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Approved For Release 200/05/31, 00823R0Q200120014-5 1: 7 SEP 1971 MEMORANDUM MR.- Deputy Director for Support SUBJFCT : Orgasisatioa of Former Employees of CIA This memorandum is submitted for information only. 25X1A9a 2. This Office have reviewed the proposal of to establish an organization of former employees of CIA. if favorable consideration is given to the proposal, we believe that it should be reworked to provide for the elimination of security concern as distinguished from the selection of ways to handle security problems. This could be accomplished as follows: Eliminate all procedures for (and concerns over) the screening of applicants for membership. We cant visualize a screening program in the association which would not require a check with CIA itself or the use by one of the aseo- ciatios: officials of information which he acquired white in the service of CIA. This would be an unfortunate and otherwise forbidden personal use of officially acquired Information. b. Require the agency to deal with the association oat a completely unclassified basis. The agency should not furnish classified information to the association. The proposal includes the recorn- mesdation that the "'SFCRFT" study itself be furnished to the organizing committee). c. Provide for the possibility that non-friendly or unfriendly persons could obtain high positions is the association. Attitudes of people change over the years. Approved For Release 2000/05/31 -I 836BaCIO23J O0Q200120014-5 Approved For Release 2 00/05/31 : C 23RD 200120014-5 d. Fliminate the hazard of circulating a list of former employees. 3. If the organization is closely tied into Agency facilities, records and support, there is a definite possibility the organiza- tion will become known as a "company union" to the press and to the public. The Agency may inherit problems when a policy clash occurs that splits the organization's leadership and that of the Agency. 4. From an overall policy standpoint, we question whether the benefits to CIA outweigh the potential disadvantages of an ox-employees organization. 25X1A Howard J. 45svora Director of`'ecurity 25X1A9a Distribution: Orig & 1 - Addressee I - D/Security 1 - DD/Security L1'- EPD File 1 EPD Chrono OS/E5/EPD ccb '17 September 1971) r 'I Approved For Release 2000/05/3b RBIR1 bP83B00823R000200120014-5