Authority to Deploy

DoDD 1404.10 provides for "...the involuntary assignment of civilian employees to Emergency Essential (E-E) positions as may be necessary to meet the exigencies of the circumstances and when unforeseen contingencies prevent prior identification of those positions as being E-E." Army policy is to normally deploy civilian employees who either have agreed to accept E-E positions or who are volunteers. This policy in no way restricts or limits the authority to direct involuntary deployments when necessary to accomplish the military mission. Seeking volunteers does not require wide ranging or Army wide searches. The search may be limited to the local work force.

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