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NPR 3300.1C
Effective Date: November 01, 2015
Expiration Date: December 01, 2023

Subject: Employment, Appointment Authorities, and Details

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Responsibilities

1.1 Administrator
1.2 Chief Human Capital Officer
1.3 Center Human Resources Directors
1.4 Supervisors

Chapter 2. Distinguished Scholar Appointment Authority

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Coverage
2.3 Eligibility
2.4 Recruitment and Rating
2.5 Selection Priority

Chapter 3. Employment of Experts and Consultants

3.1 General Provisions
3.2 Employment Conditions and Restrictions
3.3 Documenting Employment
3.4 Reporting Requirements

Chapter 4. Appointment of Foreign Nationals

4.1 Approvals
4.2 Qualification Requirements
4.3 Appointment Procedures
4.4 Transportation
4.5 Change in Citizenship

Chapter 5. Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments

5.1 Introduction
5.2 IPA Agreements
5.3 Length of Assignments
5.4 Approval Authority
5.5 Funding/Cost Sharing
5.6 Travel and Per Diem

Chapter 6. Detail Assignments

6.1 Procedures
6.2 Detail Assignments in the Washington, DC, Area Require Administrator Approval
6.3 Processing and Documenting Details
6.4 Reporting Requirements

Chapter 7. Term Appointments under the NASA Flexibility Act

7.1 General Provisions
7.2 Exclusions
7.3 Making or Extending Term Appointments for up to Six Years
7.4 Vacancy Announcements
7.5 Requirements for Non-competitive Conversions from Term Appointments
7.6 Competitive Conversion
7.7 Referring Term Employees Under Competitive Placement Procedures
7.8 Advising Employees

Chapter 8. Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP) Guidelines

8.1 Overview
8.2 FEORP Plans

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms


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