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Personnel Delegation #26


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     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20857

Personnel Delegation #26

NOV 21 1994

TO: h Area Directors

FROM: Acting Director of Headquarters Operations

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority for Physicians Comparability Allowance

Authority Delegated and To Whom

  1. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director of Headquarters Operations by the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), on NOV 21 1994, I hereby delegate to the Area Directors, to be exercised for their Areas, the authorities shown below:

    1. to certify that a physician is required in a position relative to the payment of Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA); and

    2. to approve and issue PCA agreements (form PHS-6196) and determine actual allowances to be paid to physiolans.

Redelegation and Restrictions

  1. The BASHMO retains the authority to determine the conditions under which repayment of PCA may be waived when an employee terminates a PCA service agreement with PHS, and to approve requests for such waivers.

  2. The authorities delegated in paragraph 1. above may be redelegated with further redelegation authorized.

Information and Guidance

  1. Requirements and Instructions for exercising these authorities are contained in Health and Human Services Personnel Instruction 595-1, and PHS Personnel Circular 595-l.

Prior Delegations

  1. None.

Effective Date

  1. This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

    /Luana L. Reyes/
    Luana Reyes


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