For paid advertisements to recruit civilian personnel, see Section 332-1-9 of the Federal Personnel Manual.
(i) Heads of contracting activities are delegated authority to approve the publication of paid advertisements in newspapers. They may redelegate this authority in accordance with agency procedures.
(ii) Submit DD Form 1535, Request/Approval for Authority to Advertise, to the approval authority to obtain special or general authority.
(A) Special authority permits the publication of a given advertisement for a specified number of times in designated newspapers.
(B) General authority permits the publication of such advertisements as may be required during a designated fiscal year.