Redelegation of Authority for the Office of Field Policy and Management, 48748-48750 [2021-18722]

Download as PDF 48748 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Research. The open session will be on September 13th and the start time will be 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. Date: September 13–14, 2021. Open: September 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: Report from Institute Director and Program Staff. 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[FR Doc. 2021–18728 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6280–D–01] Redelegation of Authority for the Office of Field Policy and Management Office of Field Policy and Management, Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of redelegation of authority. AGENCY: Through this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and the Director for Field Policy and Management redelegate certain operational management authority to the HUD Regional Administrators located in Region I (Boston, MA); Region II (New York, NY); Region III (Philadelphia, PA); Region IV (Atlanta, GA); Region V (Chicago, IL); Region VI (Fort Worth, TX); Region VII (Kansas City, KS); Region VIII (Denver, CO); Region IX (San Francisco, CA); and Region X (Seattle, WA). DATES: Applicable Date: August 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John B. Shumway, Assistant General Counsel, Administrative Law Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, at 451 7th Street SW, Room 9262; Washington, DC 20410– 0500 or telephone number 202–402– 5190 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In October 2020, the Secretary of HUD delegated to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and the Director for Field Policy and Management authority for the management and oversight of the Department’s field operations, which was published in the Federal Register at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 85 FR 62753. In that notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and Director for Field Policy and Management were authorized to redelegate such authority. Through this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and the Director for Field Policy and Management redelegate certain operational management authority to the HUD Regional Administrators. This notice supersedes all prior redelegations to the HUD Regional Administrators. Section I: Authority Redelegated A. Cross-Program Coordination. Each Regional Administrator is redelegated the following duties: 1. Develop and implement placebased Regional and Field Operating Plans in consultation with field Program Directors. 2. To develop, approve, track, and oversee the Regional Operating Plan priority projects and initiatives that cross program office lines. 3. Prepare briefing papers and hot issue reports. 4. Lead disaster relief efforts. 5. Convene on-site program teams (e.g., Community Planning and Development, Office of General Counsel, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Public and Indian Housing, etc.), as necessary and in consultation with field Program Directors, to review proposed major projects or initiatives for place-based impact. 6. Assist state and local housing officials in assessing the impact of housing foreclosures. 7. Convene place-based teams, as necessary and in consultation with field program directors, to review Consolidated Plans during the 45-day review period. 8. Provide comments to Public and Indian Housing field directors on public housing disposal and/or demolition applications. 9. Review with other program leaders the status of the HUD–VASH program to maximize utilization. 10. Consult with Program Directors regarding implementation of departmental management goals, Secretarial and Presidential initiatives, and Annual Performance Plan commitments. Regional Administrators can request review by Headquarters of decisions made by Program Directors. Where the Regional Administrator and relevant Program Director disagree on a major program decision, the Regional Administrator may report the disagreement to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Management, who may then raise the matter with the relevant Assistant Secretary or equivalent. The relevant Assistant Secretary or equivalent makes the final determination, subject to review by the Deputy Secretary, as necessary. B. Administrative Management. Each Regional Administrator is delegated the following administrative duties: 1. Manage administrative field operations, applicable to all employees at a duty location, including outstationed personnel, through coordination with Program Directors administrative offices, and supervisors of out stationed personnel. Administrative field operations include, but are not limited to: • Determining official local office hours of operation. • Determining emergency office closings due to weather, disaster, or local events. • Providing effective customer service. • Working with Program Directors and all employees to foster a positive working environment. • Coordinating with the Office of Administration (and its Office of Administration Regional Support Manager) to develop and manage an administrative budget that meets the needs of programs and staff in each office. • Managing internal office communications of a general nature. 2. Regional Administrators may request a waiver of specific directives and handbook provisions pertaining to programs in the offices of Housing, Public and Indian Housing, Community Planning and Development, and Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Waiver is not authorized for the HUD Litigation Handbook and regulations, or those departmental directives and handbook provisions mandated by or directly predicated on a statute, Executive Order, or regulation. Waiver requests by a Regional Administrator will be forwarded to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, who will forward the requests to the respective program Assistant Secretary for final decision. All waiver requests must be in writing and specify the grounds for requesting the waiver. Regional Administrators will be notified in writing of the program Assistant Secretary’s decision, through the Office of Field Policy and Management leadership. Only the program Assistant Secretary, or other program office officials with delegated authority to do so, may grant waivers or make a specific delegation of waiver authority. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48749 C. Representation. Each Regional Administrator is redelegated the following duties: 1. Serve as the lead point of contact for non-tribal local elected or appointed officials. 2. Serve as one of the principal points of contact with industry groups with the support of and in consultation with field Program Directors. 3. Oversee labor/management relations in the region in coordination with the assigned Employee and Labor Relations representative. • Based on information provided by the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer/Employee and Labor Relations Division and with input by the Office of General Counsel, the Regional Administrator will provide the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management with regular reports on all open and active labor/management cases that are in process. 4. Work with Headquarters offices, including the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, to ensure that federal, state, local, and tribal elected officials within a jurisdiction receive responsive and coordinated customer service. This in no way supersedes the Secretary’s delegation of authority to the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations on October 7, 2011 (Federal Register Docket No. FR–5515–D–01), in which the Secretary delegates to the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations authority and responsibility for coordinating congressional and intergovernmental relations activities. 5. Manage all field-controlled congressional and intergovernmental correspondence, in consultation with field Program Directors and in coordination with the Executive Secretariat (Office of Administration) and the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. 6. Respond to all media inquiries in conjunction with Headquarters’ Office of Public Affairs and field Program Directors. 7. Administer the local office’s web page and internet sources, in coordination with the Office of Public Affairs. 8. Monitor and evaluate customer service. 9. Enter into co-sponsorship agreements, with the concurrence of the General Counsel and the relevant program Assistant Secretary or equivalent. Section II: Authority To Redelegate Except for those authorities specifically excluded in Section III of E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 48750 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices this notice, this authority may be redelegated, as appropriate, from Regional Administrators to Field Office Directors and Deputy Regional Administrators within the respective jurisdictions. Section III: Authority Nonredelegable The following authorities may not be redelegated from the Regional Administrators to the Field Office Directors or to any other employee: 1. The authority to enter into cosponsorship agreements. 2. The authority to request waivers as provided by section I.B.2. above. 3. The authority to sign local, areawide, or center-wide negotiated impact and implementation or memorandum of understanding agreements with unions representing smaller units consisting of either Headquarters and/or field employees on issues confined to a single program area and within the Regional Administrators’ own budget authority, including the resolution of unfair labor practice charges and bargaining impasses. Section IV: Authority Superseded This notice supersedes all prior redelegations of authority to the Regional Administrators from the Secretary of HUD, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, or the Director for Field Policy and Management. Authority: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Michele Perez, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2021–18722 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7034–N–49] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Local Appeals to SingleFamily Mortgage Limits; OMB Control No.: 2502–0302 Office of the Chief Information Officer, Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comments Due Date: September 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ Start Printed Page 15501PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410– 5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on May 7, 2021, at 86 FR 24654. DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Local Appeals to Single-Family Mortgage Limits. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0302. Type of Request: Extension. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Any interested party may submit a request for the mortgage limits to be increased in a particular area if they believe that the present limit does not accurately reflect the higher sales prices in that area. Any request for an increase must be accompanied by sufficient housing sales price data to justify higher limits. This allows HUD the opportunity to examine additional data to confirm or adjust the set loan limit for a particular area. Respondents: Business and other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 182. Estimated Number of Responses: 182. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 7. Total Estimated Burdens: 1274. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–18718 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [FR–6280–D–02] Order of Succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management Office of Field Policy and Management, HUD. ACTION: Notice of order of succession. AGENCY: In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management for the Department of Housing and Urban Development designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior orders of succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management, including the Order of Succession published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012. DATES: Applicable Date: August 31, 2021. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6280-D-01]


Redelegation of Authority for the Office of Field Policy and 
Management

AGENCY: Office of Field Policy and Management, Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD).

ACTION: Notice of redelegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: Through this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field 
Policy and Management and the Director for Field Policy and Management 
redelegate certain operational management authority to the HUD Regional 
Administrators located in Region I (Boston, MA); Region II (New York, 
NY); Region III (Philadelphia, PA); Region IV (Atlanta, GA); Region V 
(Chicago, IL); Region VI (Fort Worth, TX); Region VII (Kansas City, 
KS); Region VIII (Denver, CO); Region IX (San Francisco, CA); and 
Region X (Seattle, WA).

DATES: Applicable Date: August 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John B. Shumway, Assistant General 
Counsel, Administrative Law Division, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, at 451 7th Street SW, Room 9262; Washington, DC 20410-0500 
or telephone number 202-402-5190 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number 
through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (this 
is a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In October 2020, the Secretary of HUD 
delegated to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and 
Management and the Director for Field Policy and Management authority 
for the management and oversight of the Department's field operations, 
which was published in the Federal Register at

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85 FR 62753. In that notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field 
Policy and Management and Director for Field Policy and Management were 
authorized to redelegate such authority. Through this notice, the 
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and the 
Director for Field Policy and Management redelegate certain operational 
management authority to the HUD Regional Administrators. This notice 
supersedes all prior redelegations to the HUD Regional Administrators.

Section I: Authority Redelegated

    A. Cross-Program Coordination. Each Regional Administrator is 
redelegated the following duties:
    1. Develop and implement place-based Regional and Field Operating 
Plans in consultation with field Program Directors.
    2. To develop, approve, track, and oversee the Regional Operating 
Plan priority projects and initiatives that cross program office lines.
    3. Prepare briefing papers and hot issue reports.
    4. Lead disaster relief efforts.
    5. Convene on-site program teams (e.g., Community Planning and 
Development, Office of General Counsel, Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity, Public and Indian Housing, etc.), as necessary and in 
consultation with field Program Directors, to review proposed major 
projects or initiatives for place-based impact.
    6. Assist state and local housing officials in assessing the impact 
of housing foreclosures.
    7. Convene place-based teams, as necessary and in consultation with 
field program directors, to review Consolidated Plans during the 45-day 
review period.
    8. Provide comments to Public and Indian Housing field directors on 
public housing disposal and/or demolition applications.
    9. Review with other program leaders the status of the HUD-VASH 
program to maximize utilization.
    10. Consult with Program Directors regarding implementation of 
departmental management goals, Secretarial and Presidential 
initiatives, and Annual Performance Plan commitments. Regional 
Administrators can request review by Headquarters of decisions made by 
Program Directors. Where the Regional Administrator and relevant 
Program Director disagree on a major program decision, the Regional 
Administrator may report the disagreement to the Assistant Deputy 
Secretary for Field Policy and Management, who may then raise the 
matter with the relevant Assistant Secretary or equivalent. The 
relevant Assistant Secretary or equivalent makes the final 
determination, subject to review by the Deputy Secretary, as necessary.
    B. Administrative Management. Each Regional Administrator is 
delegated the following administrative duties:
    1. Manage administrative field operations, applicable to all 
employees at a duty location, including out-stationed personnel, 
through coordination with Program Directors administrative offices, and 
supervisors of out stationed personnel. Administrative field operations 
include, but are not limited to:
     Determining official local office hours of operation.
     Determining emergency office closings due to weather, 
disaster, or local events.
     Providing effective customer service.
     Working with Program Directors and all employees to foster 
a positive working environment.
     Coordinating with the Office of Administration (and its 
Office of Administration Regional Support Manager) to develop and 
manage an administrative budget that meets the needs of programs and 
staff in each office.
     Managing internal office communications of a general 
nature.
    2. Regional Administrators may request a waiver of specific 
directives and handbook provisions pertaining to programs in the 
offices of Housing, Public and Indian Housing, Community Planning and 
Development, and Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Waiver is not 
authorized for the HUD Litigation Handbook and regulations, or those 
departmental directives and handbook provisions mandated by or directly 
predicated on a statute, Executive Order, or regulation. Waiver 
requests by a Regional Administrator will be forwarded to the Assistant 
Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, who will forward the 
requests to the respective program Assistant Secretary for final 
decision. All waiver requests must be in writing and specify the 
grounds for requesting the waiver. Regional Administrators will be 
notified in writing of the program Assistant Secretary's decision, 
through the Office of Field Policy and Management leadership. Only the 
program Assistant Secretary, or other program office officials with 
delegated authority to do so, may grant waivers or make a specific 
delegation of waiver authority.
    C. Representation. Each Regional Administrator is redelegated the 
following duties:
    1. Serve as the lead point of contact for non-tribal local elected 
or appointed officials.
    2. Serve as one of the principal points of contact with industry 
groups with the support of and in consultation with field Program 
Directors.
    3. Oversee labor/management relations in the region in coordination 
with the assigned Employee and Labor Relations representative.
     Based on information provided by the Office of the Chief 
Human Capital Officer/Employee and Labor Relations Division and with 
input by the Office of General Counsel, the Regional Administrator will 
provide the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management 
with regular reports on all open and active labor/management cases that 
are in process.
    4. Work with Headquarters offices, including the Office of 
Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, to ensure that federal, 
state, local, and tribal elected officials within a jurisdiction 
receive responsive and coordinated customer service. This in no way 
supersedes the Secretary's delegation of authority to the Assistant 
Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations on October 
7, 2011 (Federal Register Docket No. FR-5515-D-01), in which the 
Secretary delegates to the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and 
Intergovernmental Relations authority and responsibility for 
coordinating congressional and intergovernmental relations activities.
    5. Manage all field-controlled congressional and intergovernmental 
correspondence, in consultation with field Program Directors and in 
coordination with the Executive Secretariat (Office of Administration) 
and the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
    6. Respond to all media inquiries in conjunction with Headquarters' 
Office of Public Affairs and field Program Directors.
    7. Administer the local office's web page and internet sources, in 
coordination with the Office of Public Affairs.
    8. Monitor and evaluate customer service.
    9. Enter into co-sponsorship agreements, with the concurrence of 
the General Counsel and the relevant program Assistant Secretary or 
equivalent.

Section II: Authority To Redelegate

    Except for those authorities specifically excluded in Section III 
of

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this notice, this authority may be redelegated, as appropriate, from 
Regional Administrators to Field Office Directors and Deputy Regional 
Administrators within the respective jurisdictions.

Section III: Authority Nonredelegable

    The following authorities may not be redelegated from the Regional 
Administrators to the Field Office Directors or to any other employee:
    1. The authority to enter into co-sponsorship agreements.
    2. The authority to request waivers as provided by section I.B.2. 
above.
    3. The authority to sign local, area-wide, or center-wide 
negotiated impact and implementation or memorandum of understanding 
agreements with unions representing smaller units consisting of either 
Headquarters and/or field employees on issues confined to a single 
program area and within the Regional Administrators' own budget 
authority, including the resolution of unfair labor practice charges 
and bargaining impasses.

Section IV: Authority Superseded

    This notice supersedes all prior redelegations of authority to the 
Regional Administrators from the Secretary of HUD, the Assistant Deputy 
Secretary for Field Policy and Management, or the Director for Field 
Policy and Management.
    Authority: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

Michele Perez,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management.
[FR Doc. 2021-18722 Filed 8-30-21; 8:45 am]
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