FOREST SERVICE MANUAL

LOLO NATIONAL FOREST

MISSOULA, MONTANA

December 1987

TITLE 6100 - PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Lolo Supplement No. 100

POSTING NOTICE. Supplements to this title are numbered consecutively. Check the last transmittal received for this title to see that the above supplement number is in sequence. If not, do not post this supplement until the missing one(s) is received and posted. After posting, retain this transmittal sheet at the front of the title until the next supplement to this title is received.

Page Code Superseded New

(No. of Sheets)

6104.1--1 thru 6104.1--5 - 5

6121.05 1 -

6127.11--1 thru 6127.11--5 3 -

6129.34 1 -

6130.55 1 -

6133.33--1 1 -

6133.51 1 -

6181.59 1 -

Digest:

6104.1 Updates Delegation of Authority in Personnel Management

6121.05 Obsolete

6127.11 Relocates Delegation of Authority to 6104.1

6129.34 Obsolete

6130.55 Obsolete

6133.33 Obsolete

6133.51 Obsolete

6181.59 Obsolete

6104.1--1

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6103 - Policy. The Forest Personnel Officer and Assistant Personnel Officer(s) (at the GS-11 level) are delegated full Forest personnel authorities.

6104.1 - Line Officers. Delegations of Personnel Management authorities to District Rangers and Program Officers are covered in exhibit 1 following.

Exhibit 1

Delegations of Personnel Authorities

Refer to WO and R-1 Text for References and Restrictions

| X = May redelegate. |

| 0 = Delegation limited to District Ranger or Program Officer |

| T = Delegation limited to Program Officer for Technical Services |

| | Authority | |

| Delegated Authority | Delegated To | Comments |

| | DR | PO | |

| | | | |

| 6140 | | | |

| | | | |

| Awards | | | |

| | | | |

| Up to and including $2500 to | | 0 | All awards must be |

| individual or group for accomp- | | | reviewed by Personnel |

| lishments limited to the Forest. | | | Officer/Specialist for |

| | | | compliance with laws |

| Up to and including $1000 to an | 0 | | and regulations. |

| individual or group for | | | |

| accomplishments limited to one | | | |

| Ranger District. | | | |

| | | | |

| Quality Step Increase. | 0 | 0 | |

| (GS employees only.) | | | |

| | | | |

| Training | | | |

| | | | |

| 1. Authority to approve training | | | |

| from non-Government and Government| | | |

| sources. | | | |

| | | | |

| 120 hours | | 0 | |

| 80 hours | 0 | | |

| | | | |

| 7. Free training. | X | X | |

| | | | |

| | | | |

| | | | |

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6104.1--2

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Exhibit 1 -- Continued

Delegations of Personnel Authorities

Refer to WO and R-1 Text for References and Restrictions

| X = May redelegate. |

| 0 = Delegation limited to District Ranger or Program Officer |

| T = Delegation limited to Program Officer for Technical Services |

| | Authority | |

| Delegated Authority | Delegated To | Comments |

| | DR | PO | |

| | | | |

| 6150 | | | |

| | | | |

| Pay | | | |

| | | | |

| 3. Employ casual firefighters. | X | X | |

| | | | |

| 6160 | | | |

| | | | |

| Tours of Duty and Leave | | | |

| | | | |

| 2. Authorize and approve | X | X | May be redelegated to |

| irregular or unscheduled | | | primary assistants. |

| overtime work. | | | Requires SSS or |

| | | | Personnel/Payroll Clerk |

| | | | review. A copy of all |

| | | | 6100-30's must be sent |

| | | | to SO Personnel. |

| | | | |

| 3. Establish standard tours of | X | 0 | May be redelegated to |

| duty and hours per day | | | primary assistants. |

| | | | Redelegation by PO's |

| | | | limited to PO for |

| | | | Technical Services |

| | | | |

| 5. To adjust normal workweek to | 0 | T | |

| meet emergency conditions. | | | |

| | | | |

| 6. Establish clock hours and | X | X | |

| days of the week for part-time | | | |

| and intermittent workers. | | | |

| | | | |

| 7. To close Forest Service | 0 | T | |

| office or activity and adminis- | | | |

| tratively release employees for | | | |

| up to 5 workdays because of | | | |

| extreme weather or other | | | |

| specified conditions. | | | |

| | | | |

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6104.1--3

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Exhibit 1 -- Continued

Delegations of Personnel Authorities

Refer to WO and R-1 Text for References and Restrictions

| X = May redelegate. |

| 0 = Delegation limited to District Ranger or Program Officer |

| T = Delegation limited to Program Officer for Technical Services |

| | Authority | |

| Delegated Authority | Delegated To | Comments |

| | DR | PO | |

| | | | |

| 11. Approve split shifts. | 0 | | Limited to camp cooks |

| | | | and helpers. |

| | | | |

| 12. Order and approve holiday | X | X | Same as item 2. |

| work. | | | |

| | | | |

| 13. Excused absence up to 1 hour. | X | X | Delegated to work |

| | | | supervisor. | | | | | |

| 14. Leave |Limited|Limited| |

| | | | |

| Annual Leave | X | X | |

| Sick Leave | X | X | |

| | | | |

| Advanced Leave--Permanent | | | |

| Employees only. | | | |

| | | | |

| Annual Leave | X | X | Observe guidelines in |

| Sick Leave | 0 | 0 | FSH 6109.11, Section |

| | | | 26.23 for serious |

| | | | disabilities/ailments. |

| | | | |

| Administrative Leave for | 0 | 0 | After consultation with |

| Sanctioned Events, FSH | | | SO Personnel for legal |

| 6109.11, Section 25.21. | | | advice and uniformity. |

| | | | |

| Administrative Leave by | 0 | 0 | After consultation with |

| Administrative Discretion, | | | SO Personnel for legal |

| FSH 6109.11, Section 25.22 | | | advice and uniformity. |

| | | | Exceptions: Item 2 |

| | | | (Tardiness) and Item 12 |

| | | | (Injury) are delegated |

| | | | to supervisors; Item 10 |

| | | | (Union Activities) must |

| | | | be approved by Forest |

| | | | Supervisor or Personnel |

| | | | Officer. |

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6104.1--4

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Exhibit 1 -- Continued

Delegations of Personnel Authorities

Refer to WO and R-1 Text for References and Restrictions

| X = May redelegate. |

| 0 = Delegation limited to District Ranger or Program Officer |

| T = Delegation limited to Program Officer for Technical Services |

| | Authority | |

| Delegated Authority | Delegated To | Comments |

| | DR | PO | |

| | | | |

| Administrative Leave not to | X | X | May be delegated to |

| exceed 2 hours upon | | | primary supervisors. |

| completion of fire | | | |

| suppression assignment. | | | |

| | | | |

| Administrative Leave in | | | Documentation/justifica-|

| excess of 1 day for purposes | | | tion and approval |

| other than those specifically | | | signature for any |

| listed in Sections 25.21 and | | | administrative leave |

| 25.22 is not delegated. | | | granted must accompany |

| | | | employee's T&A work- |

| | | | sheet to meet record |

| | | | keeping and documenta- |

| | | | tion requirements. The |

| | | | "Remarks" block of the |

| | | | T&A worksheet should be |

| | | | used for this purpose |

| | | | with attachments as |

| | | | necessary. |

| | | | |

| | | | |

| Leave Without Pay (LWOP)-- | X | X | LWOP over 30 calendar |

| Permanent Employees only. | 30 da | 30 da | days requires a |

| | | | personnel action. |

| | | | |

| LWOP--Temporary Employees | X | X | If absence of temporary |

| | 2 wks | 2 wks | employee will exceed 2 |

| | | | weeks, they will be |

| | | | separated or placed in |

| | | | intermittent status. |

| | | | |

| 17. Establish office hours | 0 | | |

| | | | |

| 18. Group dismissals | 0 | T | |

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6104.1--5

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Exhibit 1 -- Continued

Delegations of Personnel Authorities

Refer to WO and R-1 Text for References and Restrictions

| X = May redelegate. |

| 0 = Delegation limited to District Ranger or Program Officer |

| T = Delegation limited to Program Officer for Technical Services |

| | Authority | |

| Delegated Authority | Delegated To | Comments |

| | DR | PO | |

| | | | |

| 6170 | | | |

| | | | |

| Appeals, Grievances, Complains | | | |

| | | | |

| 2. Grievances | | | |

| | | | |

| a. Informal | X | X | Delegated to the lowest |

| | | | level management/ |

| | | | supervisory official who|

| | | | has authority to take |

| | | | corrective action. |

| | | | Grievant advised of |

| | | | formal grievance rights |

| | | | on completion of |

| | | | informal grievance |

| | | | procedure. |

| | | | |

| 6700 | | | |

| | | | |

| Safety and Health Program | | | |

| | | | |

| 1. Safety Investigations |Varies--see references and Forest |

| |Safety and Health Plan. |

| | | | |

| 2. Approval for procurement of | | | |

| personal protective | 0 | T | |

| equipment. | | | |

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