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SMG 1431.22

FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME II - DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

ADMINISTRATIVE - PERSONNEL

AUTHORITY TO APPROVE DETAILS OF CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT

Effective Date: 11/12/2004

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1. AUTHORITY DELEGATED.

To approve the detail under section 214 of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 215) of civil service personnel to other executive departments and agencies, to a state or political subdivision thereof, and to a nonprofit educational, research, or other institution engaged in health activities. Also, to approve leave without pay for a detail under section 214 of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 215) for civil service personnel assigned under sections 214b) and (c) of the Act.

2. TO WHOM DELEGATED.

A. Director, Office of Management Programs, Office of Management, Office of the Commissioner, agencywide.

B. Second level supervisor (branch level and above) for their employees.

All previous delegations of authority inconsistent with the provisions of this delegation are superseded.

3. LIMITATIONS.

A. Whenever a detail involves the reduction of grant funds to cover the cost of the detail, the arrangement must also be approved by an official authorized to make such reduction.

B. The Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (ASAM) retains authority to approve a detail to the Executive Office of the President and to a committee of Congress. In addition, the ASAM retains authority to approve any nonreimbursable or partially reimbursable detail under section 214 of the PHS Act for a period of more than 30 days.

4. REDELEGATION AND CERTIFICATION.

The authority may not be further redelegated. Delegates must be certified as knowledgeable about the legal, regulatory, and policy requirements regarding the subject authority. Delegates are subject to compliance audits.

5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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