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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 September 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015.

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Senior Executive Resources Services, Senior Executive Services 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 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

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

(d) General—

(1) Not to exceed 1,000 positions 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 interdependency analysis requiring unique qualifications currently not established by OPM. Positions will be at the General Schedule (GS) grade levels 09-15. Appointments may be made under this authority until the regulations implementing Border Patrol Agency Pay Reform Act of 2014 become effective or until June 30, 2016, whichever comes first.

Schedule B

No Schedule B Authorities to report during September 2015.

Schedule C

The following Schedule C appointing authorities were approved during September 2015.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization No.Effective date
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional RelationsLegislative AnalystDA1501859/4/2015
Rural Utilities ServicePolicy AdvisorDA1501909/17/2015
Office of the Under Secretary for Rural DevelopmentSpecial AdvisorDA1501929/22/2015
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional RelationsSenior Legislative AnalystDA1501969/30/2015
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of Assistant Secretary for Economic DevelopmentPolicy AdvisorDC1501549/4/2015
Office of Policy and Strategic PlanningConfidential AssistantDC1501649/4/2015
Office of Scheduling and AdvanceSpecial AssistantDC1501659/4/2015
Economics and Statistics AdministrationPress SecretaryDC1501719/10/2015
Office of Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global MarketsSpecial AdvisorDC1501679/11/2015
Immediate Office of the SecretaryExecutive AssistantDC1501689/11/2015
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONOffice of the CommissionerPolicy AdvisorCT1500039/10/2015
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONOffice of CommissionersSpecial AssistantPS1500069/15/2015
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEOffice of the Deputy Chief Management OfficerSpecial AssistantDD1501859/3/2015
Office of Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)Special Assistant (Intelligence)DD1501899/11/2015
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)Special Assistant for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central AsiaDD1501799/16/2015
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)Senior Advisor for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia PolicyDD1501849/16/2015
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONOffice of the SecretarySpecial AssistantDB1501229/4/2015
Deputy Director of AdvanceDB1501249/29/2015
Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationConfidential AssistantDB1501259/28/2015
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYOffice of Scheduling and AdvanceDirector, Office of Scheduling and AdvanceDE1501409/3/2015
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Office of Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergySenior AdvisorDE1501439/10/2015
Office of Public AffairsPress SecretaryDE1501419/29/2015
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYOffice of Public Engagement and Environmental EducationDeputy Director for Public Engagement and Public Health Based InitiativesEP1500529/14/2015
Office of the AdministratorSpecial AdvisorEP1500569/15/2015
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSIONOffice of the ChairmanProgram AnalystDR1500199/3/2015
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYOffice of the Chief of StaffSpecial AssistantDM1502519/3/2015
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public AffairsAssistant Press SecretaryDM1502219/9/2015
Director of Strategic CommunicationsDM1502629/16/2015
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTOffice of Public and Indian HousingSenior Policy AdvisorDU1500749/3/2015
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOROffice of Assistant Secretary—Insular AreasAdvisorDI1501229/29/2015
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of the Attorney GeneralDirector of AdvanceDJ1501299/18/2015
DEPARTMENT OF LABOROffice of Federal Contract Compliance ProgramsSpecial AssistantDL1500859/2/2015
Office of the SecretaryAdvisor for Private Sector EngagementDL1500869/11/2015
Bureau of International Labor AffairsSpecial AssistantDL1500899/17/2015
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARDOffice of Board MembersConfidential AssistantTB1500089/25/2015
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETOffice of CommunicationsDeputy Associate Director for CommunicationsBO1500389/4/2015
Press AssistantBO1500409/15/2015
Office of the DirectorSenior AdvisorBO1500429/25/2015
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICYOffice of State, Local and Tribal AffairsPolicy Specialist (2)QQ1500059/2/2015
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONOffice of the ChairmanExecutive Correspondence CoordinatorSE1500059/10/2015
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONOffice of Capital AccessSenior AdvisorSB1500539/3/2015
Office of Native American AffairsAssistant Administrator for Native American AffairsSB1500549/3/2015
Office of the AdministratorSenior AdvisorSB1500559/4/2015
Office of Government Contracting and Business DevelopmentSenior AdvisorSB1500579/17/2015
Office of Investment and InnovationSpecial AdvisorSB1500599/29/2015
DEPARTMENT OF STATEBureau of Legislative AffairsDeputy Assistant SecretaryDS1501139/2/2015
Office of International Information ProgramsInformation Technology SpecialistDS1501129/10/2015
Bureau for Education and Cultural AffairsSpecial AssistantDS1501239/25/2015
Supervisory Public Affairs SpecialistDS1501299/25/2015
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and LaborSenior AdvisorDS1501249/25/2015
Bureau of Legislative AffairsLegislative Management OfficerDS1501259/25/2015
Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsSenior AdvisorDS1501309/25/2015
Office of the SecretarySpecial AssistantDS1500919/29/2015
Office of the United States Aids CoordinatorSenior AdvisorDS1501219/29/2015
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONOffice of the SecretarySpecial Assistant (Scheduling and Advance) (2)DT150083 DT1500849/15/2015 9/15/2015
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYOffice of the Assistant Secretary (Legislative Affairs)Special AdvisorDY1501369/2/2015
Office of the Assistant Secretary (Public Affairs)Senior AdvisorDY1501379/3/2015
Office of the SecretaryDeputy Executive SecretaryDY1501449/16/2015
Special AdvisorDY1501479/30/2015
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and PlanningDirector Insight and Design Director Special ProgramsDV150056 DV1500579/4/2015 9/4/2015
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The following Schedule C appointing authorities were revoked during September 2015.

Agency nameOrganization namePosition titleAuthorization No.Vacate date
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONOffice of the ChairmanPolicy AdvisorCT1500019/19/15
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCEOffice of Assistant Secretary for Industry and AnalysisSpecial AdvisorDC1500579/5/15
Office of Public AffairsDeputy SpeechwriterDC1401659/5/15
Office of the Chief of StaffScheduling AssistantDC1401429/5/15
Office of the General CounselSpecial AssistantDC1300919/5/15
Immediate Office of the SecretaryExecutive Assistant to the SecretaryDC1500569/11/15
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSEWashington Headquarters ServicesDefense FellowDD1200899/5/15
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYLoan Programs OfficeSenior AdvisorDE1401099/5/15
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESCenter for Consumer Information and Insurance OversightState Exchange Group DirectorDH1401019/11/15
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTOffice of Congressional and Intergovernmental RelationsSenior AdvisorDU1400089/5/15
Office of the SecretarySenior Policy AdvisorDU1400429/5/15
Office of Field Policy and ManagementSenior Advisor for Housing Policy and ProgramsDU1300079/19/15
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of the Attorney GeneralDirector of Scheduling and AdvanceDJ1500959/4/15
Office of the Deputy Attorney GeneralSenior CounselDJ1001729/5/15
DEPARTMENT OF LABOROffice of Public AffairsSpecial AssistantDL1200239/13/15
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONOffice of Legislative and Intergovernmental AffairsSenior AdvisorNN1400669/19/15
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETOffice of CommunicationsPress SecretaryBO1500019/5/15
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTOffice of the DirectorSenior Advisor to the DirectorPM1500049/25/15
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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.

Beth F. Cobert,

Acting Director.

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[FR Doc. 2015-28566 Filed 11-9-15; 8:45 am]