| NODIS Library | Human Resources and Personnel(3000s) | Search |

NPR 3319.1C
Effective Date: September 02, 2021
Expiration Date: September 02, 2026
Printable Format (PDF)

Subject: Management of Scientific and Professional (ST) and Senior-Level (SL) Positions

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

| TOC | Preface | Chapter1 | Chapter2 | Chapter3 | Chapter4 | Chapter5 | Chapter6 | Chapter7 | Chapter8 | Chapter9 | AppendixA | AppenixB | AppendixC | AppendixD | ALL |

Chapter 2. Responsibilities

2.1 Administrator

2.1.1 The Administrator, or designee, is responsible for the overall management of the ST and SL Program. Authorities include but are not limited to the following:

a. Allocation of ceilings for ST and SL positions.

b. Establishment, modification, or abolishment of ST and SL positions.

c. Establish management controls to ensure all actions conform to applicable laws, regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.

d. Appointment of ERB and PRB members and chair.

e. Establish qualifications standards and approve the qualifications of SL and ST appointees.

f. New appointments.

g. Performance ratings.

h. Performance awards (bonuses).

i. Set and adjust pay.

j. Administrative decreases in pay.

k. Adverse actions.

l. Reassignments.

m. Recruitment, relocation, redesignation, or retention incentives.

n. Details, Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments, or developmental assignments exceeding 120 days.

o. Recommendations to OPM for dual compensation reduction waivers for civil service annuitants.

p. Critical Position Pay.

q. Presidential Rank Award (PRA) nominations and Incentive Awards.

2.2 Executive Resources Board

2.2.1 According to Career Appointments, 5 U.S.C. § 3393, the ERB conducts the merit staffing process for SES positions. The NASA ERB also functions as an advisory board to the Administrator for the planning, utilization, and executive development of all executive resources to include STs and SLs.

2.2.2 The ERB Chair ensures ST and SL positions are appropriately established and the individuals who fill the positions meet appropriate standards in accordance with paragraph 4.2.5 of this directive.

2.3 Performance Review Board

2.3.1 According to Ratings for Performance Appraisals, 5 U.S.C. § 4314 (c), the PRB makes recommendations to the Administrator on the performance of NASA SES executives. The PRB also performs this function for ST and SL employees.

2.4 Chief Human Capital Officer

2.4.1 The CHCO is responsible for assisting the Administrator in the overall management of ST and SL resources, including:

a. Serving on the PRB and providing direct staff support to the PRB and ERB.

b. Directing activities that provide policy advice and management support to the Administrator.

c. Overseeing and coordinating ST and SL position allocation and management, recruitment, appointment, and compensation processes.

| TOC | Preface | Chapter1 | Chapter2 | Chapter3 | Chapter4 | Chapter5 | Chapter6 | Chapter7 | Chapter8 | Chapter9 | AppendixA | AppenixB | AppendixC | AppendixD | ALL |
| NODIS Library | Human Resources and Personnel(3000s) | Search |


This document does not bind the public, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract. This document is uncontrolled when printed. Check the NASA Online Directives Information System (NODIS) Library to verify that this is the correct version before use: https://nodis3.gsfc.nasa.gov.