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Personnel Delegation #37


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20857

Personnel Delegation #37

JAN 24 1992

TO: All Supervisors

FROM: Director of Headquarters Operations

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority to Determine Action on Within-Grade Increases and Delegation of Authority to Determine Quality Step Increases

AUTHORITY DELEGATED AND TO WHOM

Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Director, Office of Management, PHS, on April 7, 1988, and redelegated to the Director of Headquarters Operations on September 21, 1989, I hereby delegate to the official next in line over the supervisor who made the initial negative determination the authority to reverse or sustain a negative determination upon request of an employee for reconsideration.  Any official who has line authority over the reconsideration official also has this delegated authority.

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

The above authority may not be redelegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

On December 2, 1986, the Assistant Secretary for Personnel Administration delegated directly to all immediate supervisors:

  1. the authority to make favorable and negative level of competence, determinations for periodic within-grade increases for the employees under their supervision; and

  2. the authority to recommend quality step increases and to concur and nonconcur in quality step increases for the employees under their supervision.

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

For personnel staffs of each IHS Area, these authorities are delegated through Regional Directors (for personnel staff of each IHS Area that has its Area Office in their respective regions), Regional Personnel Officers, and IHS Area Directors to supervisors of the IHS Area personnel staffs.  Information and guidance for exercising this authority are found in 5 CFR 531, Subpart 0, and HHS Instruction 531-4.

SUPERSESSION

This delegation supersedes the delegation located in Indian Health Manual Part 1, Chapter 5, Delegations of Authority, Exhibit l-5.2F-6, Subject:  To Determine Actions on Within-Grade Increases, TN 85.2, dated January 4, 1985; and Exhibit l-5.2F-13, Subject:  To Determine Action on Quality Step Increases (QSI), TN 85.2, dated January 4, 1985;

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Robert Marsland/
Robert A. Marsland
Assistant Surgeon General


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