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Personnel Delegation #39


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

Personnel Delegation #39

SEP 5 1991

TO: All Area Directors

FROM: Director of Headquarters Operations

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority to Approve Payment of Travel

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 interview expenses.

SUPERSESSION

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Everett R. Rhoades, M.D./
Everett R. Rhoades, M.D.
Assistant Surgeon General


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