Selective Service System (SSS) functions with a diverse
workforce of dedicated women and men, civilian and military,
in full-time, part-time, intermittent and voluntary
capacities. Many employees are required to wear several
hats, be creative, respond to problems, and take
on added responsibilities.
accordance with Office of Personnel Management regulations,
the SSS developed and implemented a Career Transition
Assistance Plan. The Plan gives priority consideration
to employees who have been displaced by a reduction-in-force
and who apply for vacancies advertised through the Merit
civilian personnel serve in full-time, part-time, and
intermittent positions. During FY 1996, the Agency had
an authorized civilian employment ceiling of 185 full-time
equivalents (FTEs); however, only 179 of these FTEs
were used. Civilian personnel are located at National
Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia; the Data Management
Center and Region I Headquarters, both in Great Lakes,
Illinois; Region II Headquarters, Marietta, Georgia;
and Region III Headquarters, Denver, Colorado.
Agency has 56 State Directors appointed by the Director
of Selective Service after being recommended by the
governors or chief executives of states, commonwealths,
and territories. State Directors serve on an intermittent
basis during peacetime, and are responsible for managing
Agency activities within their jurisdictions.
Agency is authorized 745 Reserve Force Officers (RFOs).
During FY 1996, 518 RFO positions were funded and, of
those, 455 were filled at the end of the fiscal year.
RFOs attend inactive duty training assemblies (drills)
and annual training to maintain proficiency in their
Agency is also authorized 25 active duty positions.
Of these, 16 are filled. The active duty personnel are
assigned to National and all three Region Headquarters.
They serve in various important positions which require
liaison between the civilian and military sectors.
the largest segment of the SSS workforce are the 10,488
uncompensated civilian volunteers who serve on the Selective
Service Boards. Members of District Appeal Boards, Civilian
Review Boards, and Local Boards are trained by Selective
Service. A representative few of these dedicated Americans
are profiled throughout this Annual Report.
Appeal Board Members are appointed by the President.
District Appeal and Civilian Review Board Members are
recommended by Region Directors and appointed by the
Director of Selective Service. Local Boards Members
are recommended by state governors and appointed by
the Director of Selective Service in the name of the
a draft, Local Board Members are responsible for determining
classifications of men seeking exemptions or deferments.
District Appeal Board Members are responsible for acting
on classification appeals. The Civilian Review Boards
review alternative service work assignments that are
appealed by conscientious objectors. The National Appeal
Board serves as the final level of all appeals relating
to a registrants classification. All boards, other
than the three-member National Appeal Board, must be
proportionately representative of the race and national
origin of the registrants in the boards jurisdiction
to the maximum extent possible.
the appointment of a new contracting officer in FY 1996,
the Agencys acquisition systems were reviewed
for conformity with Federal statutes, regulations, and
good business judgment. The specific factors of procurement
organization and authority, as well as the timeliness
of procurement procedures, were also examined. As a
result of this evaluation, a program was started to
automate all functional areas and expand electronic
data transfer for procurement functions. This will be
completed in FY 1997.
review of automated systems as defined in the Government
Information Locator System (GILS) was conducted in FY
1996. All Agency entries comply with requirements.