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205.13 – Delegations of Authority to Enter into Agreements and to Accept Contributions

Date: 4/11/11

OPR:  Office of Administration and Enterprise Information

Instruction:  This chapter is being revised to reflect a change in the Office of Primary Responsibility--office chief, title, and office name.  Appendix A is being revised to: (1) remove the contents referencing “agreements to perform work for non-Federal organizations,” and replacing it with delegations of authority to sign Intergovernmental Cooperation Act agreements; (2) add two new agreement categories—collaborative and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission agreements; and (3) revise positions/titles of individuals with delegated authority based on the Bureau’s realignment.

1.  Purpose.   This chapter establishes delegations of authority necessary to approve agreements and accept contributions at the U.S. Geological Survey.  Authority is delegated in Appendix A of this chapter. 

2.  Policy.  General provisions regarding policy and limitations on delegations are established in Survey Manual Chapter (SM) 200.1, Delegations; and general provisions regarding policy and guidelines on redelegations are established in SM 200.2, Redelegations.  Managers and supervisors retain the power to exercise the authority that is being delegated to their subordinates.  An official entering into an agreement is responsible for ensuring his or her statutory authority to enter into such an agreement.

3.  Deferred Publication of Analyses and Interpretive Reports.  For reimbursable work, deferred publication of analyses and interpretive reports must be approved by the responsible Associate Director or Regional Executive. 

Appendix A

/s/ Karen D. Baker                                                                              April 11, 2011
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Karen D. Baker                                                                                          Date
Associate Director for Administration and Enterprise Information

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