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Interim Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility to Departmental Officials To Invoke Governmental Privileges Pending Official Appointment of Noncareer Agency Leadership

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On February 16, 2017, I issued a memorandum to DOL Agency Heads pursuant to Secretary's Order 16-2006; Invoking Governmental Privileges, 71 FR 67024-01 (November 9, 2006) and its accompanying Memorandum (“2006 Memorandum”) and authorities cited therein to temporarily extend delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the incumbents of specified departmental career positions as listed on the attached memorandum, to invoke all appropriate claims of Governmental privileges arising from the functions of their respective agencies and offices. This delegation is effective immediately, and, unless superseded, will cease individually to have effect as soon as an official whose position is listed or descripted in the 2006 Memorandum commences his or her duties, but no later than December 31, 2017. A copy of that memorandum is annexed hereto as an Appendix.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Katherine Bissell or Susan Harthill, Office of the Solicitor, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693-5260. This is not a toll-free number.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of February, 2017.

Edward C. Hugler,

Acting Secretary of Labor.

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U.S. Department of Labor

Office of the Secretary

INTERIM SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENT TO SECRETARY'S ORDER 16-2006

February 16, 2017

MEMORANDUM FOR AGENCY HEADS

FROM: EDWARD C. HUGLER, Acting Secretary

SUBJECT: Interim Delegation of Authority and Assignment of Responsibility to Departmental Officials to Invoke Governmental Privileges Pending Official Appointment of Noncareer Agency Leadership

This Memorandum is issued pursuant to Secretary's Order 16-2006 (November 17, 2006) and its accompanying Memorandum (“2006 Memorandum”) and authorities cited therein. Those Start Printed Page 12470documents were published at 71 FR 67024-01. This Memorandum serves to supplement on an interim basis that 2006 Memorandum.

Awaiting the arrival of non-career leadership representing the Administration of President Trump, the Department of Labor and its agencies operate currently without interruption, generally under career leadership. Under these circumstances, the purpose of this Memorandum is to temporarily extend delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the incumbents of specified departmental career positions listed below to invoke all appropriate claims of Governmental privileges arising from the functions of their respective agencies and offices. All formal claims of Governmental privilege asserted as a result of a delegation under this Memorandum will be made in accordance with the requirements and procedures specified in Secretary's Order 16-2006 and the 2006 Memorandum. Each delegation below takes effect immediately and, unless superseded, will cease individually to have effect as soon as an official whose position title is listed or described in the 2006 Memorandum commences his or her duties, but no later than December 31, 2017.

DESIGNATION OF AGENCY OFFICERS DELEGATED AUTHORITY AND ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITY TO ASSERT GOVERNMENTAL PRIVILEGES

Office of the Secretary, and any other DOL component not listed below: Acting Secretary of Labor [1]

Office of the Solicitor: Deputy Solicitor for Regional Enforcement

Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs: Senior Advisor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs [2]

Employment and Training Administration: Deputy Assistant Secretary

Employee Benefits Security Administration: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Deputy Assistant Secretary

Mine Safety and Health Administration: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations

Office of Public Affairs: Deputy Assistant Secretary

Office of the Chief Financial Officer: Principal Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Wage and Hour Division: Deputy Administrator

Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations and Management

Office of Disability Employment Policy: Deputy Assistant Secretary

Women's Bureau: Deputy Director

Inspector General: Deputy Inspector General

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Deputy Commissioner

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs: Deputy Director

Office of Labor-Management Standards: Deputy Director

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs: Deputy Director

Bureau of International Labor Affairs: Associate Deputy Under Secretary

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1.  Ed Hugler was designated Acting Secretary of Labor on January 20, 2017.

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2.  Pursuant to January 24, 2017, Memorandum from the Acting Secretary of Labor, the Senior Career Official in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs is the Senior Advisor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2017-04155 Filed 3-2-17; 8:45 am]

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