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Division of Federal - State Relations, Duties and Functions


  1. Provides an Agency focal point for all programmatic and operational relationships with counterpart State and local officials to assure a cohesive and uniform Agency policy.
  2. Provides overall Agency leadership and guidance in the development, coordination, and evaluation of the Agency Federal-State program.
  3. Makes recommendations to the Director, Office of Regional Operations, on matters regarding Agency Federal-State program policy.
  4. Serves as the day-to-day Agency liaison with organizations of Federal, State, and local officials whose interests corresponding to those of the Agency.
  5. Directs a program of State Management Conferences with key State officials and Agency field components.
  6. Serves as the Agency focal point for coordination of the programmatic aspects of all Agency contracts and grants with State and local counterpart agencies.
  7. Manages the national health fraud data system and coordinates nationwide health fraud prevention activities between the field, States, and Headquarters organizations.