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Secretarial Process/Secretary Concerned
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 01 October 2014

  1. What is the Secretarial Process for Uniformed Members?
  2. What is the Secretary Concerned for Uniformed Members?
  3. What is the Secretarial Process for Civilian Employees?
  4. What is the Secretary Concerned for Civilian Employees?

See JTR , App A1 definition of Secretarial Process/Secretary Concerned.

1.  What is the Secretarial Process for Uniformed Members?

The Secretarial Process, for a Uniformed Member, is an action by the Per Diem Committee Principal member or a subordinate level specified by the Principal.  The Secretarial Process is (or the Processes are) in administrative and/or procedural directives issued under JTR, par. 1015-C .

2.  What is the Secretary Concerned for Uniformed Members?

The Secretary Concerned for Uniformed Members, as defined in 37 U.S.C. §101(5), is the Secretary of:

a.  The Army, with respect to matters concerning the Army;

b.  The Navy, with respect to matters concerning the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard when it is operating as a Service in the Navy;

c.  The Air Force, with respect to matters concerning the Air Force;

d.  Homeland Security, with respect to matters concerning the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a Service in the Navy;

e.  Commerce, with respect to matters concerning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Commissioned Corps; and/or

f.  Health and Human Services, with respect to matters concerning the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

When this term is used in the JTR , the Secretary concerned may authorize action by the PDTATAC Principal, without further delegation.

The Service Military Advisory Panel Member (MAP) is found at PDTATAC Contact Information for additional assistance concerning the Secretarial Process.

3.  What is the Secretarial Process for Civilian Employees?

The Secretarial Process for Civilian Employees is an action by the Per Diem Committee Principal member, the Principal member's designated representative, or:

a.  Secretary of a Military Department,

b.  Director of a Defense Component,

c.  Director, Administration & Management for:

(1)  Office of the Secretary of Defense,

(2)  Washington Headquarters Services,

(3)  Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,

(4)  Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,

(5)  U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and/or

b. Designated representative for any of the above.

The Secretarial Process is (or the processes are) in administrative and/or procedural directives issued under JTR, par. 1015.

The Service and OSD (includes Defense Components/Agencies) Civilian Advisory Panel Member (CAP) is found at PDTATAC Contact Information for additional assistance concerning the Secretarial Process.

4.  What is the Secretary Concerned for Civilian Employees?

The Secretary Concerned, for Civilian Employees, as defined in 37 U.S.C §101(5) is the Secretary of:

a.  The Army, with respect to matters concerning the Army;

b.  The Navy, with respect to matters concerning the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard when it is operating as a Service in the Navy; and/or

c.  The Air Force, with respect to matters concerning the Air Force.

The Secretary concerned may authorize action by the PDTATAC Principal, without further delegation.

 

     
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