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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 204 / Friday, October 21, 2011 / Notices Dated: October 13, 2011. Richard U. Rodriguez, Director, Division of Technology Development & Transfer, Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2011–27308 Filed 10–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Part M of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) at 75, Number 157, pages 49942–49943, August 16, 2010, is amended to revise the functional statements for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI) and the Office of the Director (OD). These changes are necessary to strengthen the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation’s cross-cutting policy role in the Agency as well as externally on a regional and national level. The changes are as follows: Section M.20, Functions is amended as follows: The functional statements for the Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation (MD) and the Office of the Director (MD1) are replaced with the following: Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (MD) The mission of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI) is to develop, coordinate, and communicate SAMHSA policy to improve behavioral health in America’s communities. The Office represents SAMHSA at meetings, both internal and external, while promoting SAMHSA’s profile in health services research by collaborating with other Departments and Agencies. These include, but are not limited to other operational divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). The primary intent is to facilitate the adoption of data-driven policies and practices by those working in the field to improve behavioral health outcomes. While SAMHSA’s primary mission is to serve those with behavioral health needs and foster health improvements, many partners and allies exist within VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Oct 20, 2011 Jkt 226001 other fields that also play a crucial role in supporting and improving behavioral health. OPPI will seek to influence these partners and allies to encourage inclusion of behavioral health within their policy initiatives. These objectives are accomplished, in part, by the following OPPI functions and associated directives. OPPI: 1. Facilitates the exchange of information and coordinates activity between SAMHSA and State, Regional, Tribal, Federal, National, and International partners. 2. Works with SAMHSA’s Office of the Administrator (OA), and SAMHSA’s Offices and Centers to foster a unified understanding and operationalization of policy and budget directions for SAMHSA. 3. Partners with SAMHSA’s Centers and Offices to achieve policy alignment in communications, evaluation, operations, and programs. 4. Provides policy advice to the Administrator. 5. Provides policy leadership in crosscutting issue areas (e.g., Disparities, Tribal Issues, Health Reform, Trauma & Justice, Women’s Services, etc.). 6. Provides staff support, portfolio tracking, and coordination services for the Strategic Initiatives leaders and/or teams. Office of the Director (MD1) As the chief policy advisor to the Administrator, SAMHSA, the OPPI Director leads the review and development of policy in close coordination with the Administrator, SAMHSA Centers and Offices, DHHS and other Federal Agencies, Tribal, State and local governments, Congress and private constituents and groups. The Office of the Director serves in other duties designed to promote the organizational mission. These are detailed below: 1. Provides leadership and coordination of strategic planning and provides an integrated and structured approach to program policy analysis, coordination, development, and communication. 2. Coordinates and collaborates with the Office of Financial Resources (OFR) to assure consistency and integration of Agency program policy in budget formulation, and coordinates and collaborates with Centers and programs to assure consistency and integration of Agency policy across programs. 3. Coordinates and collaborates with the OFR on appropriations presentations, analyses, implementation plans and reporting, and with Center and Office leadership on SAMHSA and program authority. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65519 4. Manages and directs the staff and all programmatic activity in the Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation. Delegation of Authority All delegations and re-delegations of authority to officers and employees of SAMHSA which were in effect immediately prior to the effective date of this reorganization shall continue to be in effect pending further redelegations, provided they are consistent with this reorganization. These organizational changes are effective: October 21, 2011. Rose Shannon, Director, Division of Executive Correspondence. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    Part M of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) Statement of Organization, Functions, and 
Delegations of Authority for the Department of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS) at 75, Number 157, pages 49942-49943, August 16, 2010, 
is amended to revise the functional statements for the Office of 
Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI) and the Office of the Director 
(OD). These changes are necessary to strengthen the Office of Policy, 
Planning, and Innovation's cross-cutting policy role in the Agency as 
well as externally on a regional and national level. The changes are as 
follows:
    Section M.20, Functions is amended as follows:
    The functional statements for the Office of Policy, Planning and 
Innovation (MD) and the Office of the Director (MD1) are replaced with 
the following:

Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (MD)

    The mission of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation 
(OPPI) is to develop, coordinate, and communicate SAMHSA policy to 
improve behavioral health in America's communities.
    The Office represents SAMHSA at meetings, both internal and 
external, while promoting SAMHSA's profile in health services research 
by collaborating with other Departments and Agencies. These include, 
but are not limited to other operational divisions within the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (such as the National 
Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). The primary intent 
is to facilitate the adoption of data-driven policies and practices by 
those working in the field to improve behavioral health outcomes. While 
SAMHSA's primary mission is to serve those with behavioral health needs 
and foster health improvements, many partners and allies exist within 
other fields that also play a crucial role in supporting and improving 
behavioral health. OPPI will seek to influence these partners and 
allies to encourage inclusion of behavioral health within their policy 
initiatives. These objectives are accomplished, in part, by the 
following OPPI functions and associated directives. OPPI:
    1. Facilitates the exchange of information and coordinates activity 
between SAMHSA and State, Regional, Tribal, Federal, National, and 
International partners.
    2. Works with SAMHSA's Office of the Administrator (OA), and 
SAMHSA's Offices and Centers to foster a unified understanding and 
operationalization of policy and budget directions for SAMHSA.
    3. Partners with SAMHSA's Centers and Offices to achieve policy 
alignment in communications, evaluation, operations, and programs.
    4. Provides policy advice to the Administrator.
    5. Provides policy leadership in cross-cutting issue areas (e.g., 
Disparities, Tribal Issues, Health Reform, Trauma & Justice, Women's 
Services, etc.).
    6. Provides staff support, portfolio tracking, and coordination 
services for the Strategic Initiatives leaders and/or teams.

Office of the Director (MD1)

    As the chief policy advisor to the Administrator, SAMHSA, the OPPI 
Director leads the review and development of policy in close 
coordination with the Administrator, SAMHSA Centers and Offices, DHHS 
and other Federal Agencies, Tribal, State and local governments, 
Congress and private constituents and groups.
    The Office of the Director serves in other duties designed to 
promote the organizational mission. These are detailed below:
    1. Provides leadership and coordination of strategic planning and 
provides an integrated and structured approach to program policy 
analysis, coordination, development, and communication.
    2. Coordinates and collaborates with the Office of Financial 
Resources (OFR) to assure consistency and integration of Agency program 
policy in budget formulation, and coordinates and collaborates with 
Centers and programs to assure consistency and integration of Agency 
policy across programs.
    3. Coordinates and collaborates with the OFR on appropriations 
presentations, analyses, implementation plans and reporting, and with 
Center and Office leadership on SAMHSA and program authority.
    4. Manages and directs the staff and all programmatic activity in 
the Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation.

Delegation of Authority

    All delegations and re-delegations of authority to officers and 
employees of SAMHSA which were in effect immediately prior to the 
effective date of this reorganization shall continue to be in effect 
pending further re-delegations, provided they are consistent with this 
reorganization.
    These organizational changes are effective: October 21, 2011.

Rose Shannon,
Director, Division of Executive Correspondence.
[FR Doc. 2011-27235 Filed 10-20-11; 8:45 am]
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