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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, 2014, to December 31, 2014.

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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

06. Department of Defense (Schedule 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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, 2015.

Schedule B

No Schedule B authorities to report during December 2014.

Schedule C

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were approved during December 2014.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization no.Effective date
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREOffice of Civil RightsSpecial AssistantDA15002212/1/2014
Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory ProgramsConfidential AssistantDA15002312/12/2014
Rural Business ServiceDeputy Administrator, Rural Business Cooperative ServiceDA15002512/12/2014
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEInternational Trade AdministrationDeputy Director, Office of Advisory Committees, Industry and AnalysisDC15002412/5/2014
Office of the Deputy SecretarySpecial AssistantDC15002612/9/2014
Office of Business LiaisonSpecial AdvisorDC15002712/9/2014
Office of the Chief of StaffDirector of SchedulingDC15003112/12/2014
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEOffice of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)Research Assistant SpeechwriterDD150012 DD15003012/5/2014 12/8/2014
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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)Special Assistant for International Security AffairsDD15003712/10/2014
Office of the General CounselSpecial Counsel (2)DD150033 DD15003212/4/2014 12/11/2014
Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)Special AssistantDD15003412/16/2014
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCEOffice of the Under SecretarySpecial AssistantDF15001112/5/2014
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYOffice of the SecretaryDeputy Chief of Staff (2)DN150008 DN15000912/5/2014 12/5/2014
Special AssistantDN15000412/12/2014
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONOffice of Communications and OutreachConfidential AssistantDB15002612/11/2014
Office of the SecretaryConfidential AssistantDB15002812/11/2014
Office of the General CounselChief of StaffDB15003112/12/2014
Office of the Under SecretaryDeputy DirectorDB15002712/11/2014
Confidential AssistantDB15003612/19/2014
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYOffice of Nuclear EnergyChief of Staff and Senior AdvisorDE15001312/2/2014
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergySpecial Advisor for TechnologyDE15001712/12/2014
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSIONOffice of the ChairmanProgram AnalystDR15000412/17/2014
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATIONPublic Buildings ServiceSpecial AssistantGS15000812/11/2014
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of Intergovernmental and External AffairsSpecial AssistantDH15004412/12/2014
Office of the Assistant Secretary for LegislationSpecial Assistant for OversightDH15004812/12/2014
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Public AffairsExternal Engagement CoordinatorDM15003512/3/2014
Office of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyPolicy AdvisorDM15004012/5/2014
Immediate Office of the Deputy SecretarySpecial AssistantDM15004112/5/2014
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTOffice of the SecretarySenior Policy AdvisorDU15000912/1/2014
Office of Public and Indian HousingChief of Staff/Senior AdvisorDU15000812/16/2014
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsCongressional Relations SpecialistDU15001612/29/2014
Office of Public AffairsDirector of SpeechwritingDU15001912/29/2014
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceChief of Staff—To the Assistant Secretary for Fish Wildlife and ParksDI15001612/3/2014
DEPARTMENT OF LABOROffice of the SecretarySpecial AssistantDL15001512/2/2014
Director of Public EngagementDL15001712/5/2014
Office of the Assistant Secretary for PolicySenior Policy AdvisorDL15001812/11/2014
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTSNational Endowment for the ArtsWhite House Liaison/AdvisorNA15000212/5/2014
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIESNational Endowment for the HumanitiesDirector of Congressional AffairsNH15000212/12/2014
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETOffice of Information and Regulatory AffairsConfidential AssistantBO15000712/11/2014
DEPARTMENT OF STATEBureau of Public AffairsStaff AssistantDS15000912/10/2014
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYOffice of Financial MarketsSenior AdvisorDY15001412/3/2014

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were revoked during December 2014.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization No.Vacate date
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of White House LiaisonSpecial AssistantDC14008712/14/2014
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYFederal Emergency Management AgencySpecial AssistantDM14012712/5/2014
Immediate Office of the Deputy SecretarySpecial Assistant to the Deputy SecretaryDM14010812/13/2014
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for PolicyPolicy AdvisorDM14022712/13/2014
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTOffice of Public and Indian Housing Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsSpecial Assistant General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional RelationsDU090110 DU13005012/27/2014 12/27/2014
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYOffice of the Under Secretary of the NavySpecial AssistantDN12004712/13/2014
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONOffice of General CounselSpecial AssistantNN12000212/13/2014
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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. 2015-05185 Filed 3-4-15; 8:45 am]

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