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= Approved Fq,&Rele ,, - 82-0038000600080033-6 MEMORANDUM FOR: Executive Director-Comptroller SUBJECT . Management of Supergrade Personnel 1. Although this Agency is named as one exempt from the proposed Federal Executive Service, we have been examining that legislative proposal for its potential influence on our operations and to determine whether it contains features suitable for adoption by Agency management. We have concluded that the proposal offers nothing which would enhance the management authority of the Director. Our personnel program has the essential flexibility for executive management which the proposed Federal Executive Service would give to other agencies. Agency regulations provide that "the Director of Central Intelligence will determine the number of Agency personnel who may hold supergrade rank," - and -- "an employee will hold supergrade rank for such time as the Director may determine, regardless of the nature of the duties performed." 2. The proposed FES provides periodic reviews of supergrades to determine their continuance at that level; and, we were reminded that our current program does not include such reviews. This Agency had something of the sort when the initial appointment of supergrades was "temporary" and their conversion to "permanent" status was based upon a subsequent review of their performance at that level. I am persuaded that our current program is deficient in not providing for some such review. Yet, considering the overall circumstances of senior Agency executives, I believe it would be inadvisable either to convert them to limited contract status as the FES would do or to reestablish "temporary" supergrade appointments. 3. Instead, I suggest that the Director advise the Deputy Directors each year by memorandum of his continuing desire that senior executive positions be manned by the best qualified officers available. In that memorandum the Director would ask the Deputies to review the performance of supergrade officers under their jurisdiction and to advise him whether or not each, by name, should continue to hold his supergrade rank or be displaced. The Director would express his intent to consider such advice and to retire if eligible or down- grade those officers whom he determined should be displaced for the good of the service. Any downgrading resulting from such action by the Director would be accomplished with salary retention for two years 80033-6 Approved For Release 2002/05/01: CIA-RDP82 0e cKC,~. prom u o -.~xa;rauana ansl d.L'i:.9fStC?E.~p9 Approved F elease PNEIP~NIA1RDP82-0035ZR000600080033-6 after which the individuals concerned would be reduced to an appropriate salary at their lower grades. Li. I believe such periodic reviews would be of great benefit in maintaining high-quality staffing of senior executive positions by providing an orderly system for effecting replacements at those levels. They would eliminate any basis for failure to take necessary displace- ment action. Such reviews can be conducted without changing present Agency regulations. If you agree that such action is desirable I shall prepare rosters of the supergrade officers under the jurisdiction of each Deputy Director together with appropriate transmittal memoranda for signature by the Director. Harry B. Fisher Director of Personnel Executive Director-Comptroller Date Approved For Release/,p~,~G~~FP82-003578000600080033-6 ^'1JNCLASSI FI Qpproveld..F rr--LLq,~~el~pl~e `ITERNAL 2002/05/01 : CIA-R FROM: Chief, Review Staff 25X1 a 1 A ~~ L. 12. G 1Y U t1 13. 25X1A 2 ~D35A0N0A0~080033-6 F-1 SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (optional) EXTENSION NO. 'I 71.97 DATE 9 March 1971 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and buildin ) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom g INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment. RECEIVED FORWARDED DD/Pers/P&C 1 A o4 ~ ~ This presents the proposal which I have discussed 2 concerning the periodic review of supergrades to - - - determine their retention at 3. D/Personnel that level. 5E56Hgs 4. 25X1A9a 5. 7. c UJ00 a. 9. 1 t) Via Cax~ S u Mw~ 10. ~Ib- Q G1, wit wn~ A-9 ~ w~ ~-~ ~~~-~ Q ~ . ed C.4A L . 4w, % GC/? oa 4.4UM " OA4 671 . 3 (Vt S-~~fwtrt ~ ~v- 'v 14. ~IA' 15. Cc, GiA RE) 82 FORM 61 O USE PREVIOUS 3-62 EDITIONS El SECRET CONFIDENTIAL ^ USE ONLY [:1 UNCLASSIFIED 4*0 - ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (optional) FROM: EXTENSION NO. ! _- DATE TO: (Officer designation, room number, and ildin ) b DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom u g INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) 25X1A9a RECEIVED FORWARDED [ 2 X ' I j G ~2 L7 G". "' 1 7. 9. 10. 11. 25X1A 12. 13. 14. 15. 104 QA R--Prl -- 00080099-0 F-1 UNCLASSIFIED FORM 61 O USEDITIO OUS ^ SECRET CONFIDENTIAL ^ U 3-62 SE ONLY ~ IrERNAL TI El SECRET UNCLASSIFI 5 - - roveObrrMlM* 2002/05/01 :CIA-R DP82 91