Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Part A, Office of the Secretary, Statement of Organization, Function, and Delegation of Authority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is being amended at Chapter AC, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), as last amended at 77 FR 2012-12173, dated May 18, 2012; 75 FR 53304-05, dated August 31, 2010; 72 FR 58095-96, dated October 12, 2007; 69 FR 660-661, dated January 6, 2004; 68 FR 70507-10, dated December 18, 2003; and 67 FR 71568-70, dated December 2, 2002. The amendment reflects the realignment of personnel oversight, administration and management functions for the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps in the OASH. Specifically, it transfers functions performed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, Program Support Center, Administrative Operations Service, Office of
I. Under Part A, Chapter AC, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, make the following changes:
A. Under Section AC.20, Functions, "I. Office of Surgeon General (ACM), Section ACM.20 Functions, (c) Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness (ACM2), 3. Assignments & Career Management Branch (ACM23)" add the following functions, beginning with (13) through (22):
3. Assignments and Career Management Branch (ACM23). (13) Administers a payroll system for active duty Commissioned Corps officers of basic pay, allowances, and special or incentive pay in coordination with the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Treasury; (14) Administers a pay system for retired Commissioned Corps officers and survivor annuitants in coordination with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Treasury; (15) Administrative management of active duty Commissioned Corps officer healthcare and support for healthcare authorization and access to care; (16) Provides pre-retirement counseling, conducts retirement boards, determines eligibility for retirement, processes retirements, and recalls retirees to active duty; (17) Administration of periodic, separation and retirement health evaluations; (18) Review and award of Combat-Related Special Pay, Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program, and Line of Duty determinations; (19) Management and support of ongoing medical and behavioral health challenges among active duty officers; (20) Management of fitness for duty and disability evaluations and determinations; (21) Administration of medical waiver evaluations and issuances; and (22) Management of Medical Evaluation and Appeal Boards.
B. Under Section AC.20, Functions, "I. Office of Surgeon General (ACM), Section ACM.20 Functions, (e) Division of Systems Integration (ACM6), add the following functions, beginning with (4) through (9):
(e) Division of Systems Integration (ACM6). (4) Certifies monthly Commissioned Corps payroll to Treasury; (5) Administers supplemental and third-party payments to Treasury; (6) Reviews payroll reports, identifies potential payroll-related issues, and validates the monthly Commissioned Corps payroll; (7) Provides data reporting and data extracts to HHS and other governmental organizations and agencies; (8) Maintains Commissioned Corps personnel data systems and ensures integrity and availability of personnel and operational data; and (9) Maintains Commissioned Corps Web sites and ensures 508 compliance.