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Personnel Delegation #38


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     Memorandum

Personnel Delegation #38

Date:  MAY 16 1991

From: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Management Operations

Subject: Delegation of Authority to Approve Payment of Travel and Transportation Expenses to First Post of Duty for New Appointees

To: PHS Agency Heads

Authority Delegated and To whom

  1. Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Assistant Secretary for Personnel Administration (ASPER) to the Assistant Secretary for Health on April 8, 1991; and the January 14, 1991, Delegation of Personnel Administration and Personnel Management Authorities from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Management Operations, PHS, I hereby delegate to the PHS Agency Heads the authority to:

    1. approve payment of travel and transportation expenses to the first post of duty for new appointees for positions within their respective agencies; and,

    2. waive the employment agreement required by law to remain in Government service for a period of one year from the date of appointment or transfer when the reason for early separation is one that is beyond the control of the employee for positions under their respective appointing authorities;

Redelegation and Restrictions

  1. The authority delegated in paragraph l.a. may be redelegated with further redelegation authorized.  The authority delegated in paragraph 1.b: may be redelegated with further redelegation authorized to the PHS agency personnel officers for positions within their respective appointing authorities.

Information and Guidance

Requirements and Instructions for exercising this authority are contained in USOPM interim regulations, HHS Personnel Instruction 571-1 (amended April 8, 1991) and PHS Personnel Circular 571-1.

Prior Delegations

This delegation supersedes the October 14, 1988, Delegation of Authority to Determine Manpower Shortage for Particular Positions; Payment of Travel and Transportation Expenses to First Duty Station and Authority to Waive the Twelve Month Service Agreement from the Director, Office of Management; PHS to the Director, Office of Personnel Managemeat, OM/PHS.

Effective Date

This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Tony Itteilag/
Anthony L. Itteilag


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