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Designation of Central and Field Organization

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Railroad Retirement Board.


Final rule.


The Railroad Retirement Board (Board) amends its regulations to reflect its current agency structure due to recent reorganizations.


This rule is effective February 7, 2002.

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Marguerite P. Dadabo, Assistant General Counsel, (312) 751-4945, TDD (312) 751-4701.

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Part 200 of the Board's regulations deals with general administration of the Board. The Board amends § 200.1 dealing with the designation of central and field offices to reflect current agency structure due to recent reorganizations.

The Board published this rule as a proposed rule on September 5, 2001 (66 FR 46408) and invited comments by November 5, 2001. No comments were received. Accordingly, the proposed rule is being published as a final rule without change.

The rule concerns agency structure and is not a regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, no regulatory impact analysis is required. There are no information collections associated with this rule.

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List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 200

  • Organization and functions (Government agencies)
  • Railroad retirement
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For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Railroad Retirement Board amends 20 CFR part 200 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 200 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 45 U.S.C. 231f(b)(5) and 45 U.S.C. 362; § 200.4 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552; § 200.5 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552a; § 200.6 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552b; and § 200.7 also issued under 31 U.S.C. 3717.

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2. Section 200.1 is amended by revising paragraphs (a)(4), (b)(1), and (b)(2) to read as follows:

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Designation of central and field organization.

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(4) The headquarters of the Board is in Chicago, Illinois, at 844 North Rush Street. The Board maintains numerous district offices across the country in localities easily accessible to large numbers of railroad workers, in addition to three regional offices located in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(b) Internal organization. (1) Reporting directly to the Board Start Printed Page 5724Members is the six member Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of the General Counsel, who also serves as the Senior Executive Officer, the Director of Administration, the Director of Programs, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Information Officer, and the Chief Actuary.

(2) The Executive Committee is responsible for the day to day operations of the agency. The Senior Executive Officer is responsible for direction and oversight of the Executive Committee. The General Counsel is responsible for advising the Board Members on major issues, interpreting the Acts and regulations administered by the Board, drafting and analyzing legislation, and planning, directing, and coordinating the work of the Office of General Counsel, the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals, and the Office of Legislative Affairs through their respective directors, and the Office of Secretary to the Board. The Director of Programs is responsible for managing, coordinating, and controlling the program operations of the agency which carry out provisions of the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Acts. The Director of Administration is responsible for managing, coordinating, and controlling certain administrative operations of the Board including the Bureau of Supply and Service, the Bureau of Human Resources, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Office of Equal Opportunity. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the financial management of the agency, and the Chief Information Officer is responsible for coordinating the agency's information resources management program. The Board's Chief Actuary is responsible for the actuarial program of the Board. The Chief Actuary is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.

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Dated: February 1, 2002.

By Authority of the Board, for the Board.

Beatrice Ezerski,

Secretary to the Board.

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[FR Doc. 02-2943 Filed 2-6-02; 8:45 am]