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AGENCY:

National Labor Relations Board.

ACTION:

Amendment of delegation of administrative authority to General Counsel under section 3(d) of National Labor Relations Act.

SUMMARY:

The National Labor Relations Board is amending the memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to administrative functions. The revisions are being adopted in order to reestablish lines of authority within the administrative structure of the Agency.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 1, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street, NW., Room 11600, Washington, DC 20570.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John J. Toner, Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street, NW., Room 11600, Washington, DC 20570. Telephone: (202) 273-1936.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Board amended memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to administrative functions is effective April 1, 1955, as amended September 8, 1958 (effective August 25, 1958), August 12, 1959 (effective August 3, 1959), and April 28, 1961 (effective May 15, 1961) (appearing at 20 FR 2175, 23 FR 6966, 24 FR 6666 and 26 FR 3911, respectively).

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Dated: October 4, 2002.

John J. Toner,

Executive Secretary.

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National Labor Relations Board

General Counsel

Further Amendment to Memorandum Describing Authority and Assigned Responsibilities

Pursuant to the provisions of section 3(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (Pub. Law 404, 79th Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Labor Relations Board hereby separately states and currently publishes in the Federal Register the following further amendment to Board memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (effective October 1, 2002).

Dated, Washington, DC, October 4, 2002.

By direction of the Board.

Executive Secretary.

The Board memorandum describing the authority and assigned responsibilities of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board effective April 1, 1955, as amended September 8, 1958 (effective August 25, 1958), August 12, 1959 (effective August 3, 1959), and April 28, 1961 (effective May 15, 1961) (appearing at 20 FR 2175, 23 FR 6966, 24 FR 6666 and 26 FR 3911, respectively), is hereby further amended as follows:

1. Strike the text of paragraphs 1 and 4 of section VII of the amendment dated August 12, 1959 (effective August 3, 1959), strike the text of paragraph 2 of section VII of the amendment dated April 28, 1961 (effective May 15, 1961), and substitute the following: Start Printed Page 62993

1. In order more fully to release the Board to the expeditious performance of its primary function and responsibility of deciding cases, the authority and responsibility for all administrative functions of the Agency shall be vested in the General Counsel, except as provided below. This authority shall be exercised subject to the limitations contained in paragraphs 2, 5 and 6, and shall be exercised in conformity with the requirements for joint determination as described in paragraph 4.

2. Subject to the limitations contained in paragraphs 5 and 6, the General Counsel shall exercise full and final authority on behalf of the Agency over the selection, retention, transfer, promotion, demotion, discipline, discharge, and in all other respects, of all personnel engaged in the field, except that personnel action with respect to Regional Directors and Officers-in Charge of Subregional offices will be conducted as hereinafter provided, and in the Washington Office (other than personnel in the Board Members' Offices, the Division of Judges, the Division of Information, the Security Office, the Office of the Solicitor, the Office of the Executive Secretary and the Office of Inspector General): provided, however, that the establishment, transfer or elimination of any Regional or Subregional Office shall require the approval of the Board.

The appointment, transfer, demotion, or discharge of any Regional Director or of any Officer-in-Charge of a Subregional office shall be made by the General Counsel only upon the approval of the Board.

4. In connection with and in order to effectuate the foregoing, the General Counsel is authorized to formulate and execute such necessary requests, certifications, and other related documents on behalf of the Agency, as may be needed from time to time to meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Management and Budget or any other Governmental Agency; provided, however, that the total amount of any annual budget requests submitted by the Agency, the apportionment and allocation of funds and/or the establishment of personnel ceilings within the Agency shall be determined jointly by the Board and the General Counsel.

2. Add the following paragraphs 5 and 6 to the text of section VII of the amendment dated April 28, 1961 (effective May 15, 1961):

5. The Information Technology Branch shall be realigned under the authority of the Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) (who will jointly report to the General Counsel and the Chairman of the Board with respect to those matters covered by the responsibilities of the CIO), and placed with the Office of Inspector General, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and the Office of Employee Development outside the Division of Administration. The Editorial and Publications Services Section of the Library and Administrative Services Branch, Division of Administration, shall be transferred to the Office of the Executive Secretary.

6. The Chairman of the Board shall have full and final authority over the selection, retention, transfer, promotion, demotion, discipline, discharge and evaluation of those persons holding Senior Executive Service positions in the Division of Administration, the senior management official in the Office of Employee Development, the Chief Information Officer and the Inspector General.

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[FR Doc. 02-25698 Filed 10-8-02; 8:45 am]

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