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The update to the functional statement will better align functional responsibility with improved management and administrative efficiencies and improved alignment of current liaison functions and policy processes within the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5). Chapter RA5—Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Section RA5–10, Organization Delete in its entirety and replace with the following: The Office of Policy, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) is headed by the Director, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration. The Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) includes the following components: (1) Office of the Director (RA5); (2) Office of Policy Analysis (RA53); and (3) Office of Research and Evaluation (RA56). Section RA5–20, Functions PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Director (RA5) (1) Provides Agency-wide leadership for policy development, data collection and management, major analytic activities, research, and evaluation; (2) develops HRSA-wide policies; (3) participates with HRSA organizations in developing strategic plans for their component; (4) coordinates the Agency’s long-term strategic planning process; (5) conducts and/or guides analyses, research, and program evaluation; (6) develops annual performance plans; (7) analyzes budgetary data with regard to planning guidelines; (8) develops and produces performance reports required under the Government Performance and Accountability Report and OMB; (9) as requested, develops, implements, and coordinates policy processes for the Agency for key major cross-cutting policy issues; (10) facilitates policy development by maintaining analytic liaison between the Administrator, other OPDIVs, Office of the Secretary staff components, and other Departments on critical matters involving program policy undertaken in the Agency; (11) provides data analyses, graphic presentations, briefing materials, and analyses on short notice to support the immediate needs of the Administrator and Senior Leadership; (12) conducts special studies and analyses and/or provides analytic support and information to the Administrator and Senior Leadership needed to support the Agency’s goals and directions; and (13) collaborates with the Office of Operations in the development of budgets, performance plans, and other administration reporting requirements. Office of Policy Analysis (RA53) (1) Serves as the principal Agency resource for policy analysis; (2) analyzes issues arising from legislation, budget proposals, regulatory actions, and other program or policy actions; (3) serves as focal point within HRSA for analysis of healthcare payment systems and financing issues; (4) collaborates with HHS Agencies to examine the impact of Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on HRSA grantees and safety net providers; (5) provides Agency leadership guidance on policy development; (6) serves as a resource of information and institutional knowledge for the Agency; (7) coordinates the Agency’s participation in Healthy People, and other Department and Federal initiatives; (8) coordinates the Agency’s intergovernmental activities, including: providing the Administrator with a single point of contact on all activities E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Notices related to important state and local government, stakeholder association, and interest group activities; coordinating Agency cross-Bureau cooperative agreements and activities with organizations such as the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislature, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of Counties, and National Association of County and City Health Officials; interacting with various commissions such as the Delta Regional Authority, Appalachian Regional Commission, and on the Denali Commission; and serving as the primary liaison to Department intergovernmental staff; and (9) serves as the coordinator for General Accounting Office reports on HRSA programs and activities. Office of Research and Evaluation (RA56) (1) Serves as the principal source of leadership and advice on program information and research; (2) analyzes and coordinates the Agency’s need for information and data for use in the management and direction of Agency programs; (3) manages an Agency-wide information and data group as well as an Agency-wide research group; (4) maintains an inventory of HRSA databases; (5) provides technical assistance to HRSA staff in database development, maintenance, analysis, and distribution; (6) promotes the availability of HRSA data through Web sites and other online applications; (7) conducts, oversees, and fosters high quality research across HRSA programmatic interests; (8) develops an annual research agenda for the Agency; (9) conducts, leads, and/or participates with HRSA staff in the development of research and demonstration projects; (10) coordinates HRSA participation in institutional review boards and the protection of human subjects; (11) conducts, guides, and/or participates in major program evaluation efforts and prepares reports on HRSA program efficiencies; and (12) manages HRSA activity related to the Paperwork Reduction Act, and other OMB policies. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section RA5–30, Delegations of Authority All delegations of authority and redelegations of authority made to HRSA officials that were in effect immediately prior to this reorganization, and that are consistent with this reorganization, shall continue in effect pending further re-delegation. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54236-54237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22261]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends part R of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 76 
FR 45584-45585 dated July 29, 2011).
    This notice reflects organizational changes to the Health Resources 
and Services Administration. Specifically, this notice updates the 
Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) functional statement. 
The update to the functional statement will better align functional 
responsibility with improved management and administrative efficiencies 
and improved alignment of current liaison functions and policy 
processes within the Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5).

Chapter RA5--Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation

Section RA5-10, Organization

    Delete in its entirety and replace with the following:
    The Office of Policy, Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) is headed by 
the Director, who reports directly to the Administrator, Health 
Resources and Services Administration. The Office of Planning, Analysis 
and Evaluation (RA5) includes the following components:
    (1) Office of the Director (RA5);
    (2) Office of Policy Analysis (RA53); and
    (3) Office of Research and Evaluation (RA56).

Section RA5-20, Functions

    (1) Delete the functional statement for the Office of Planning, 
Analysis and Evaluation (RA5) and replace in its entirety.

Office of the Director (RA5)

    (1) Provides Agency-wide leadership for policy development, data 
collection and management, major analytic activities, research, and 
evaluation; (2) develops HRSA-wide policies; (3) participates with HRSA 
organizations in developing strategic plans for their component; (4) 
coordinates the Agency's long-term strategic planning process; (5) 
conducts and/or guides analyses, research, and program evaluation; (6) 
develops annual performance plans; (7) analyzes budgetary data with 
regard to planning guidelines; (8) develops and produces performance 
reports required under the Government Performance and Accountability 
Report and OMB; (9) as requested, develops, implements, and coordinates 
policy processes for the Agency for key major cross-cutting policy 
issues; (10) facilitates policy development by maintaining analytic 
liaison between the Administrator, other OPDIVs, Office of the 
Secretary staff components, and other Departments on critical matters 
involving program policy undertaken in the Agency; (11) provides data 
analyses, graphic presentations, briefing materials, and analyses on 
short notice to support the immediate needs of the Administrator and 
Senior Leadership; (12) conducts special studies and analyses and/or 
provides analytic support and information to the Administrator and 
Senior Leadership needed to support the Agency's goals and directions; 
and (13) collaborates with the Office of Operations in the development 
of budgets, performance plans, and other administration reporting 
requirements.

Office of Policy Analysis (RA53)

    (1) Serves as the principal Agency resource for policy analysis; 
(2) analyzes issues arising from legislation, budget proposals, 
regulatory actions, and other program or policy actions; (3) serves as 
focal point within HRSA for analysis of healthcare payment systems and 
financing issues; (4) collaborates with HHS Agencies to examine the 
impact of Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program 
(CHIP) on HRSA grantees and safety net providers; (5) provides Agency 
leadership guidance on policy development; (6) serves as a resource of 
information and institutional knowledge for the Agency; (7) coordinates 
the Agency's participation in Healthy People, and other Department and 
Federal initiatives; (8) coordinates the Agency's intergovernmental 
activities, including: providing the Administrator with a single point 
of contact on all activities

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related to important state and local government, stakeholder 
association, and interest group activities; coordinating Agency cross-
Bureau cooperative agreements and activities with organizations such as 
the National Governors Association, National Conference of State 
Legislature, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 
National Association of Counties, and National Association of County 
and City Health Officials; interacting with various commissions such as 
the Delta Regional Authority, Appalachian Regional Commission, and on 
the Denali Commission; and serving as the primary liaison to Department 
intergovernmental staff; and (9) serves as the coordinator for General 
Accounting Office reports on HRSA programs and activities.

Office of Research and Evaluation (RA56)

    (1) Serves as the principal source of leadership and advice on 
program information and research; (2) analyzes and coordinates the 
Agency's need for information and data for use in the management and 
direction of Agency programs; (3) manages an Agency-wide information 
and data group as well as an Agency-wide research group; (4) maintains 
an inventory of HRSA databases; (5) provides technical assistance to 
HRSA staff in database development, maintenance, analysis, and 
distribution; (6) promotes the availability of HRSA data through Web 
sites and other online applications; (7) conducts, oversees, and 
fosters high quality research across HRSA programmatic interests; (8) 
develops an annual research agenda for the Agency; (9) conducts, leads, 
and/or participates with HRSA staff in the development of research and 
demonstration projects; (10) coordinates HRSA participation in 
institutional review boards and the protection of human subjects; (11) 
conducts, guides, and/or participates in major program evaluation 
efforts and prepares reports on HRSA program efficiencies; and (12) 
manages HRSA activity related to the Paperwork Reduction Act, and other 
OMB policies.

Section RA5-30, Delegations of Authority

    All delegations of authority and re-delegations of authority made 
to HRSA officials that were in effect immediately prior to this 
reorganization, and that are consistent with this reorganization, shall 
continue in effect pending further re-delegation.
    This reorganization is effective upon date of signature.

    Dated: August 19, 2011.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-22261 Filed 8-30-11; 8:45 am]
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