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TREASURY DIRECTIVE 13-20

 

DATE:  October 6, 2006

 

REAFFIRMED:  December 23, 2014

 

SUBJECT:       Delegation of Authority for Administering the District of Columbia Retirement Programs

 

  1. PURPOSEThe National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, Title XI of Pub. L. 105-33 (111 Stat. 251, 712), as amended, (the "Revitalization Act"), transferred to the Secretary of the Treasury certain responsibilities with respect to the retirement programs for District of Columbia (D.C.) police officers, firefighters, teachers, and judges (the "Retirement Programs"). The purposes of this Directive are to: (a) establish the Office of D.C. Pensions as a reporting entity under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer; and (b) delegate authority to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, to carry out Treasury's responsibilities with respect to the Retirement Programs.
 
2.  DELEGATION.
 
      a.   The Office of D.C. Pensions is hereby established as a reporting entity under the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer within the Departmental Offices.  The Office of D.C. Pensions shall be headed by a Director.  The Director reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, who reports to the Assistant Secretary for Management.  The Director, Office of D.C. Pensions, is responsible for establishing operating policies and guidelines and carrying out Treasury's responsibilities with respect to the Retirement Programs.
 
      b.   Pursuant to Treasury Order (TO) 102-23, this Directive delegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, all duties, powers, rights, and obligations vested by TO 102-23 in the Assistant Secretary for Management with respect to the Retirement Programs, subject to the following conditions.
 
(1)   If, in the judgment of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, a matter has the potential for significant public interest, involves unusual or extraordinary spending commitments, or otherwise requires consideration by policy level Treasury officials, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer shall consult with the Assistant Secretary for Management before taking action with respect to that matter.
 
(2)   The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, in issuing regulations and in taking administrative actions (such as, personnel, procurement and financial management functions), shall act in conformity with Treasury Orders and Directives, and Departmental Offices Directives, otherwise applicable to these functions.
 
      c.   The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer shall be a designee of the Secretary for purposes of Section 11003(16) of the Act, and for any similar statutory provision with respect to the administration of the Retirement Programs.  Any person or entity receiving authority under paragraph 3 below also may be a designee of the Secretary for these purposes.
 
3.   REDELEGATION.
 
The authority granted to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, by this Directive, may be redelegated, and, to the extent authorized by the Act, may be conferred upon a person or entity outside the Department, except that the authority to issue regulations with respect to the Retirement Programs as authorized by the Act may not be redelegated or conferred upon another person or entity other than to the Director, Office of D.C. Pensions.
 
4.   AUTHORITIES.
 
a.       TO 102-23, "Delegation of Authority With Respect to Retirement Programs for District of Columbia Employees," date August 13, 2004.
 
b.      The National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, Title XI of Public Law 105-33 (111 Stat. 251, 712), as amended.
 
c.       TO 101-05, “Reporting Relationships and Supervision of Officials, Offices and Bureaus, and Delegation of Certain Authority in the Department of the Treasury,” dated May 17, 2002.
 
5.   CANCELLATION. Treasury Directive 13-20, "Delegation of Authority for Administering the District of Columbia Retirement Programs," dated November 10, 2005, is rescinded.
 
6.   OFFICES OF PRIMARY INTEREST. The Office of D.C. Pensions, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management.
 
 
                                                                                    /S/
                                                                                    Sandra L. Pack
                                                                                    Assistant Secretary for Management
                                                                                    and Chief Financial Officer

 

 
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