecial AssistantDY14002212/20/2013
Assistant Secretary (Public Affairs)Spokesperson (2)DY14002312/20/2013
DY14002712/23/2013

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were revoked during December 2013.

AgencyOrganizationPosition titleAuthorization No.Vacate date
COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTSCommissionersSpecial Assistant to the CommissionerCC08000112/5/2013
COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTSCommissionersSpecial AssistantCC09000312/12/2013
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONOffice of the ChairpersonSpecial Assistant to the CommissionerCT10000212/9/2013
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of the Under SecretarySenior AdvisorDC12008412/14/2013
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of the Executive SecretariatDeputy Director, Executive SecretariatDC12011912/22/2013
Office of the Chief of StaffDirector of AdvanceDC12013412/22/2013
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Public AffairsSenior Advisor for Digital CommunicationsDH13009612/6/2013
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYOffice of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and AnalysisLiaisonDM11011512/14/2013
Office of the Chief of StaffDeputy Director of SchedulingDM11024612/14/2013
Office of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyConfidential AssistantDM12016912/14/2013
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Public AffairsPress SecretaryDJ11011212/12/2013
EXPORT-IMPORT BANKOffice of CommunicationsSpeechwriterEB12000412/20/2013
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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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U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Katherine Archuleta,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 2014-03285 Filed 2-13-14; 8:45 am]

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