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Documenting Hires Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111-5 dated February 17, 2009)

Monday, March 2, 2009
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
Chief Human Capital Officers
From: 
Kathie Ann Whipple, Acting Director
Subject: 
Documenting Hires Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111-5 dated February 17, 2009)

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requires agencies funding new hires with appropriations granted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, Public Law 111-5 dated February 17, 2009) to document such on the SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” appointing the employee.

New legal authority code “ZEA/Pub. L. 111-5” is established and must be cited, in addition to any existing OPM required legal authority code(s) for the appointment, as the final OPM required legal authority on the SF-50. Cite “ZEA/Pub. L. 111-5” on appointment actions effective as of February 17, 2009. OPM may request reports regarding the use of this authority.