inherently Federal functions

(12) Inherently Federal functions The term “inherently Federal functions” means functions and responsibilities which, under section 2006(c) of this title , are noncontractable, including— (A) the allocation and obligation of Federal funds and determinations as to the amounts of expenditures; (B) the administration of Federal personnel laws for Federal employees; (C) the administration of Federal contracting and grant laws, including the monitoring and auditing of contracts and grants in order to maintain the continuing trust, programmatic, and fiscal responsibilities of the Secretary; (D) the conducting of administrative hearings and deciding of administrative appeals; (E) the determination of the Secretary’s views and recommendations concerning administrative appeals or litigation and the representation of the Secretary in administrative appeals and litigation; (F) the issuance of Federal regulations and policies as well as any documents published in the Federal Register; (G) reporting to Congress and the President; (H) the formulation of the Secretary’s and the President’s policies and their budgetary and legislative recommendations and views; and (I) the nondelegable statutory duties of the Secretary relating to trust resources.


25 USC § 2021(12)

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