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Personnel Delegation #15


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

Personnel Delegation #15

MAY 20 1999

TO: See Below.

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority for the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970

Authority Delegated

  1. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget (ASMB), on March 7, 1996, I hereby delegate to the positions listed within this delegation, the authority to:

    1. Approve or disapprove the temporary assignments of personnel, for up to 2 years, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) of 1970, as amended, between Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) components and eligible non-Federal organizations

    2. Approve or disapprove the extension of assignments for up to an additional 2 years.

    3. Waive repayment of expenses for failure to complete the obligated service agreement upon completion of an IPA assignment.

    4. Approve, disapprove, and/or extend special purpose IPA assignments of IHS employees to Indian tribes or tribal organizations where both of the following conditions are met:

      1. An award is made under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), Public Law (P.L.) 93-638, as amended; and

      2. The IPA assignee is an incumbent of a position in a function that is included in an ISDA award at the time of its transfer to a tribe or tribal organization or is a replacement for such an incumbent as authorized by P.L. 100-472, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Amendments of 1988.

To Whom Delegated

  1. Director of Headquarters Operations
    Director, Office of Management Support (OMS)
    Director, Office of Public Health
    Director, Division of Human Resources (DHR)
    Area Directors

Authority to Redelegate

  1. These authorities may not be redelegated.

Information and Guidance

  1. Information on requirements for exercising these authorities may be found in the HHS Instruction 334-1, "Temporary Assignments of Personnel Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970," as amended, and 5 CFR Part 334.

Reporting Requirements

  1. The Director, DHR, OMS, IHS will maintain a record of all IHS IPA agreements.  Prior to the effective date of the agreement, a copy of the IPA assignee's agreement or extension of assignment agreement and other related documents must be sent by the IHS Area Personnel office entering into the IPA agreement to the Director, DHR, OMS, IHS, Rockville, Maryland.

Prior Delegations

  1. This delegation of authority supersedes Paragraph 1.d regarding IPA assignments contained in the Blanket Delegation of Authority Memorandum, Subject:  Delegation of Personnel Administration Authorities, from the Director, IHS, to the DHO, dated April 7, 1995.

Effective Date

  1. This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Michael Trujillo, M.D./
Michael H. Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General
Addressees: DHO
Area Directors
Director, OMS
Director, DHR
Diector, OPH


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