DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
Indian Health Service|
Rockville MD 20857
SEP 5 1991
PERSONNEL - 39
TO: All Area Directors
From : Director of Headquarters Operations
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority to Approve Payment of Travel
Expenses for Pre-employment Interviews
AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE AND TO WHOM
Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service
(IHS), by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Management Operations,
Public Health Service (PHS), on April 30, 1991, and redelegated to the
Director of Headquarters Operations by the Director, IHS, on August 23, 1990,
I hereby delegate to the Area Directors, IHS, for their respective Areas, the
authority to approve payment.of travel expenses for pre-employment interviews.
AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE
This authority may be redelegated to the Area Executive Officer, with no
further redelegations authorized.
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
Requirements and instructions for exercising this authority are contained in
United States Office of Personnel Management (USOPM) regulations and
DHHS Instruction 571-2.
Department policy permits the payment of travel expenses for pre-employment
interviews when the selecting official has determined that it is in the best
interest of the Department to recruit outside the commuting area and pay
This delegation is effective upon date of signature.
/Everett R. Rhoades, MD/
Everett R. Rhoades, M.D.
Assistant Surgeon General
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