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July 31, 1962
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`.6 M - 'I'V16.2- (CLASSIFICATION) Approved For Release 2002/08/215 jU#Rj)PjjOg01676R000100140088-2 ACTION MEMORANDUM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR Action Memorandum No. A`28 Director of Personnel Director of Security Date - 31 July 1962 TO SUBJECT REFERENCE: Chief, Medical Staff VIA: Deputy Director (Support) PROCESSING OF EMPLOYEE APPLICANTS 1. During our current review of the allocation of funds for FY 1963, and of the personnel program with the requirements for recruitment, it has become apparent that we must do everything within our power to reduce the processing time on employee applicants. It would appear that under our present procedures we must start processing three applicants in the hope of having one enter on duty. This is both expensive and undoubtedly results in our not always getting the people we want. Z. Naturally, we do not in any way wish to lower our standard of security, physical condition, or suitability. On the other hand, it is demonstrable that if we processed fewer people, we could process them faster and enter more on duty. I believe that it is also apparent that the offices, under present circumstances, enter more applicants for processing in the knowledge that they will receive only approxi- mately ore-third of the applicants as employees. 3. In order to make specific recommendations as to how we can economize in our personnel recruitment 'prc~g::am, I would suggest the following: a. That the Office of Security reduce to an absolute minimum the ed for investigations, and put a standard deadline on all cases so that art can be given a specific time when he will receive approval or disapproval, 00 days. SUSPENSE DATE: Approved For Release 2002/08/215 JUAJF 01 (CLASSIFICATION) Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100140088-2 b. That the Office of Personnel establish a precise time schedule for its processing of each applicant, (1) from the date the forms are first received for processing until they are turned over to Security; (2) for the time required for processing through the Medical Office; (3) for the time required after processing by Security and Medical until final decision. c. That the Medical Office establish a fixed time limit for the processing of applicant papers after completion of the physical exam. d. That all line offices who require employees review applicants' files within a minimum of three days. 4. The over-all intent of these recommendations is to cut to an absolute minimum the time required for processing employee applications. We should have an immediate goal of only having to process two applicants for every one to be hired, rather than three as at the present. 431f;Ylet Lvrnnn B. I irk/),itr;c1i. Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Executive Director cc: DD/I DD/ R DD/P DD/S D/Training LBK/jrc Distribution: 1 A to each addressee 1 to each of above ,/- DDCI (for info.) 1 Executive Director 1 -ER Approved For Release 2002/08/21 0B01676R000100140088-2 1- ".1tr Appr Appr Ov L gg - N TOP AND BOTTOM nUyl CLASSIFIED R $-2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP D ADDRESS DATE INITIALS H EEE EI 4 5 6 ACTI ON APPROVAL ENT C DIRECT REPLY DISPATCH FILE PREPARE REPLY RECOMMENDATION RETURN jRRENc ION XNFOF SIGNATU RE Remarks : FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. DATE 00 1(t0fl88 2 Use previous editions FORM NO. 237 2-61 I (40) U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1961 0-587282