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Commissioned Corps Delegation #4


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852

Commissioned Corps #4

DEC 14 2006

TO: Addressees

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority, Commissioned Corps #4, “Approving Annual and Sick Leave Requests for PHS Commissioned Corps Officers”

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Reorganization Order of January 4, 1988 (52 FR 47053) which elevated the IHS to a Public Health Service (PHS) Agency, and in accordance with the authority delegated to PHS Agency Heads by the Assistant Secretary for Health, dated September 27, 1973, I hereby delegate the following authority to the officials listed below to be exercised for PHS Commissioned Corps Officers in their respective areas of authority.

AUTHORITY DELEGATED

To grant annual and sick leave to PHS Commissioned Corps Officers in accordance with 42 United States Code 210-1(a) and Sections 21.86 and 21.89, PHS Regulations.

TO WHOM DELEGATED

Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Indian Health Policy
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Chief Medical Officer
Office Directors
Area Directors

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

This authority may be redelegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

  1. Each person to whom leave granting authority is delegated must be adequately trained on commissioned corps leave systems and leave processing.

  2. This authority will be exercised in accordance with applicable statutory, regulatory, policy, program, and procedural requirements.  Leave records are to be maintained at one principal location in each Area Office.  This location should be the office where separation documents are processed for final submission to IHS Headquarters.

SUPERSESSION

This delegation supersedes the previous delegation of authority located in the Indian Health Manual, Commissioned Corps #4, dated November 3, 1998.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective on the date of signature.

/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A
Assistant Surgeon General

Addressees:

Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Indian Health Policy
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Chief Medical Officer
Office Directors
Area Directors


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