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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Excepted Service

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 6.6 and 213.103.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenda Haendschke, Acting Group Manager, Executive Resources Services Group, Center for Human Resources, Division for Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability, 202-606-2246.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Appearing in the listing below are the individual authorities established under Schedules A, B, and C between February 1, 2009, and February 28, 2009. Future notices will be published on the fourth Tuesday of each month, or as soon as possible thereafter. A consolidated listing of all authorities as of September 30 is published each year. The following Schedules are not codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. These are agency specific exceptions.

Schedule A

Schedule A appointments in the month of February 2009.

Section 213.3106(1)Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

(1) Positions needed to establish the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. These positions provide for the independent and objective conduct and supervision of audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated and otherwise made available for the reconstruction of Afghanistan. These positions are established at the General Schedule (GS) grade levels 12-15, for initial employment not to exceed 3 years and may, with prior approval of OPM, be extended for an additional period of 2 years. No new appointments may be made under this authority after January 31, 2011.

Schedule B

No Schedule B appointments were approved for February 2009.

Schedule C

The following Schedule C appointments were approved during February 2009.

Section 213.3305Department of the Treasury DYGS00377Special Assistant to the Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00413White House Liaison to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00423Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00440Public Affairs Specialist to the Director, Public Affairs. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00468Public Affairs Specialist to the Director, Public Affairs. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00482Deputy Executive Secretary to the Executive Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00486Special Assistant to the Director of Scheduling and Advance. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00501Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00507Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00508Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00511Special Assistant to the Counselor to the Secretary. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS60139Director of Scheduling and Advance to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS60277Speechwriter to the Assistant Secretary (Public Affairs). Effective February 7, 2009. DYGS60421Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs (Tax and Budget). Effective February 17, 2009. DYGS00250Director, Public Affairs to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Public Affairs). Effective February 23, 2009. Section 213.3306Department of Defense DDGS17184Deputy White House Liaison to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for White House Liaison. Effective February 13, 2009. Section 213.3311Department of Homeland Security DMGS00613Speechwriter to the Director of Speechwriting. Effective February 23, 2009. DMGS00664Advance Representative to the Director of Scheduling and Advance. Effective February 23, 2009. DMGS00765Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 23, 2009. DMGS00769Confidential Assistant to the White House Liaison. Effective February 23, 2009. DMGS00770Confidential Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Effective February 23, 2009. DMGS00800Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy) to the Chief of Staff to the Secretary (Policy). Effective February 23, 2009. Section 213.3311Department of Homeland Security DIGS01134Deputy Director, Office of Communications to the Director, Office of Communications. Effective February 06, 2009. DIGS01135Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 06, 2009. DIGS01142Special Assistant to the Director, External and Intergovernmental Affairs. Effective February 20, 2009. DIGS01136Special Assistant to the White House Liaison. Effective February 23, 2009. DIGS01137Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff. Effective February 23, 2009. DIGS01138Special Assistant to the Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 23, 2009. DIGS01139Special Assistant to the Special Assistant to the Secretary. Effective February 23, 2009. Section 213.3314Department of Commerce DCGS00205Special Assistant to the Administrator to the Under Secretary Oceans and Atmosphere (Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Effective February 10, 2009. DCGS00428Deputy Director, Office of the White House Liaison to the Director Office of White House Liaison. Effective February 10, 2009. DCGS60001Deputy Director, Office of Business Liaison to the Director, Office of Business Liaison. Effective February 11, 2009. Section 213.3315Department of Labor DLGS60007Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 19, 2009. DLGS60170Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 19, 2009. DLGS60181Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 19, 2009. DLGS60132Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 24, 2009. DLGS60042Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Effective February 25, 2009. DLGS60118Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 25, 2009. DLGS60182Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Effective February 25, 2009. DLGS60231Office Clerk to the Deputy Secretary of Labor. Effective February 27, 2009. Section 213.3316Department of Health and Human Services DHGS60070Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Effective February 10, 2009. Section 213.3317Department of Education DBGS00262Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00511Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00523Director, White House Liaison to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00537Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00576Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00635Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 09, 2009. DBGS00589Confidential Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Communications and Outreach. Effective February 10, 2009. DBGS00652Special Assistant to the Director, Executive Management Staff. Effective February 10, 2009. DBGS00276Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 11, 2009. DBGS00396Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy. Effective February 11, 2009. DBGS00543Confidential Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs. Effective February 25, 2009. DBGS00554Confidential Assistant to the Director, Scheduling and Advance Staff. Effective February 25, 2009. DBGS00655Special Assistant to the Director, Scheduling and Advance Staff. Effective February 25, 2009. Section 213.3318Environmental Protection Agency EPGS07013Deputy to the Scheduler to the Director of Scheduling. Effective February 06, 2009. EPGS07020Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Administrator. Effective February 06, 2009. EPGS08002Deputy Associate Administrator to the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs. Effective February 06, 2009. EPGS09006Deputy Press Secretary to the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs. Effective February 10, 2009. EPGS07023Advance Specialist to the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations). Effective February 19, 2009. EPGS03606Press Secretary to the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs. Effective February 25, 2009. EPGS08007Director of Operations to the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations). Effective February 25, 2009. EPGS09007Confidential Assistant to the Administrator. Effective February 25, 2009. EPGS09008White House Liaison to the Administrator. Effective February 25, 2009.
EPGS05006Speech Writer to the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs. Effective February 26, 2009. EPGS05017Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs to the Associate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. Effective February 26, 2009. Section 213.3325United States Tax Court JCGS60067Trial Clerk to the Chief Judge. Effective February 13, 2009. JCGS60069Trial Clerk to the Chief Judge. Effective February 18, 2009. Section 213.3327Department of Veterans Affairs DVGS60038Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Effective February 23, 2009. DVGS60013Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Effective February 25, 2009. Section 213.3331Department of Energy DEGS00703Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 03, 2009. DEGS00702Advisor to the Secretary to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 04, 2009. DEGS00710Deputy Press Secretary to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 04, 2009. DEGS00709Special Assistant and Scheduler to the Secretary to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 05, 2009. DEGS00711Deputy Director of Public Affairs to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 05, 2009. DEGS00712Press Secretary to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 05, 2009. DEGS00713Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 05, 2009. DEGS00704Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 10, 2009. DEGS00714Special Assistant to the White House Liaison. Effective February 13, 2009. DEGS00715White House Liaison to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 13, 2009. DEGS00716Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 13, 2009. DEGS00717Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 19, 2009. DEGS00718Economic Recovery Advisor to the Assistant Secretary (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability). Effective February 25, 2009. DEGS00719Press Assistant to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 25, 2009. DEGS00720Lead Advance Representative to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 26, 2009. DEGS00721Chief Speechwriter to the Director, Office of Public Affairs. Effective February 27, 2009. DEGS00722Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 27, 2009. DEGS00724Director, Office of Scheduling and Advance to the Secretary, Department of Energy. Effective February 27, 2009. Section 213.3332Small Business Administration SBGS00675Special Assistant to the Administrator. Effective February 06, 2009. SBGS00677Confidential Assistant to the Administrator. Effective February 11, 2009. SBGS00678Special Assistant to the Administrator. Effective February 20, 2009. SBGS00680Assistant Administrator for the Office of Communications and Public Liaison. Effective February 27, 2009. Section 213.3379Commodity Futures Trading Commission CTOT00005Administrative Assistant to the Commissioner to a Commissioner. Effective February 18, 2009. CTOT00082Chief of Staff to the Chairperson. Effective February 18, 2009. Section 213.3382National Endowment for the Arts NAGS00075Director, Office of Government Affairs to the Chairman National Endowment for the Arts. Effective February 03, 2009. Section 213.3384Department of Housing and Urban Development DUGS60054Director of Press Relations to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 26, 2009. DUGS60199Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Effective February 27, 2009. DUGS60240Speechwriter to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Effective February 27, 2009. Section 213.3394Department of Transportation DTGS60358Special Assistant for Scheduling and Advance to the Director for Scheduling and Advance. Effective February 11, 2009. DTGS60375White House Liaison to the Chief of Staff. Effective February 11, 2009. DTGS60357Special Assistant to the White House Liaison and Scheduling and Advance to the Director for Scheduling and Advance. Effective February 17, 2009. Section 213.33National Labor Relations Board NLGS06891Attorney-Advisor (Chief of Staff) to the Chairman. Effective February 18, 2009. Authority:

5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR 1954-1958 Comp., p. 218.

Kathie Ann Whipple, Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.