Official Representation Funds of the Secretary of the Army
This major revision, dated 18 September 2012–
o Establishes the requirement for a memorandum of authority to designated officials authorizing the expenditures of official representation funds (para 1-4b(3)).
o Assigns responsibility to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, for compliance with Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum OSD 76576-04; Accountability of Department of Defense Sponsored Foreign Personnel in the United States, dated 18 May 2004 (para 1-4e).
o Requires officials responsible for approving official representation funds to be not lower than members of the senior executive service or general officers (para 1-4f).
o Specifies grade and rank requirements for hosts of events; normally requires members of the senior executive service or general officers as hosts for events (must attend, not just sponsor events) (para 2-1b).
o Revises the level of expenditures for gifts (para 2-4c).
o Describes conditions for using a Government charge card to purchase official representation funds-approved goods and services (para 3-1a(2)).
o Permits certifying officials to allow the Director of Resource Management or equivalent official to authorize marginal cost adjustments (para 3-1d(2)).
o Requires designated officials to appoint, in writing, inventory control officers (para 3-3b).
o Makes administrative changes (throughout).