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Approved For Release 2000/09/01 CIA-RDP82- 03WR0006 020-0 PERSONNEL 24. MANAGEMENT OF SPECIALLY QUALIFIED SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL a. GENERAL. This paragraph prescribes the policy and responsibilities pertaining to the Agency's personnel management and pay system for specially qualified personnel assigned to selected scientific positions associated with high priority national intelligence requirements. b. POLICY. It is Agency policy to attract, motivate, and retain 'competent scientific personnel. The provisions of a management. and pay system providing for a Scientific Pay Schedule (SPS) and specially designated SPS positions are applicable to a small percentage of these personnel. SPS employees are specialists in the physical, biological, medical, or engineering sciences, and occupy one of the followings PS positions: (1) Scientific advisor to the managers of organizations that engage in either (a) exploratory research toward the discovery of new concepts, phenomena, and theories that provide the genesis of new technologies applicable to the intelligence process, (b) applying w technological advances in the design, development, and fabrication of prototype hardware and software systems, equipment, devices, and techniques for in- telligence purposes, or (c) analy ing-, evaluating and producing foreign scientific intelligence"~:t,._c_ V NOP" E2 IMPDET Approved For Release 2000/09/01 : CIA-RDP82-065 P0080020-0 ? Approved For Release 2QA0/Q9L4t-. RDR&21OG 7R000600080020-0 iwm (2) Team leader, project manager, or first line supervisor respon- sible for the technical management of research projects within the framework of an office-wide research program O 0-~\&A D (3) Combined position of advisor and technical manager with respon- sibilities for major scientific programs. c. DESIGNATION OF SPS POSITIONS. Each SPS position v&_ll.e designated on organizational staffing complements by the title and occupational code used for comparable General Schedule (GS) positions, with the prefix "SPS" but excluding the GS grade level equivalent; e.g., Physicist SPS-1310.04-00. d. PAY RATES. The pay range for SPS personnel will be from the minimum rate for GS-16 to the highest rate for GS-18. Pay steps within the Scientific Pay Schedule will be equated with pay steps for GS-16 through GS-18 --i a?tated-be-lew: Scientific Pay Schedule General Schedule Steps 1 through 4 GS-16, Steps 1 through 4 Steps 5 through 8 GS-17, Steps 1 through 4 Step 9 GS-18 Pay applicable to SPS pay sus wild be adjusted automatically when there are changes in the corresponding GS pay steps. e. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPS POSITIONS. Individuals considered for SPS positions must have had broad and significant experience in the major scientific field related to these positions. Such Approved For Release 2O9f Jpi c P-&2h00357R000600080020-0 0- -F-I-p E-N-T-I-A-L Approved For ReIsase 2000/09/01: CIA-RDP82-003.5 R00060 PERSONNEL experience may have been obtained in Government, private industry, V academic institutions( professional societies,or organ fza~tionss, soi J'/ very high order in the specialized branch of the scientific field. ieTdividua3must ge-.o dministeripg-?- j Rcv 6e scientific programs conductg researchor.consultation of a 4 actors to be.considered for assignment to an SPS position are academic background, publications of thee,. activities in professional societies, general reputation in the scientific field, and present salary. f. RESPONSIBILITIES (1) The Director of Central Intelligence is responsible for: (a) Establishing SPS position ceilings for the Agency and for each directorate within the overall Agency staff manpower ceiling authorized each fiscal year by the Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. (b) Authorizing increases in the Agency ceiling for SPS positions with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget. (c) Approving the establishment of SPS positions within the authorized ceiling. (d) Approving appointments to personnel to SPS status and the reassignment of SPS personnel between directorates. (e) Approving promotions from SPS step 4 to step 5 (equivalent to GS-16/4 and GS-17/1) and from step 8 to step 9 (equivalent to GS-17/4 and GS-18/1). 3 Approved For Release 2000/09A0)- C~IAE_~[~ _P_ 0L0357RQOAM080020-0 c-o - CL BY: 059687 C 0 N F I D E N T I A L Approved For RQ ase 2000/09/01 : CIA-RDP82-00357R000600080020-0 25X1A RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEPUTY DIRECTORS. Deputy Directors will (1) recommend to the Comptroller estimates of SPS positions and personnel required for their respective areas as a part of budget submissions and, when necessary, recommend any revision thereto; (2) recommend appointments to SPS status with desired salary rates, through the Director of Personnel, to the Director of Central Intelligence for approval; (3) recommend promotions from SPS step 4 to step 5 and from step 8 to step 9, through the Director of Personnel, to the Director of Central Intelligence for approval; (4) recommend promotions to SPS steps 2 through 4 and 6 through 8 and submit to the Director of Personnel for approval and pro- cessing; (5) submit SPS vacancy reports and SPS personnel reassignment proposals to the CIA Supergrade Review Panel 25X1A (6) take effective action to attract, motivate and retain competent scientific personnel. h. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL. The Director of Personnel will (1) determine that proposals for SPS positions included in staffing complements are consistent with the mission and functions of an activity and require personnel with special scientific qualifications of a level embraced by the salary structure of the Scientific Pay Schedule; Approved For Release 2000/%9/61F: i-IAFRbF 8ib657R000600080020-0 C O N F I D E N T I A L Approved For Re,Lease 2000/09/01 : CIA-RDP82-00367R000600080020-0 (2) assist Deputy Directors in the recruitment and internal selection of qualified personnel to fill SPS positions; (3) document and evaluate the qualifications of proposed SPS assignees and SPS candidates for promotion in coordination with the appropriate Deputy Director; (4) determine appropriate individual pay rates, placing emphasis on the qualifications and capabilities of the individual as they relate to the scope and responsibility of duties to be performed; (5) ensure that the Directorate SPS ceilings are not exceeded; (6) establish SPS positions on staffing complements upon approval of the Director of Central Intelligence; (7) recommend action to the Director of Central Intelligence on all appointments and promotions of SPS personnel from SPS step 4 to step 5 and from step 8 to step 9; (8) approve promotions to SPS steps 2 through 4 and steps 6 through 8, submitted by Deputy Directors, and process appro- priate actions; (9) approve intra-Directorate transfers and deletions of SPS positions, and recommend action on inter-Directorate transfers of SPS positions to the DCI through the Comptroller. i. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMPTROLLER. The Comptroller will (1) review, program and budget submission estimates of scientific personnel requirements to determine consistency with approved Agency missions, programs, overall personnel ceilings and budget considerations, and in consonance with the Director of Personnel Approved For Release 2000t0g/c1 F gI#-pRpFf8?-Q0057R000600080020-0 5 C O N F I D E N T I A L Approved For Reease 2000/09/01 : CIA-RDP82-00357R000600080020-0 forward recommendations to the DCI for increases in ceiling for scientific personnel which would be in excess of the Agency SPS ceiling; (2) review requests for reallocation of SPS ceiling between Directorates and forward such requests with his recomendation to the DCI. Approved For Release 2000M/91F:ICb4MIP812p9357R000600080020-0