Effective Date: December 19, 2014
Expiration Date: September 19, 2020
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This directive establishes the procedural requirements regarding the lines of authority, distribution of responsibilities, and principal statements of policy governing management of Scientific or Professional (ST) and Senior Level (SL) positions in NASA. This directive will be used in conjunction with the statutory and regulatory requirements herein.
a. This directive applies to all ST and SL employees covered by 5 U.S.C. 3104 and 5 CFR 319 employed by NASA Headquarters (HQ) and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.
b. Any reference to Center Director(s) includes the Executive Director for HQ Operations and the Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center.
c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version, unless otherwise noted.
d. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
e. Nothing herein shall be construed as limiting the Inspector General's authority regarding members of ST and SL positions within those organizations.
a. Adjustments in Rates of Pay, 5 U.S.C. 5318.
b. Limitation on Certain Payments, 5 U.S.C. § 5307(d).
c. Annual Adjustments to Pay Schedules, 5 U.S.C. 5303.
d. Classification of Position above GS-15, 5 U.S.C. 5108.
e. Employment of Specially Qualified Scientific or Professional Personnel, 5 U.S.C. 3104.
f. Adverse Actions, 5 CFR Part 752.
g. Pay under Other Systems, 5 CFR Part 534.
h. Awards, 5 CFR Part 451.
i. Performance Management, 5 CFR Part 430.
j. Employment in Senior-Level and Scientific and Professional Positions, 5 CFR Part 319.
k. NPD 3000.1, Human Capital Managent.
a. Senior Professional Performance Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110-372, 122 Stat 4043.
b. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Research Grade Evaluation Guide.
c. OPM Equipment Development Grade Evaluation Guide.
d. NPR 3335.1, Internal Placement of NASA Employees.
e. NASA ST or SL Evaluation Criteria.
The Director, Workforce Culture Division, OCHCO, will monitor the operation of the executive resources and make recommendations for improvements or corrective actions to the ERB, PRB, and the Administrator to ensure quality and consistent implementation.
NPR 3319.1A, Management of Senior Scientific and Professional (ST) and Senior Level (SL) Positions, dated April 23, 2007.
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