[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42089-42090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16899]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 78 
FR 38720-38723 dated June 27, 2013).
    This notice reflects organizational changes in the Health Resources 
and Services Administration (HRSA). This notice updates the functional 
statements for the Office of Communications and the Office of 
Management. Specifically, this notice: (1) Transfers the Freedom of 
Information Act function from the Office of Communications (RA6) to the 
Office of Management (RB4), Division of Policy and Information 
Coordination (RB41); and (2) updates the functional statements for the 
Office of Communications, the Office of Management, and the Division of 
Policy and Information Coordination.

Chapter RA6--Office of Communications

Section RA6-20, Functions

    Delete the functional statement for the Office of Communications 
(RA6) and replace in its entirety with the following:
    The Office of Communications (RA6) provides leadership and general 
policy and program direction, and conducts and coordinates 
communications and public affairs activities of the agency.

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Specifically, the Office of Communications: (1) Serves as focal point 
for coordination of agency communications activities with those of 
other health agencies within the Department of Health and Human 
Services and with field, state, local, voluntary, and professional 
organizations; (2) develops and implements national communications 
initiatives to inform and educate the public, health care 
professionals, policy makers, and the media; (3) coordinates, 
researches, writes, and prepares speeches and audiovisual presentations 
for the HRSA Administrator and staff; (4) provides communication and 
public affairs expertise and staff advice and support to the 
Administrator in program and policy formulation and execution 
consistent with policy direction established by the Assistant Secretary 
for Public Affairs; (5) develops and implements policies and procedures 
related to external media relations and internal employee 
communications including those for the development, review, processing, 
quality control, and dissemination of agency communications materials, 
including exhibits and those disseminated electronically; (6) serves as 
Communications and Public Affairs Officer for the agency including 
establishment and maintenance of productive relationships with the news 
media; (7) serves as focal point for intergovernmental affairs for the 
agency; and (8) manages audio, visual, and multimedia activities in 
support of communications efforts through multiple media formats.

Chapter RB4--Office of Management

Section RB4-20, Functions

    Delete the functional statement for the immediate Office of 
Management (RB4) and the Division of Policy and Information 
Coordination (RB41) and replace in its entirety with the following:

Office of Management (RB4)

    Provides HRSA-wide leadership, program direction, and coordination 
of all phases of administrative management. Specifically, the Office of 
Management: (1) Provides management expertise, staff advice, and 
support to the Administrator in program and policy formulation and 
execution; (2) provides administrative management services including 
human resources, property management, space planning, safety, physical 
security, and general administrative services; (3) conducts HRSA-wide 
workforce analysis studies and surveys; (4) plans, directs, and 
coordinates HRSA's activities in the areas of human resources 
management, including labor relations, personnel security, and 
performance; (5) coordinates the development of policy and regulations; 
(6) oversees the development of annual operating objectives and 
coordinates HRSA work planning and appraisals; (7) directs and 
coordinates the agency's organizations, functions and delegations of 
authority programs; (8) administers the agency's Executive Secretariat 
and committee management functions; (9) provides staff support to the 
agency Chief Travel Official; (10) provides staff support to the Deputy 
Ethics Counselor; (11) directs, coordinates, and conducts workforce 
development activities for the agency; and (12) coordinates the 
implementation of the Freedom of Information Act for the agency.

Division of Policy and Information Coordination (RB41)

    (1) Advises the Administrator and other key agency officials on 
cross-cutting policy issues and assists in the identification and 
resolution of cross-cutting policy issues and problems; (2) establishes 
and maintains tracking systems that provide HRSA-wide coordination and 
clearance of policies, regulations and guidelines; (3) plans, organizes 
and directs the Executive Secretariat with primary responsibility for 
preparation and management of written correspondence; (4) arranges 
briefings for Department officials on critical policy issues and 
oversees the development of necessary briefing documents; (5) 
coordinates the preparation of proposed rules and regulations relating 
to HRSA programs and coordinates review and comment on other Department 
regulations and policy directives that may affect HRSA programs; (6) 
oversees and coordinates the committee management activities; and (7) 
coordinates the review and publication of Federal Register Notices; and 
(8) coordinates the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 
for the agency.

Section RB4-30, Delegations of Authority

    All delegations of authority and re-delegations of authority made 
to HRSA officials that were in effect immediately prior to this 
reorganization, and that are consistent with this reorganization, shall 
continue in effect pending further re-delegation.
    This reorganization is effective upon date of signature.

    Dated: July 9, 2013.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-16899 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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