Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, 42760-42762 [2010-17958]

Download as PDF 42760 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451– 3493, rahmanl@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Epidemiology of Aging. Date: August 10, 2010. Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Fungai Chanetsa, MPH, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3135, MSC 7770, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–408– 9436, fungai.chanetsa@nih.hhs.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: July 16, 2010. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–17980 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Office of Rural Health Policy; Statement of Delegation of Authority On February 13, 1991, the Assistant Secretary for Health, of the Department of Health and Human Services, delegated to the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), with authority to redelegate, all of the authority under Title III, Part D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254 et seq.), as amended, for Primary Health Care. Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Associate Administrator, and the Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, the authority vested in the Administrator under Title III, Part D, Section 330L of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 245c–18), as amended, pertaining to the functions assigned to the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Office of Rural Health Policy. This authority may be redelegated. This delegation excludes the authority to make awards and shall be exercised in accordance with the Department’s VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 and HRSA’s applicable policies, procedures, and guidelines. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Associate Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Rural Health Policy, or other HRSA officials, which involved the exercise of these authorities prior to the effective date of this delegation. This delegation is effective upon date of signature. Dated: July 13, 2010. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–17836 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Mission, Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), as follows: The Paperwork Reduction Act function is transferred from Chapter KP, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA), as last amended in 71 FR 59117–59123, October 6, 2006, to Chapter KM, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), as last amended in 67 FR 67198, November 4, 2002. This notice announces the transfer of the Paperwork Reduction Act functions from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration to OPRE. The changes are as follows: I. Under Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, delete Paragraph A in its entirety and replace with the following: KP.20 Functions [71 FR 59117–59123, 10/06/06]. A. The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ODASA) directs and coordinates all administrative activities for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as ACF’s: Chief Financial Officer; Chief Grants Management Officer; Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Management Control Officer; Principal Information Resource Management Official serving as Chief Information Officer; Deputy Ethics Counselor; and Personnel Security Representative. The Deputy Assistant PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Secretary for Administration serves as the ACF liaison to the Office of the General Counsel, and as appropriate, initiates action in securing resolution of legal matters relating to management of the agency, and represents the Assistant Secretary on all administrative litigation matters. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration represents the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in HHS and with other Federal agencies and task forces in defining objectives and priorities, and in coordinating activities associated with Presidential Management Agenda initiatives. ODASA provides leadership of assigned ACF special initiatives from Departmental, Federal and non-Federal directives to improve service delivery to customers. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration provides day-to-day executive leadership and direction to the Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary; Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights Staff; Office of Information Services; Office of Financial Services; Office of Management Resources; and the Office of Grants Management. The Deputy Director for Administration assists the Deputy Assistant Secretary in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office. The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration contains the Administrative Services Team, the Budget Team, and the Physical Security and Safety Team. The Administrative Services Team provides direction in meeting the human capital management needs within ODASA. The Team provides leadership, guidance, oversight and liaison functions for ODASA personnelrelated issues and activities as well as other administrative functions within ODASA. The Team coordinates with the Office of the Secretary to provide ODASA staff with a full array of personnel services, including position management, performance management, employee recognition, staffing, recruitment, employee and labor relations, employee assistance, payroll liaison, staff development and training, and special hiring and placement programs. The Team develops and maintains systems to track personnel actions to keep the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and ODASA Office Directors informed about the status of personnel actions, employee programs, services and benefits. The Budget Team manages the formulation and execution of ODASA’s federal administration budget and assigned ACF program and common E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices expense budgets. The Budget Team maintains budgetary controls on ODASA accounts, reconciling accounting reports and invoices, and monitoring all spending. The Team develops, defends and executes the assigned funds for rent, repair and alterations, facilities activities, telecommunication, information technology, personnel services and training. The Team also controls ODASA’s credit card for small purchases. The Physical Security and Safety Team is responsible for planning, managing, and directing ACF’s safety, security, and emergency management programs. The Team serves as the lead for ACF in coordination and liaison with Departmental, General Services Administration (GSA) and other Federal agencies on implementation of Federal physical security directives. The Team serves as lead for all tenant security matters in the Aerospace Building. The Team is responsible for planning and executing ACF’s environmental health program, and ensuring that appropriate occupational health and safety plans are in place. The Team is responsible for issuing, managing and controlling badge and cardkey systems to control access to agency space for security purposes. B. The Office of Information Services (OIS) [67 FR 54436–40, 08/22/02] supports the Deputy Assistant Secretary in providing centralized information technology (IT) policy, procedures, standards and guidelines. The OIS Director serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, supporting the Chief Information Officer in the full range of activities required to carry out ACF’s IT and information resource management (IRM) programs. The Office provides liaison with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), GSA, and Government Accountability Office (GAO) on all IT and IRM matters, and manages major interdepartmental IRM initiatives. It directs and coordinates ACF’s Privacy Act responsibilities, and maintains ACF records and forms management programs. OIS develops long-range IRM plans, IRM policy, procurement plans and budgets for ACF information systems. The Office develops and implements procurement strategies for Automated Data Processing (ADP) support services. OIS reviews and analyzes all ADP acquisition documentation for compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as for procurement strategy. It coordinates technical assistance provided to program offices on ADP support services procurements. The Office oversees the implementation of e-government policies through VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 leadership and coordination with ACF program and staff offices; develops, recommends and implements policies, procedures, standards and guidelines; and serves as the ACF liaison with HHS and other Federal and non-Federal agencies to coordinate e-government strategies and policies. OIS plans, manages, maintains and operates ACF’s local area networks, nationwide area network and personal computers; provides for equipment and software acquisition, maintenance and user support for end-user computing; and manages and maintains a Help Desk for ACF users. OIS develops and implements policies and plans for and acquires and manages data communications services; and provides liaison with HHS, GSA and private firms on data communications equipment and systems. OIS designs, develops, implements and maintains application systems to support ACF budget, program and administrative systems. The Office provides technical assistance to ACF program offices procuring system support services; technical assistance to State and local agencies on ACF computer systems; develops software policy, procedures, standards and guidelines; and conducts required Departmental reviews of ADP systems. OIS designs, develops, and maintains system support for e-government activities; provides technical assistance to ACF program offices for egovernment support services; and provides technical assistance on egovernment systems to State and local agencies. The Office develops and/or implements agency telecommunications management policy in accordance with Federal regulations and procedures. The Office reviews and directs payment of agency telephone invoices. It recommends and advises on the design and function of telecommunications systems, based on user needs, costs and technological availability. The Office communicates with private industry service providers to coordinate the acquisition, installation and maintenance of voice/data telecommunications equipment and systems. It is responsible for other sources of communications such as pagers, cellular phone service, cable TV service, and audio conferencing equipment and service. It updates and maintains the databases for telephone lines and equipment inventories. OIS establishes, implements, maintains and oversees an IT security program that assures adequate security is provided for all agency information collected, processed, transmitted, stored PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42761 or disseminated in general support systems and applications. The Office develops and implements ACF policies, standards and procedures consistent with government-wide IT security policies; conducts the ACF system security activities required by OMB IT security directives; develops, implements and maintains a security training plan for IT professionals; and provides security awareness training for all ACF staff. II. Under Chapter KM.00, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, delete in its entirety and replace with the following: KM.00 Mission [67 FR 67198, 11/04/ 02]. The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of programs designed to make measurable improvements in the economic and social well-being of children and families. The Office provides guidance, analysis, technical assistance, and oversight to ACF programs and across programs in the agency on: strategic planning aimed at measurable results; performance measurement; research and evaluation methodologies; demonstration testing and model development; statistical, policy and program analysis; synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings; application of emerging technologies to improve the effectiveness of programs and service delivery; and coordinates mandated OMB information collection approvals and plans. The Office, through the Division of Economic Independence and the Division of Child and Family Development, oversees and manages the research programs under sections 413 and 1110 of the Social Security Act, including: priority settings and analysis; managing and coordinating major crosscutting, leading-edge studies and special initiatives; and collaborating with states, communities, foundations, professional organizations and others to promote the development of children, familyfocused services, parental responsibility, employment, and economic independence. Through the Division of Child and Family Development, the Office also oversees and manages the research, demonstration, and evaluation activities under Section 649 of the Head Start Act. In addition, the Office also provides coordination and leadership in implementing the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 42762 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices III. Under Chapter KM, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, delete Paragraph A in its entirety and replace with the following: KM.20 Functions. A. The Office of the Director [67 FR 67198, 11/04/02] provides direction and executive leadership to OPRE in administering its responsibilities. It serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on all matters pertaining to: improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ACF programs; strategic planning; performance measurement; program and policy evaluation; research and demonstrations; state and local innovations and progress; and public/ private partnership initiatives of concern to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. It represents the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at various planning, research, and evaluation forums and carries out special Departmental and Administration initiatives. The Office coordinates mandated OMB information collection approvals and plans and includes ACF’s Reports Clearance Officer. July 14, 2010. Carmen R. Nazario, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–17958 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that under the authority vested in the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families by the memorandum dated November 14, 1991, from the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, I hereby delegate to the Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the following authorities: 1 1 The November 14, 1991 delegation of authority, entitled ‘‘Redelegation of Clearance Functions Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Public Law 96–511, as amended,’’ remains in effect. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, as amended by Public Law 105–106, Div E, Title LI, Subtitle C, section 5125(a), assigned Paperwork Reduction Act responsibilities to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). 44 U.S.C. 3506(a)(2)(A). On March 1, 1996, the Secretary by delegation designated the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget as the CIO, and redelegated authorities pertaining to the Paperwork Reduction Act to the CIO. Such authorities remain with the CIO. Neither the Secretary nor the CIO has rescinded the November 14, 1991 redelegation of Paperwork VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 (a) Authorities Delegated. 1. Authority for the preparation and processing of clearances for collections of information, as well as assuring compliance with related policies, standards, procedures and instructions emanating from the OMB, and the Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 2. Authority to review and approve Class C (routine) Collections of Information from the public prior to the submission of these requests to OMB, except where expedited review by OMB is required. 3. Authority to approve, for publication in the Federal Register, of notices of ACF’s information collection requests submitted to OMB for clearance. 4. Authority to manage ACF’s burden reduction program within the ceiling issued by the Department. 5. Authority to manage all other related paperwork reduction staff work, such as direct communication with OMB on routine reports clearance issues. (b) Limitations. 1. National Performance Review suggestions to reduce OMB clearance will be taken into consideration. 2. These authorities may be redelegated (1) to officials who are outside the program operation chain but are not below the grade (or equivalent) of deputy assistant secretary, or (2) with the prior approval of the Chief Information Officer to other employees. 3. This delegation of authority shall be exercised under the Department’s existing policies on delegations and regulations. (c) Effect on Existing Delegations. This delegation supersedes any previous delegation of authority pertaining to authorities delegated herein. (d) Effective Date. This delegation is effective on the date of signature. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, which involved the exercise of this authority prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: July 14, 2010. Carmen R. Nazario, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–17942 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Reduction Act authorities to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, thus the November 14, 1991 redelegation remains in effect. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2010–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660– 0015; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR–Fs Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a currently approved information collection; OMB No. 1660–0015; FEMA Form 086–0–26 Property Information; FEMA Form 08–0–26A Elevation; FEMA Form 086–0–26B Community Acknowledgement; FEMA Form 086–0– 22, Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps; FEMA Form 086–0–22A, Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning information required by FEMA to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program Maps to remove certain property from the 1percent annual chance floodplain. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 20, 2010. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2010–0040. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Office of Chief Counsel, Regulation and Policy Team, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Mission, 
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), as follows: The Paperwork Reduction Act function is 
transferred from Chapter KP, the Office of the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Administration (ODASA), as last amended in 71 FR 59117-
59123, October 6, 2006, to Chapter KM, the Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation (OPRE), as last amended in 67 FR 67198, November 4, 
2002. This notice announces the transfer of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
functions from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Administration to OPRE. The changes are as follows:
    I. Under Chapter KP, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
delete Paragraph A in its entirety and replace with the following:
    KP.20 Functions [71 FR 59117-59123, 10/06/06].
    A. The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Administration (ODASA) directs and coordinates all administrative 
activities for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as ACF's: Chief 
Financial Officer; Chief Grants Management Officer; Federal Managers' 
Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Management Control Officer; Principal 
Information Resource Management Official serving as Chief Information 
Officer; Deputy Ethics Counselor; and Personnel Security 
Representative. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 
serves as the ACF liaison to the Office of the General Counsel, and as 
appropriate, initiates action in securing resolution of legal matters 
relating to management of the agency, and represents the Assistant 
Secretary on all administrative litigation matters.
    The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration represents the 
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families in HHS and with other 
Federal agencies and task forces in defining objectives and priorities, 
and in coordinating activities associated with Presidential Management 
Agenda initiatives. ODASA provides leadership of assigned ACF special 
initiatives from Departmental, Federal and non-Federal directives to 
improve service delivery to customers.
    The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration provides day-to-
day executive leadership and direction to the Immediate Office of the 
Deputy Assistant Secretary; Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil 
Rights Staff; Office of Information Services; Office of Financial 
Services; Office of Management Resources; and the Office of Grants 
Management. The Deputy Director for Administration assists the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office.
    The Immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Administration contains the Administrative Services Team, the Budget 
Team, and the Physical Security and Safety Team.
    The Administrative Services Team provides direction in meeting the 
human capital management needs within ODASA. The Team provides 
leadership, guidance, oversight and liaison functions for ODASA 
personnel-related issues and activities as well as other administrative 
functions within ODASA. The Team coordinates with the Office of the 
Secretary to provide ODASA staff with a full array of personnel 
services, including position management, performance management, 
employee recognition, staffing, recruitment, employee and labor 
relations, employee assistance, payroll liaison, staff development and 
training, and special hiring and placement programs. The Team develops 
and maintains systems to track personnel actions to keep the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Administration and ODASA Office Directors 
informed about the status of personnel actions, employee programs, 
services and benefits.
    The Budget Team manages the formulation and execution of ODASA's 
federal administration budget and assigned ACF program and common

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expense budgets. The Budget Team maintains budgetary controls on ODASA 
accounts, reconciling accounting reports and invoices, and monitoring 
all spending. The Team develops, defends and executes the assigned 
funds for rent, repair and alterations, facilities activities, 
telecommunication, information technology, personnel services and 
training. The Team also controls ODASA's credit card for small 
purchases.
    The Physical Security and Safety Team is responsible for planning, 
managing, and directing ACF's safety, security, and emergency 
management programs. The Team serves as the lead for ACF in 
coordination and liaison with Departmental, General Services 
Administration (GSA) and other Federal agencies on implementation of 
Federal physical security directives. The Team serves as lead for all 
tenant security matters in the Aerospace Building. The Team is 
responsible for planning and executing ACF's environmental health 
program, and ensuring that appropriate occupational health and safety 
plans are in place. The Team is responsible for issuing, managing and 
controlling badge and cardkey systems to control access to agency space 
for security purposes.
    B. The Office of Information Services (OIS) [67 FR 54436-40, 08/22/
02] supports the Deputy Assistant Secretary in providing centralized 
information technology (IT) policy, procedures, standards and 
guidelines. The OIS Director serves as the Deputy Chief Information 
Officer, supporting the Chief Information Officer in the full range of 
activities required to carry out ACF's IT and information resource 
management (IRM) programs. The Office provides liaison with the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB), GSA, and Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) on all IT and IRM matters, and manages major 
interdepartmental IRM initiatives. It directs and coordinates ACF's 
Privacy Act responsibilities, and maintains ACF records and forms 
management programs. OIS develops long-range IRM plans, IRM policy, 
procurement plans and budgets for ACF information systems. The Office 
develops and implements procurement strategies for Automated Data 
Processing (ADP) support services. OIS reviews and analyzes all ADP 
acquisition documentation for compliance with applicable laws and 
regulations as well as for procurement strategy. It coordinates 
technical assistance provided to program offices on ADP support 
services procurements. The Office oversees the implementation of e-
government policies through leadership and coordination with ACF 
program and staff offices; develops, recommends and implements 
policies, procedures, standards and guidelines; and serves as the ACF 
liaison with HHS and other Federal and non-Federal agencies to 
coordinate e-government strategies and policies.
    OIS plans, manages, maintains and operates ACF's local area 
networks, nationwide area network and personal computers; provides for 
equipment and software acquisition, maintenance and user support for 
end-user computing; and manages and maintains a Help Desk for ACF 
users. OIS develops and implements policies and plans for and acquires 
and manages data communications services; and provides liaison with 
HHS, GSA and private firms on data communications equipment and 
systems. OIS designs, develops, implements and maintains application 
systems to support ACF budget, program and administrative systems. The 
Office provides technical assistance to ACF program offices procuring 
system support services; technical assistance to State and local 
agencies on ACF computer systems; develops software policy, procedures, 
standards and guidelines; and conducts required Departmental reviews of 
ADP systems.
    OIS designs, develops, and maintains system support for e-
government activities; provides technical assistance to ACF program 
offices for e-government support services; and provides technical 
assistance on e-government systems to State and local agencies. The 
Office develops and/or implements agency telecommunications management 
policy in accordance with Federal regulations and procedures. The 
Office reviews and directs payment of agency telephone invoices. It 
recommends and advises on the design and function of telecommunications 
systems, based on user needs, costs and technological availability. The 
Office communicates with private industry service providers to 
coordinate the acquisition, installation and maintenance of voice/data 
telecommunications equipment and systems.
    It is responsible for other sources of communications such as 
pagers, cellular phone service, cable TV service, and audio 
conferencing equipment and service. It updates and maintains the 
databases for telephone lines and equipment inventories.
    OIS establishes, implements, maintains and oversees an IT security 
program that assures adequate security is provided for all agency 
information collected, processed, transmitted, stored or disseminated 
in general support systems and applications. The Office develops and 
implements ACF policies, standards and procedures consistent with 
government-wide IT security policies; conducts the ACF system security 
activities required by OMB IT security directives; develops, implements 
and maintains a security training plan for IT professionals; and 
provides security awareness training for all ACF staff.
    II. Under Chapter KM.00, Office of Planning, Research and 
Evaluation, delete in its entirety and replace with the following:
    KM.00 Mission [67 FR 67198, 11/04/02]. The Office of Planning, 
Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is the principal advisor to the 
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on improving the 
effectiveness and efficiency of programs designed to make measurable 
improvements in the economic and social well-being of children and 
families.
    The Office provides guidance, analysis, technical assistance, and 
oversight to ACF programs and across programs in the agency on: 
strategic planning aimed at measurable results; performance 
measurement; research and evaluation methodologies; demonstration 
testing and model development; statistical, policy and program 
analysis; synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration 
findings; application of emerging technologies to improve the 
effectiveness of programs and service delivery; and coordinates 
mandated OMB information collection approvals and plans.
    The Office, through the Division of Economic Independence and the 
Division of Child and Family Development, oversees and manages the 
research programs under sections 413 and 1110 of the Social Security 
Act, including: priority settings and analysis; managing and 
coordinating major cross-cutting, leading-edge studies and special 
initiatives; and collaborating with states, communities, foundations, 
professional organizations and others to promote the development of 
children, family-focused services, parental responsibility, employment, 
and economic independence. Through the Division of Child and Family 
Development, the Office also oversees and manages the research, 
demonstration, and evaluation activities under Section 649 of the Head 
Start Act. In addition, the Office also provides coordination and 
leadership in implementing the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA).

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    III. Under Chapter KM, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 
delete Paragraph A in its entirety and replace with the following:
    KM.20 Functions.
    A. The Office of the Director [67 FR 67198, 11/04/02] provides 
direction and executive leadership to OPRE in administering its 
responsibilities. It serves as principal advisor to the Assistant 
Secretary for Children and Families on all matters pertaining to: 
improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ACF programs; strategic 
planning; performance measurement; program and policy evaluation; 
research and demonstrations; state and local innovations and progress; 
and public/private partnership initiatives of concern to the Assistant 
Secretary for Children and Families. It represents the Assistant 
Secretary for Children and Families at various planning, research, and 
evaluation forums and carries out special Departmental and 
Administration initiatives. The Office coordinates mandated OMB 
information collection approvals and plans and includes ACF's Reports 
Clearance Officer.

    July 14, 2010.
Carmen R. Nazario,
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2010-17958 Filed 7-21-10; 8:45 am]
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