Clinton Muzzles The Naval Weapons People.

Just as the radar images were being published in Paris Match, Clinton signed the following Executive Order.

The Federal Labor-Management Relations Program provides a mechanism for workers to complain of inappropriate treatment, or to report wrongdoing without fear of reprisal.

Interesting timing, isn't it?

From http://clinton6.nara.gov/1997/03/1997-03-11-exec-order-on-naval-special-warfare-development-group.html

E.O. # 13039

                          THE WHITE HOUSE
  
                   Office of the Press Secretary
  
  _______________________________________________________________
  
  For Immediate Release                            March 12, 1997
  
  
  
                          EXECUTIVE ORDER
  
                           - - - - - - -
  
      EXCLUSION OF THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
        FROM THE FEDERAL LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS PROGRAM
  
  
       By the authority vested in me as President by the 
  Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 
  including section 7103(b)(1) of title 5 of the United States 
  Code, and having determined that the Naval Special Warfare 
  Development Group has as a primary function intelligence, 
  counter-intelligence, investigative, or national security 
  work and that the provisions of Chapter 71 of title 5 of the 
  United States Code cannot be applied to this organization in 
  a manner consistent with national security requirements and 
  considerations, Executive Order 12171 of November 19, 1979, 
  as amended, is further amended by adding the following at the 
  end of section 1-205:
  
       "(i)  Naval Special Warfare Development Group."
  
  
  
  
       	    	      	   	WILLIAM J. CLINTON
  
  
  
  
  THE WHITE HOUSE,
      March 11, 1997.
  
 
__________________________________________________________



HTTP://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/7103.html

(b)(1) The President may issue an order excluding any agency or subdivision 
thereof from coverage under this chapter if the President determines that - 
* (A) the agency or subdivision has as a primary function intelligence, 
counterintelligence, investigative, or national security work, and 
* (B) the provisions of this chapter cannot be applied to that agency or 
subdivision in a manner consistent with national security requirements and 
considerations.
* (2) The President may issue an order suspending any provision of this 
chapter with respect to any agency, installation, or activity located outside 
the 50 States and the District of Columbia, if the President determines that 
the suspension is necessary in the interest of national security.


Labor-Management Relations Program
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HTTP://www.dp.hq.af.mil/DP/permiss/per_data/4211.htm

Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS) employees who are 
non-preference eligibles and who have completed one year of continuous service 
in the same or similar positions within DoD under other than a temporary 
appointment limited to two years or less, may grieve their removal, 
suspension, reduction in grade or pay, or furlough for 30 days or less. This 
provision does not apply to terminations for national security reasons under 
section 1590(e)(1) of Title 10 United States Code.


HTTP://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/10/1590.shtml

(e)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Defense 
may terminate the employment of any civilian intelligence officer or employee 
of a military department whenever he considers that action to be in the 
interests of the United States and he determines that the procedures 
prescribed in other provisions of law that authorize the termination of the 
employment of such officer or employee cannot be invoked in a manner 
consistent with the national security. The decisions of the Secretary under 
this paragraph are final and may not be appealed or reviewed outside the 
Department of Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall promptly notify the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and 
the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate whenever this termination 
authority is exercised. 
* (2) Any termination of employment under this subsection shall not affect the 
right of the officer or employee involved to seek or accept employment with 
any other department or agency of the United States if he is declared eligible 
for such employment the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. 
* (3) The Secretary of Defense may delegate authority under this subsection 
only to the Deputy Secretary of Defense or the Secretary concerned or both. An 
action to terminate any civilian intelligence officer or employee of a 
military department by either such officer shall be appealable to the 
Secretary of Defense.

 
  

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