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SMG 1431.2a

FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME II - DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

ADMINISTRATIVE - PERSONNEL

SELECTING AUTHORITY

Effective Date: 11/12/2004

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1. AUTHORITY DELEGATED.

To make the management decision regarding the choice of a person to fill a position by any type of personnel action. (This authority is not abridged by vesting appointment authority in another official.)

2. TO WHOM DELEGATED.

A. To the supervisor (branch level and above) second in line of supervision over the employee, or higher.

B. Deputy Commissioners; Associate Commissioners; Chief Counsel; Center Directors; Office Directors and other officials who report directly to the Commissioner, for employees for whom they are the immediate supervisors, except for those whose appointment or selection requires approval in the Office of the Secretary.

C. Regional Food and Drug Directors may act as selecting officials for members of their immediate staffs at GS-14 and below; however, the concurrence of the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs is required for the selection of District Directors and Regional Food and Drug Director staff members at the GS-14 grade level.

D. A management official higher in the supervisory line than the selecting official may exercise selection authority in lieu of the designated selecting official at the discretion of the higher level official.

All previous delegations of authority inconsistent with the provisions of this delegation are superseded.

3. LIMITATIONS.

A. The Commissioner retains selecting authority for his immediate staff at all grade levels, for members of public advisory committees, and for those employees whose appointment or selection requires approval in the Office of the Secretary.

B. The Secretary retains the authority to nominate persons for appointment by the President or by the President and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

4. REDELEGATION AND CERTIFICATION.

These authorities may not be further redelegated.

5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This delegation was signed by Jeffrey M. Weber, Associate Commissioner for Management, on November 12, 2004.