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Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

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Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 78 FR 25743-25746, dated May 2, 2013) is amended to reflect the reorganization of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.

Section C-B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows:

Revise the functional statement for the Office of the Associate Director for Science (CVJ12), as follows:

Office of the Associate Director for Science (CVJ12). (1) Ensures process consistency for science across the CIOs; (2) facilitates cross-center decision-making regarding science; (3) facilitates communication regarding scientific and programmatic services across the Office of Infectious Diseases (OID); (4) conducts necessary regulatory and ethical reviews for activities involving human participants, including determining whether an activity includes research, includes human subjects, is exempt or requires Institutional Review Board approval, and whether an exception is needed to the Public Health Service HIV policy; (5) reviews funded activities for application of human research regulations; (6) reviews, approves, and tracks research protocols, clinical investigations, and the Food and Drug Administration regulated response activities intended for submission to CDC Human Research Protections Office; (7) coordinates and tracks Office of Management and Budget clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act; (8) serves as the focal point for the OID for implementing policies and guidelines for the conduct of the peer review of infectious disease extramural research grant proposals and subsequent grant administration; (9) coordinates and conducts in-depth external peer review, objective review including special emphasis panel (SEP) process, and secondary program relevance review of extramural research applications by use of consultant expert panels; (10) makes recommendations to the appropriate infectious disease center director on award selections and staff members serve as the program officials in conjunction with CDC grants management and policy officials to implement and monitor the scientific, technical, and administrative aspects of awards; (11) facilitates scientific collaborations between external and internal investigators; and (12) disseminates and evaluates extramural research progress, findings, and impact.

Delete in its entirety the title and functional statement for the Extramural Research Program Office (CVJ14).

Revise the functional statement for the Office of Management and Program Support (CVJ15), as follows:

Office of Management and Program Support (CVJ15). (1) Helps implement and enforce management and operations policies and guidelines developed by federal agencies, DHHS, and Staff Service Offices (SSO); (2) plans, develops, implements, and provides oversight and quality control for center-wide policies, procedures, and practices for administrative management and acquisition and assistance mechanisms, including contracts, memoranda of agreement, and cooperative agreements; (3) provides management and coordination of NCHHSTP-occupied space and facilities; (4) supplies technical guidance and expertise regarding occupancy and facilities management to emergency situations; (5) provides oversight and management of the distribution, accountability, and maintenance of CDC property and equipment; (6) provides oversight, quality control, and management of NCHHSTP records; (7) serves as lead and primary contact and liaison with relevant SSO on all matters pertaining to the center's procurement needs, policies, and activities; (8) develops, reviews, and implements policies, methods and procedures for NCHHSTP non-research extramural assistance programs; (9) interprets general policy directives, proposed legislation, and appropriation language for implications on management and execution of center's programs; (10) provides consultation and technical assistance to NCHHSTP program officials in the planning, implementation, and administration of assistance programs; (11) develops, coordinates and implements objective review processes, including the SEP process for funding of CDC infectious disease non-research grants and cooperative agreements. (12) oversees the formulation of the NCHHSTP budget and responds to inquiries related to the budget; (13) provides technical information services to facilitate dissemination of relevant public health information and facilitates collaboration with national health activities, CDC components, other agencies and organizations, and foreign governments on international health activities; (14) provides oversight for the programmatic coordination of HIV, STD, viral hepatitis, and TB activities between NCHHSTP and other CIOs; develops recommendations to the CDC Director as the lead CIO for these programs for the distribution of HIV, STD, viral hepatitis, and TB funds CDC-wide; (15) provides guidance and coordination to divisions on cross-divisional negotiated agreements; (16) facilitates state and local cross-divisional issues identification and solutions; (17) in coordination with the Office of Program Planning and Policy Coordination, responds to Congress as needed; (18) serves as NCHHSTP liaison to relevant SSOs for all matters related to financial management; (19) serves as focal point for emergency operations and deployment; (20) manages and coordinates workforce development and succession planning activities within NCHHSTP in collaboration with internal and external partners, and coordinates the recruitment, assignment, technical supervision, and career development of staff with emphasis on developing and supporting diversity initiatives and equal opportunity goals; (21) facilitates the assignment of field staff in accordance with CDC and NCHHSTP priorities and objectives and reassesses the role of NCHHSTP field staff assignees to state and local health jurisdictions; and (22) provides center-wide training to supervisors, managers and team leaders.

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Dated: May 15, 2013.

Sherri A. Berger,

Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2013-12043 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]

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