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Administrative Delegation #30

Administrative #30

APR 1 1992

TO: Associate Director
Office of Health Program Research & Development

FROM: Associate Director
Office of Administration and Management

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority for Approving the Temporary Use of Department of Health and Human Services Facilities for Non-official Purposes


Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Associate Director, Office of Administration and Management, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Director of Headquarters Operations, on March 25, 1992, I hereby delegate to the Associate Director, Office of Health Program Research and Development (OHPRD), the authority to approve the temporary use for non-official purposes of those special purpose facilities within your respective organization and under the custody and accountability of the IHS.


This authority may not be redelegated.


The policies and procedures for exercising this authority are contained in Chapter 13-20 of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Administration Manual (GAM).

The HHS GAM Chapter 13-20, paragraph 13-20-20B sets forth policies covering the exercise of delegated authority pertinent to buildings for which the Public Health Service has custody and responsibility.

As noted in paragraph 13-20-20A of GAM Chapter 13-20, the General Services Administration (GSA) Buildings Manager is responsible for approving all requests "... for use of conference rooms, classrooms, and auditoriums ..." for all GSA-assigned buildings.  However, a designated IHS facilities manager within the Areas, service units, etc. is responsible to ensure that assignments are consistent with the public interest.  We suggest that the office and/or individual designated as the facilities manager at the various levels within IHS be identified to all IHS staff

An individual shall be designated to serve as facility manager for OHPRD to ensure that assignments of "occasional use" space are not adverse to IHS' mission, and are consistent with the public interest.


This delegation supersedes the delegation contained in the Indian Health Manual, Part 1, Chapter 5, Subject:  USE OF DEPARTMENT FACILITIES FOR NON-OFFICIAL PURPOSES dated June 26, 1989, Transmittal Notice 89.3.


This delegation is effective upon date of signature.

/Signature for/
George Buzzard

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