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Directives Due for Review FY 2015

The following list contains the directives that are due for review for Fiscal Year 2015

Directives for Review FY 2015

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NEW - DOE O 331.1C Chg 3, Employee Performance Management and Recognition Program

To establish requirements and responsibilities for the performance management program for all supervisory and non-supervisory employees at grades GS-15 and below or equivalent, employees in EJ and EK pay bands IV and V in the Excepted Service, and all wage grade employees. Admin Chg 1, dated 2-16-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 2-26-2013. Admin Chg 3, dated 11-13-14 cancels Admin Chg 2. Chg 3 includes additional clarification of information for QSI.

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NEW - DOE O 475.2B, Identifying Classified Information

To establish the program to identify information classified under the Atomic Energy Act [Restricted Data (RD), Formerly Restricted Data (FRD), and Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information (TFNI)] or Executive Order (E.O.) 13526 [National Security Information (NSI)], so that it can be protected against unauthorized dissemination.

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NEW - DOE O 350.1 Chg 5, Contractor Human Resource Management Programs

This directive establishes DOE responsibilities and requirements for the management and oversight of contractor Human Resource Management (HR) programs. Chg 1, 5-8-98; Chg 2, 11-22-09; Chg 3, 2-23-10; Chg 4, 4-29-13. DOE O 350.1 Chg 5, dated 9-30-2014, cancels DOE O 350.1 Chg 4. The Order is revised to reflect the cancellation of Chapters 1-3 due to the incorporation of these chapters into DOE Order 350.3; reflect organizational changes; delete reference to the DOE Retrospective Rating Insurance Plan, which is no longer available; remove the CRD from Chapter VII.

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NEW - DOE O 350.3, Labor Standards Compliance, Contractor Labor Relations, and Contractor Workforce Restructuring Programs

To ensure that contractors pursue collective bargaining practices that promote efficiency and economy in contract operations, judicious expenditure of public funds, equitable resolution of disputes, and effective collective bargaining relationships; that contractor relations/human resources specialists achieve consultations with management and operating contractors; and that appropriate labor standards are included in DOE/NNSA contracts and subcontracts. Cancels Chapters I-III of DOE O 350.1 Chg 4. Does not cancel other directives.

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DRAFT - DOE G 444.1-1, Guide on Preventing and Responding to All Forms of Violence in the Workplace

To ensure all sites have the tools to implement processes, we have created this guide. Each site is expected to develop its own site specific set of procedures/process to implement DOE Policy 444.1 Preventing and Responding to all forms of violence in the Workplace.

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DRAFT - DOE G 580.1-1A, Personal Property

This Guide provides non-regulatory guidance and information to assist DOE organizations and contractors in implementing the DOE-wide and site-specific personal property management programs. It supplements the policy, requirements, and responsibilities information contained in the DOE Order cited above and clarifies the regulatory requirements contained in the Federal Property Management Regulation (FMR) and specific contracts.

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DRAFT - DOE O 251.1D, Departmental Directives Program

To establish directives as the primary means to set, communicate, and institutionalize policies, requirements, responsibilities, and procedures for Departmental elements and contractors.

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DRAFT - DOE O 329.1A, Excepted Service Authorities for EJ and EK Pay Plans

To establish requirements and responsibilities for the employment and compensation of individuals when using the following DOE excepted service authority: a. Section 621(d) of the DOE Organization Act (42 United States Code (U.S.C.), section 7231(d), hereafter referred to as pay plan EJ. b. Section 3161(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337, October 5, 1994) and renewals, hereafter referred to as pay plan EK.

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DRAFT - DOE O 329.2, Excepted Service Authority for Exceptionally Well Qualified (EWQ) EQ Pay Plan Employees

To establish requirements and responsibilities for the employment and compensation of individuals when using the following DOE excepted service authority: Section 313 division D of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-76), hereafter referred to as appointment authority EWQ and pay plan EQ.

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DRAFT- DOE O 442.1B, Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program

The purpose of this Order is to maintain an Employee Concerns Program (ECP) at the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that encourages the free and open expression of employee concerns and provides DOE federal, contractor, and sub contractor employees with an independent avenue to raise any concern related, but not limited, to the environment, safety, health, security, quality, and management, as well as harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and discrimination (HIRD).

DRAFT - DOE O 442.1B, Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program. Please login to RevCom to make comments.

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DRAFT - DOE O 452.2C, Security and Use Control of Nuclear Explosives and Nuclear Weapons

The Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive security and use control (UC) elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program, to ensure authorized use, when directed by proper authority, and protect against deliberate unauthorized acts (DUAs), deliberate unauthorized use (DUU), and denial of authorized use (DAU).

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DRAFT-DOE O 325.2, Position Management and Classification

The Order establishes Departmental requirements and responsibilities for classifying positions using the General Schedule (GS) and the Federal Wage System (FWS) standards.

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DRAFT - DOE O 333.1, Administering Work Force Discipline

To provide requirements and responsibilities for administering workforce discipline that includes disciplinary, adverse, and alternative corrective actions in the Department of Energy (DOE).

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Notice of Intent to Develop DOE G 430.1-8, Asset Revitalization Initiative Guide for Sustainable Asset Management and Reuse

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 430.1B, Real Property Asset Management, calls for the agency to "establish a corporate, holistic, and performance-based approach to real property life-cycle asset management." It discusses requirements to properly plan, acquire, maintain, recapitalize, and dispose of assets, while recognizing the importance of stakeholder involvement, privatization, cultural and natural preservation, and local economic development.

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Notice of Intent to Revise DOE O 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, 08-30-11

This directive is proposed for revision to reflect the establishment of the Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) by Secretary Moniz in May 2014, and the Secretary's expectations for the enterprise-wide internal management assessment function performed by EA as articulated in his June 27, 2014, memorandum to all Departmental Elements.

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Notice of Intent to Revise Department of Energy Order 426.2 Change 1, Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification and Certification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities

The Office of Nuclear Safety consulted field and Headquarters (HQ) offices on whether or not a revision is warranted for DOE O 426.2. As a result, certain aspects of DOE O 426.2 were identified as needing clarification and revision. Based on this feedback, the revision is intended to clarify educational requirements, certification requirements, and applicability. Addressing these concerns should improve operating training programs, and result in less time focused on managing ambiguous or possibly unnecessary requirements.

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Justification Memo DOE O 452.4B

Recent events have revealed that there are organizations that are seeking to insert malicious software and/or components into the nuclear weapon supply chain that can alter functionality of the weapon and possibly cause DAU.

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Justification Memoranda Template

Effective January 2012, please be aware that a new template is to be used for processing Justification Memoranda. The April 2011 version is no longer valid. You may find this template on the Directives Templates.

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New Directives, Delegations and Other Requirements Portal

The new Directives, Delegations, and Other Requirements portal is up and running. A tutorial for navigating the new portal can be found here. A listing of the Directives Quarterly Update can be found under the News and Updates section. Please take a look around the site and let us know if you have any questions.

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NEW - DOE N 251.113, Cancellation of Directives

Effective immediately the following Department of Energy directive is canceled. DOE M 452.2-2, Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes, dated 04-14-2009.

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NEW - DOE O 422.1 Admin Chg 2, Conduct of Operations

The objective of this Order is to define the requirements for establishing and implementing Conduct of Operations Programs at Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), facilities and projects. A Conduct of Operations Program consists of formal documentation, practices, and actions implementing disciplined and structured operations that support mission success and promote worker, public, and environmental protection. The goal is to minimize the likelihood and consequences of human fallibility or technical and organizational system failures. Conduct of Operations is one of the safety management programs recognized in the Nuclear Safety Rule [Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management], but it also supports safety and mission success for a wide range of hazardous, complex, or mission-critical operations, and some conduct of operations attributes can enhance even routine operations. It supports the Integrated Safety Management (ISM) System by providing concrete techniques and practices to implement the ISM Core Functions of Develop and Implement Hazard Controls and Perform Work Within Controls. It may be implemented through facility policies, directives, plans, and safety management systems and need not be a stand-alone program.

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NEW - DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program

All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives.

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NEW - DOE O 452.2E, Nuclear Explosive Safety

This Department of Energy (DOE) Order establishes requirements to implement the nuclear explosive safety (NES) elements of DOE O 452.1D, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program, or successor directive, for routine and planned nuclear explosive operations (NEOs).

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NEW - DOE P 444.1, Preventing and Responding to all Forms of Violence in the Workplace

The Policy states DOE's expectation regarding the prevention of all forms of violence (to include physical and psychological) within the DOE workplace and providing support and assistance to employees whose lives are affected by workplace violence.

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NEW - DOE P 481.1, DOE's Policy Regarding Laboratories, Plants and Sites Engaging in Strategic Partnership Projects with Other Federal Agencies, Independent Organizations, and the Private Sector

The purpose of this Policy is to set the context in which DOE and its laboratories, plants, and sites should pursue Strategic Partnership Projects (SSP) with other Federal government agencies, state and local institutions, universities, foreign entities and/or private companies. The Policy is applicable to the DOE laboratories, plants, and sites, and to the DOE programs that own them and facilitate their work.

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Quarterly Update for April, May and June 2014

The quarterly update for the second quarter has been posted

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Recent Administrative Change 12-4-14

The purpose of the administrative change is to provide the EK pay plan with continuous locality pay coverage as a result of an administrative change to the EK pay plan legislation.

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URL Changes for Directives Documents -- No Action Needed

To improve performance for browsing and searching the Directives, we have moved all Directives documents into sub-directories corresponding to their series. Links from your site(s) will be AUTOMATICALLY RE-DIRECTED to the new addresses.

Each current, draft, and archived Directive has been moved to a sub-directory corresponding to the series. For example:

DOE O 420.1C has been moved

  • from https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/0420.1-BOrder-c
  • to https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0420.1-BOrder-c

DOE O 5480.1B, Change 3, has been moved

  • from https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/5480.01-BOrder-bc3
  • to https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/5400-series/5480.01-BOrder-bc3

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