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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Management-Directed Reassignments

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

Can a management-directed reassignment be initiated for a contract specialist to a contracting officer position? A contracting officer is required to be warranted, which allows them to obligate the government contractually. In addition, the contracting officer can be held criminally responsible for their actions in performance of their duties by virtue of their contractual authority. Also, the position would take them from a non-supervisory position to a supervisory position.

A:

The management-directed reassignment can occur assuming all the other requirements can be met.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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