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Personnel Delegation #3


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     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20857

Personnel Delegation #3

APR 7 1995

TO: Director of Headquarters Operations

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Personnel Administration Authorities

Authority Delegated and to Whom

  1. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Indian health Service (IHS), by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Management Operations, Public Health Service (PHS), on July 25, 1994, I hereby delegate to the Director of Headquarters Operations (DHO) for all occupations within the IHS Headquarters appointing authority, the authority to approve an appointment at a rate above the minimum rate of the appropriate grade, under 5 United States Code 5333, based on the existing pay and unusually high or unique qualifications of the candidate or special need of the Government for the candidate's services.

Redelegations and Restrictions

  1. The authority to approve an appointment above the minimum salary rate based on:  a) a written competing offer; b) a match of a candidate's current base salary; or c) a salary survey which has been approved by the Director, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Management, PHS, may be redelegated to the IHS Personnel Officer.  This authority may be further delegated to a personnel official reporting to the Agency personnel officer.

  2. The authority to approve an appointment above the minimum salary rate under any other condition, e.g., matching salary and fringe benefits, may be redelegated to the Agency personnel officer with no further redelegation authorized.

Information and Guidance

  1. Requirements and instructions for excercising this authority are contained in Health and Human Services, and PHS Personnel Instructions HHS-338-2.

Prior Delegations

  1. This delegation supersedes the blanket delegation of authority memorandum from the Director, IHS, to the DHO, dated August 23, 1990, subject:  Delegation of Authority to Approve an Appointment Above the Minimum Rate.

Effective Date

  1. This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Michael H. Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General


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