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HQPD 3000.1
Effective Date: September 26, 2008
Expiration Date: September 26, 2013
Cancellation Date: September 10, 2014
Responsible Office: LM
Delegations and Redelegations of Authority - Human Resources
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1. PURPOSE

a. The Director, Headquarters Human Resources Management Division (HRMD), is delegated and retains authority in 
all personnel actions necessary to achieve the Division?s objectives in accordance with laws, regulations, Agency and 
Headquarters policies.  
b. It is Headquarters policy to redelegate responsibility to the lowest level practical in accordance with Agency policy 
directives, laws, and other authorities. The attachment lists key delegations of authority to act in personnel matters, 
the approving official who exercises the delegations of authority, and the issuances and directives containing details 
on the extent and conditions, if any, of each delegation.  
c. Other delegations of authority may be found in specific subject-matter Agency or Headquarters directives and 
procedural requirements.  Headquarters offices shall consult with the respective Management Advisory Services 
Representative for information on delegations of authority for unusual situations or other personnel actions not 
listed in the enclosure.
d. The individuals listed in the enclosure are delegated final approval authority, however, normal supervisory and 
other review/approval chains must be observed.  Unless otherwise indicated, deputies may act for designated 
managers.  Approving officials may designate other supervisory officials to act in their absence.
e. All personnel actions shall be submitted to the Headquarters HRMD to be coordinated, staffed and forwarded to 
the respective approving authority.


2. APPLICABILITY

This directive is applicable to NASA Headquarters excluding the NASA Shared Services Center and the Office of the 
Inspector General. 

3. AUTHORITY

a. 42 U.S.C. õ2473 (c)(1), Section 203 (c) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended.

b. 5 U.S.C. Government Organization and Employees
 
c. 29 U.S.C., õ201, et. seq., Fair Labor Standards Act

d. 14 CFR, Chapter V, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

e. 5 CFR, Administrative Personnel 


4. REFERENCES

a. NPD 3000.1, Management of Human Resources

b. NPR 3100.1, Management of the Senior Executive Service

c. NPR 3300.1, Appointment of Personnel To/From NASA

d. NPR 3317.1, Senior Executive Service Career Appointee Merit Staffing in NASA

e. NPR 3319.1, Management of Senior Scientific and Technical and Other Senior-Level Positions

f. NPR 3330.1, Career Transition Assistance Program

g. NPR 3335.1, Internal Placement of NASA Employees

h. NPR 3351.1, Reduction in Force for NASA Employees

i. NPR 3430.1, NASA Employee Performance Communication Systems (EPCS)

j. NPR 3432.1, Performance-Based Reduction in Grade or Removal Actions

k. NPR 3435.1, NASA Performance Management Plan for the Senior Executive Service

l. NPR 3451.1, NASA Awards and Recognition Program

m. NPR 3510.5, Position Classification

n. NPR 3530.1, Pay and Allowances

o. NPR 3600.1, Attendance and Leave

p. NPR 3711.1, NASA Federal Employee Labor-Management Relations Program

q. NPR 3752.1, Disciplinary and Adverse Actions

r. NPR 3771.1, NASA Grievance System

s. NPR 3792.1, NASA Plan for a Drug-Free Workplace


5. RESPONSIBILITIES

a. Except where retained by the Administrator, Assistant Administrator for Institutions and Management, or 
Executive Director for Headquarters Operations, the Director, Headquarters HMRD, is responsible for: 

(1) Developing and implementing human capital plans, practices, and tools that support Headquarters ability to 
achieve mission success; assessing and reporting Headquarters progress in human capital management and 
workforce requirements; and identifying impediments to and opportunities for improvement in the management of 
human capital to meet the changing demands of Headquarters and the Agency.

(2) Planning and implementing specific human resources programs at Headquarters, including recruitment, 
employment, and retention; employee performance management; attendance and leave; qualifications, classification, 
pay, and allowances; labor-management relations; employee relations; and employee benefits. This includes 
authority to prescribe and publish personnel policies and guidelines.

b. Heads of Headquarters Offices are responsible for: 

(1) Ensuring compliance with this directive. 

(2) Coordinating with the Headquarters HRMD on all personnel issues prior to taking action.

(3) Consulting with the Headquarters HRMD on all employee/labor relations issues prior to initiating actions.

(4) Submitting appropriate and timely requests and documentation for personnel actions to the Headquarters HRMD. 


6. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

Any delegation of responsibility or authority in Attachment A of this HPD must be made in writing.

7. MEASUREMENTS

None.

8. CANCELLATION

None.

Christopher T. Jedry
Executive Director for Headquarters Operations


APPENDIX 1

ATTACHMENT A: Delegations of Authority

 

Action

Approving Official(s)

 

Position Classification and Position Management

References: 5 CFR, Part 511; NPR 3511

Certify the classification of General Schedule positions at grades GS-15 and below.

Chief, Operations Branch, with discretion for further redelegation to qualified Human Resources Specialists

 

Recruitment and Hiring

References: 5 CFR, Part 330; NPR 3300.1; NPR 3530.1; 5 U.S.C. 9806

Approve appointments through Competitive Placement procedures.

Chief, Operations Branch, with discretion for further redelegation to qualified Human Resources Specialists

Approve appointments through Delegated Examining procedures.

Chief, Operations Branch, and DEU certified Human Resources Specialists

Set pay for General Schedule appointments.

Chief, Operations Branch and Human Resources Specialists

Approve appointments of non-U.S. citizens.

Administrator

 

Superior Qualification Pay

References: 5 CFR, Part 531; NPR 3530.1

Approve advance-in-pay above step 1 of the General Schedule grade.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

 

Annual Leave Enhancement

References: S.610, NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

Approve Federal Annual Leave Enhancements for new General Schedule appointees.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

Approve Enhanced (NASA Flexibility) Annual Leave Enhancements for new General Schedule appointees.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

 

Qualifications Pay

References: 5 U.S.C. 9814; S.610, NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

Approve Qualifications Pay for General Schedule employees.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

 

Critical Position Pay

References: 5 U.S.C. 5377; 5 U.S.C. 9807

Approve critical pay.

Administrator

 


 

Moves to Permanent Duty Stations

References: 5 U.S.C. 5701; Federal Travel Regulation 41 CFR Section 302-12.12, FMM Chapter 9760

Guaranteed Home Sale up to $500,000

Director, Headquarters HRMD

Waiver for Coverage of Contractor Home Marketing Fee for Home Sale Values Exceeding $500,000

Executive Director for Headquarters Operations

 

Performance Management

References: 5 CFR, Part 430; NPR 3430.1

Establish employee performance plans and assign performance ratings.

First-level supervisor (rating official)

Review and approve summary performance ratings of ?Distinguished,? ?Needs Improvement,? or ?Unacceptable.?

Supervisory official at a higher organizational level than the rating official

 

Bonuses and Allowances

References: 5 CFR, Part 575; NPR 3530.1; 5 U.S.C. 9804 & 9805; S.610, NASA Flexibility Act of 2004

Approve Federal Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses and Retention Allowances for General Schedule appointments, except for Schedule C?s.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

Approve Enhanced (NASA Flexibility) Recruitment, Redesignation, and Relocation Bonuses and Retention Allowances for General Schedule appointments, except for Schedule C?s.

Director, Headquarters HRMD

 

Details

References: 5 CFR, Part 300; NPR 3300.1; NPD 3280.3

Approve details of less than 30 days for General Schedule employees.

First-level supervisor (may be arranged informally and need not be made a matter of record)

Approve details in excess of 30 days, and extensions beyond 120 days within an organization for General Schedule employees.

First-level supervisor, and above, may detail an employee to another position within their organization with the approval of the gaining supervisor in coordination with the Headquarters HRMD (must be documented)

Approve details in excess of 30 days, and other extensions beyond 120 days to another NASA organization for General Schedule employees.

First-level supervisor, and above, may detail an employee to another organization with the approval of the gaining supervisor and concurrence of the Head of the Headquarters Office in coordination with the Headquarters HRMD (must be documented)

Approve interagency details or extensions General Schedule employees.

Director, Headquarters HRMD in coordination with the gaining agency and the appropriate financial organizations (must be documented)

Approve details or extension of details to the White House.

Administrator in coordination with the Headquarters HRMD (must be documented)

Approve details or extension of details to congressional committees or congressional staffs.

Office of Legislative Affairs in coordination with the Headquarters HRMD (must be documented)

Approve details or extension of details to international organizations.

Director, Headquarters HRMD in coordination with the Office of External Relations (must be documented)

Determine and approve requirements for military detailees and for budgeting for reimbursement to the military services.

Executive Director for Headquarters Operations in coordination with the Office of External Relations

 

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