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SMG 1430.6

FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME II - DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

ADMINISTRATIVE - PERSONNEL

AUTHORITY FOR THE FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE ARRANGEMENTS PROGRAM

Effective Date: 11/12/2004

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1. AUTHORITY DELEGATED.

To approve requests to participate in the Flexible Workplace Arrangements Program.

2. TO WHOM DELEGATED.

Deputy Commissioners; Associate Commissioners; Chief Counsel and Deputies; Center Directors and Deputies; Assistant Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs; Director; Office of Management, CDER; Director, Office of Management, CBER; Director, Office of Management Systems, CFSAN; Associate Director for Management and Systems, CDRH; Director, Office of Management, CVM; Deputy Center Director for Management, NCTR, and Director, Office of Management Services, NCTR; Director, Office of Resource Management, ORA; and Director, Office of Executive Operations, Office of Management, Office of the Commissioner unless otherwise restricted under REDELEGATION AND CERTIFICATION.

All previous delegations of authority inconsistent with the provisions of this delegation are superseded.

3. LIMITATIONS.

The authority must be exercised in accordance with the FDA master plan for flexible workplace arrangements program and any other organization-specific guidance.

4. REDELEGATION AND CERTIFICATION.

This authority may be redelegated; however, it must be exercised by no lower than the employee's immediate supervisor. Any redelegation must be in writing and specify the nature and extent of the authority redelegated. Delegates must be certified as knowledgeable about the flexible workplace arrangements program. A copy of the redelegation of this authority must be furnished to the Director, Office Management Programs (HFA-400) and to the FDA Delegations Officer (HFA-340). Delegates are subject to compliance audits.

5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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