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TREASURY DIRECTIVE 12-27

DATE:  February 25, 2011
 
SUBJECT:            Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Travel and Related Expenses for Personnel Assigned Outside the United States
 
 
1.     PURPOSE.  This Directive delegates to heads of bureaus the authority to approve allowances and benefits comparable to those provided under chapter 9 of title I of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 USC 4081 et seq.) for eligible personnel.  The authority delegated by this Directive may be redelegated within a bureau in writing.
 
2.     SCOPE.  This Directive applies to all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, including the offices of Inspectors General within the Department.  The provisions of this Directive shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the Department’s Inspectors General.
 
3.     POLICY. 

a.     All allowances and benefits made available pursuant to this Directive shall be approved and provided in accordance with applicable provisions of Volume 14 of the United States Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual.  A bureau shall provide to eligible personnel each allowance or benefit which is mandatory under the applicable statutory authorities and referenced provisions of the Foreign Affairs Manual.  This Directive permits, but does not mandate that a bureau provide any allowance or benefit which is discretionary under the applicable statutory authorities and the Foreign Affairs Manual.

b.     Any additional guidance, as needed, shall be issued by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer. Bureaus may establish policies that are not inconsistent with applicable statutes, the Foreign Affairs Manual, and this Directive, and any additional guidance by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

4.     DEFINITIONS. 

a.     “Eligible personnel” means:

1)    an officer or employee of the Department of the Treasury (including its bureaus) who carries out international affairs duties and powers of the Department and is assigned outside the United States; and

2)    an officer or employee of any agency of the United States Government who performs functions under section 129 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 USC 2151aa) and is assigned outside the United States.

b.     The “United States” includes, for purposes of this Directive, the 50 states, its territories and possessions.

 
5.     AUTHORITIES.

a.     31 USC 325(a) (Money and Finance).

b.     22 USC 4081 et. seq. (Foreign Relations and Intercourse).

c.     Treasury Order 101-05, “Reporting Relationships and Supervision of Officials, Offices and Bureaus, and Delegation of Certain Authority in the Department of the Treasury,” dated January 10, 2011.

6.     REFERENCE.

a.     United States Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual, Volume 14.

7.     CANCELLATION.  Treasury Directive 12-27, “Delegation of Authority to Approve Certain Travel and Related Expenses for Personnel Permanently Assigned Outside the United States,” dated December 11, 2008, is superseded.
 
8.     OFFICES OF PRIMARY INTEREST.  Office of Accounting and Internal Control, Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
 

/S/

Daniel Tangherlini

Assistant Secretary for Management

and Chief Financial Officer

 
Last Updated: 3/9/2011 2:49 PM