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Personnel Delegation #44

Personnel Delegation #44

FEB 7 1996

TO: Director of Headquarters Operations

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority for Approval of Reduction in Force, Furlough, and Changes to Competitive Areas

Authority Delegated and to Whom

  1. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), by the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, on October 25, 1995, I hereby delegate to the Director of Headquarters Operations (DHO), the folloving authorities:
    1. To approve Reduction in Force (RIFs)
    2. To approve furloughs
    3. To make changes in competitive areas for positions in the IHS.


    The above authorities may be redelegated with further redelegation authorized.


  1. In cases of furloughs, or RIF's involving separation of employees, written notification of the proposed action must be received by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources (DASHR) before specific notices are issued.
  2. No prior approval is required to effect personnel actions resulting from transfers of function.  However, when the transfers involve the movement of employees to other commuting areas, tho DASHR must be notified in writing before transfer offers are made to employees.

Information and Guidance

  1. Written notification of the proposed actions of 3. and 4. above must be submitted to the DASHR by the Director, DPM, OHR, before specific notices are issued.
  2. Requirements and instructions for exercising this authority are contained in Health and Human Sarvices (HHS) Personnel Instruction 351-1, Reduction in Force (RIF), dated October 25, 1995, and must be used in conjunction with subsequent HHS instructions, related materials issued by the Office of Personnel Management, 5 Code of Federal Regulations Part 351, and any other requirements and regulations issued for employees entitled to Indian Preference.
  3. This delegation supements the delegation of authority delegated to the Director IHS, without authority for further delegation, by the Deputy Assistant Secretary fm Health Management Operations, dated March 30, 1994, Subject:  Delegation of Authority to Conduct Reductions in Force.

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

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