|It is the Service's policy to delegate authority to the lowest practicable level of the organization
commensurate with the assignment of responsibility. The Director's authority is granted by the Assistant Secretary for Fish
and Wildlife and Parks. This authority is set forth in the Departmental Manual (DM) in Part 242. All delegations to or by the Director are contained in Parts 031 to 039 of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual.
The primary objectives of delegations of authority are to:
The Division of Policy and Directives Management reviews proposed delegations of authority to ensure that they are compatible with the language of the source of authority; for example, the wording of a statute, Executive Order, or Secretarial Order.
PDM Contact: Tina Campbell (703) 358-2576, Tina_Campbell@fws.gov
Last updated: January 3, 2011