Pt. 352a, App.
Appendix to Part 352
—Delegations of Authority
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense, and subject to the direction, authority, and control of the Secretary of Defense, and in accordance with DoD policies, Directives, and Instructions, the Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), or in the absence of the Director, the person acting for the Director, is hereby delegated authority as required in the administration and operation of the DFAS to:
1. Establish advisory committees and employ part-time advisors, as approved by the Secretary of Defense, in support of assigned DFAS functions pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 173
; Pub. L. 92-463, “Federal Advisory Committee Act”; and DoD Directive 5105.4 1
, “Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee Management Program,” September 5, 1989.
1 Copies may be obtained, at cost, National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
2. Designate any position in the DFAS as a “sensitive” position, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 7532
; Executive Order 10450, as amended; and DoD Directive 5200.2 2
. “DoD Personnel Security Program,” December 20, 1979, as appropriate.
2 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1. of this appendix.
a. Authorize, in case of an emergency, the appointment to a sensitive position, for a limited period of time, of a person for whom a full field investigation or other appropriate investigation, including the National Agency Check, has not been completed.
b. Authorize the suspension, but not terminate the service, of the employee in the interest of national security.
3. Authorize and approve overtime work for assigned civilian personnel in accordance with 5 U.S.C. chapter 55, subchapter V, and applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.
4. Authorize and approve:
a. Travel for assigned personnel, in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations.
b. Invitational travel to persons serving without compensation whose consultative, advisory, or other services are required for assigned activities and responsibilities pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703
5. Approve the expenditure of funds available for travel by assigned or detailed military personnel for expenses regarding attendance at meetings of technical, scientific, professional, or other similar organizations in such instances when the approval of the Secretary of Defense, or designee, is required by law (37 U.S.C. 412
U.S.C. 4110 and 4111). This authority cannot be redelegated.
6. Develop, establish, and maintain an active and continuing Records Management Program and DoD Directive 5015.2 3, “Records Management Program,” September 17, 1980; DoD Directive 5400.74 4, “DoD Freedom of Information Act Program,” May 13, 1988; and DoD Directive 5400.11 5, “Department of Defense Privacy Program,” June 9, 1982.
3 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
4 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
5 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
7. Establish and use imprest funds for making small purchases of material and services, other than personal services, when it is determined more advantageous and consistent with the best interests of the Government, in accordance with DoD Directive 7360.10 6, “Disbursing Policies,” January 17, 1989.
6 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1. of this appendix.
8. Authorize the publication of advertisements, notices, or proposals, in newspapers, magazines, or other public periodicals as required for the effective administration and operation of assigned responsibilities, consistent with 44 U.S.C. 3702
9. Establish and maintain appropriate property accounts, appoint Boards of Survey, approve reports of survey, relieve personal liability, and remove accountability for Agency property contained in the authorized property accounts that has been lost, damaged, stolen, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unserviceable, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
10. Promulgate the necessary security regulations for the protection of property placed under the jurisdiction of the Director, pursuant to DoD Directive 5200.8 7, “Security of Military Installation of Resources,” July 29, 1980.
7 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
11. Establish and maintain a publications system for the promulgation of common accounting and finance regulations, instructions, and reference documents, and changes thereto, pursuant to the policies and procedures prescribed in DoD 5025.1-M 8, “Department of Defense Directives System Procedures,” April 1981, authorized by DoD Directive 5025.1 9, December 23, 1988.
8 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
9 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
12. Exercise the powers vested in the Secretary of Defense by 5 U.S.C. 310
, and 3101 of the employment, direction, and general administration of assigned employees.
13. Administer oaths of office to those entering the Executive branch of the Federal Government or any other oath required by law in connection with employment therein, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 2903
, and designate in writing, as may be necessary, officers and employees of the DFAS to perform this function.
14. Establish a DFAS Incentive Awards Board, and pay cash awards to, and incur necessary expenses for the honorary recognition of, civilian employees of the Government whose suggestions, inventions, superior accomplishments, or other personal efforts, including special acts or services, benefit or affect the DFAS or its subordinate activities, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4503
, OPM regulations, and DoD Directive 5120.15 10
, “Authority for Approval of Cash Honorary Awards for DoD Personnel,” August 13, 1985.
10 See footnote 1 to paragraph 1 of this appendix.
15. Act as an agent for the collection and payment of employment taxes imposed by Chapter 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended; and, as such agent, make all determinations and certification required or provided for under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (26 U.S.C. 3122
), and the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(p)(1)
and (2)), as amended, on assigned employees.
16. Enter into and administer contracts directly or through a Military Department, a DoD contracting administration service component, or other Government Department or Agency, as appropriate, for supplies, equipment, and services required to accomplish the DFAS mission.
17. Oversee disbursing officials and operations in accordance with the procedures of 31 U.S.C., as follows:
a. Manage the approval and appointment process for disbursing and certifying officials pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3321
b. Make determinations and recommendations with respect to the granting of relief to disbursing officials pursuant to the authority contained in 31 U.S.C. 3527
c. Approve requests to hold cash at personal risk for authorized purposes, including imprest funds, and to redelegate such authority as appropriate in the administration and control of DoD funds, consistent with the Treasury Financial Manual (TFM) and under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 3321
d. Approve DoD Component disbursing regulations developed to implement the TFM and to grant waivers when delegated by the Secretary of the Treasury to heads of Executive Departments and Agencies.
The Director, DFAS may, in writing, redelegate these authorities as appropriate, except as otherwise specifically indicated above or as otherwise provided by law or regulation.