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Personnel Delegation


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852
Personnel Delegation #24

JAN 18, 2011

TO: Deputy Director for Personnel Functions
Office of Management Services

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority, Personnel #24, "Indian Health Service Designation of Management Official in Labor Management Relations Matters"

AUTHORITY DELEGATED

As the Director, I hereby delegate the authority to the Deputy Director for Personnel Functions, Office of Management Services (OMS), to serve as the Designated Management Official (DMO) for the Indian Health Service (IHS).   In making this delegation, it is also understood that the responsibilities and authorities of this designation can be carried out by the higher level management officials in your chain of command.  This includes the Director of the Office of Management Services and the Deputy Director for Management Operations (DDMO).

The DMO is the senior-level management official and the final management official contemplated at Step 3 of the negotiated grievance procedure.  The DMO is also responsible for all correspondence or other communications between the IHS and Laborer's International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local Unions #205, #888, #1376, #1386 and #1396.

TO WHOM DELEGATED

Deputy Director for Management Operations, IHS
Director, Office of Management Services, IHS
Deputy Director for Personnel Functions, OMS, IHS

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

This authority may not be re-delegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

All initial communication and/or correspondence concerning a labor-management relations matter within IHS (that concerns either an employee or a unique group of employees, i.e., employees of an individual office or work unit) is to be directed to the appropriate supervisor in the chain-of-command of the employee(s) involved in the matter, along with concurrent notice to the Labor Relations Officer (LRO) at IHS Headquarters in the Office of Management Services, Division of Human Resources.  Concerns not specific to any one employee or unique group of employees or of a general nature to the IHS organization are to be brought to the attention of the LRO who will arrange for any further involvement of the DMO, as necessary.  This delegation is in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement dated September 16, 2010, that is in effect between the IHS and LIUNA.

SUPERSESSION

Delegation of Authority, Personnel #24, dated January 13, 2006

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective on the date of signature.

/Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H./
Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H.


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