Delegations to Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs.
The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is delegated authority to:
Exercise day-to-day operating management responsibility over the Office of Programs and Evaluation and the Office of Budget.
Direct and manage the Departmental planning, evaluation, and budget activities.
Request apportionment or reapportionment of funds by the Office of Management and Budget, provided that no request for apportionment or reapportionment which anticipates the need for a supplemental appropriation shall be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget without appropriate certification by the Secretary.
Issue allotments or allocations of funds to components of the Department.
Authorize and approve official travel and transportation for staff members of the Immediate Office of the Secretary including authority to sign and approve related travel orders and travel vouchers, but not including requests for overseas travel.
Issue monetary authorizations for use of reception and representation funds.
Act for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary with respect to certain budgetary and administrative matters relating to the Immediate Office of the Secretary.
Provide Congressional Notification for Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) with cancellation ceilings in excess of $750,000, pursuant to the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 8287 et seq.
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890), as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321), review, on an annual basis, each of the Department's civil penalty provisions, determine whether adjustment is required, calculate the necessary adjustment, and coordinate with the relevant Operating Administration to ensure that the requisite regulation making the adjustment is issued.
Exercise the Secretary's authority under 31 U.S.C. 3711 to collect, compromise, suspend collection action on, or terminate claims of the United States not exceeding $100,000 (excluding interest) which are referred to, or arise out of the activities of, the Office of the Secretary (excluding claims pertaining to the Working Capital Fund).
[Amdt. 1-130, 42 FR 58754, Nov. 11, 1977. Redesignated by Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83409, Dec. 18, 1980, as amended by Amdt. 1-293, 63 FR 33589, June 19, 1998; 68 FR 12834, Mar. 18, 2003; 73 FR 57269, Oct. 2, 2008]