DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
Date: JAN 2 1991
From: Director of Headquarters Operations
To: Associate Director
Office of Administration and Management
Subject: Delegations of Authority to Approve Details of Civil Service Personnel Under the Public Health Service Act
Pursuant to the authority delegated to the irector, Indian
Service (IHS), by the Reorganization Order of January 4, 1988, and in
accordance with authority delegated by the Director, Office of Management, on
November 15, 1983, to the PHS Agency Heads, and redelegated to the Director of
Headquarters Operations by the Director, IHS, on September 21, 1989, I hereby
delegate to the Area Directors, for personnel within their respective Areas,
the authority to:
a. Approve the detail, under section 214(a) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C.)
215(a)), of civil service personnel to other Executive Departments and
b. Approve the detail under section 214(b) of the PHS Act, (42 U.S.C.
215(b)), of civil service personnel to a State or political subdivision
c. Approve the detail, under section 214(c) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C)
215(c)), of civil service personnel to a nonprofit educational
research , or other institution engaged in health activities; and
d. Approve leave without pay, under section 214(d) of the PHS Act, (42
U.S.C. 215(d)), for civil service personnel assigned under sections
214(b) and (c) of the PHS Act,(42 U.S.C. 215(b) and (c)).
AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE
These authorities may not be redelegated
RETENTION OF AUTHORITY
The Assisstant Secretary for Personnel Administration (ASPER) retains the authority to:
a. Approve the detail;, under section 214(a) of the PHS Act, (42 U.S.C.
215(a)), of civil service personnel to the Executive office of the
b. Approve the detail, under section 214(c) of the PHS Act
(42 U.S.C. 225(c)), of civil Service personnel to a committee of
c. Approve any nonreimbursable or partially reimbursable detail under
section 214 of the PHS Act, (42 U.S.C. 215), for a period of more than
The authority retained in paragraph c, above is exercised within the office of
the ASPER by the Director, Office of Human Resources Programs, formerly the
Office of Personnel Policy and Communications.
Whenever a detail under the authority delegated or retained above 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 a reduction
This delegation does not include the authority to detail PHS Commissioned
Corps Officers under the PHS Act. which is covered in Part II of the
Commissioned Corps Personnel Manual.
Requirements and instructions for exercising the authorities delegated herein
are contained in the Department of Health and Human Services Personnel
This delegation supersedes Exhibit 1-5.2F-15 , Subject : Personnel Instruction
250-13A: Authority to Approve Details UUnder Section 214 of the PHS Act (42.
U.S.C. 215) Indian health Manual, Part I, Chapter 5, Delegations of Authority, TN 85.2
dated January 4, 1985.
This delegation is effective upon date of signature.
Robert A. Marsland
Assistant Surgeon General
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