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HHS Organizational Manual - April 2009

HHS Organizational Manual Introduction

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 ORGANIZATION  MANUAL

The HHS Organization Manual (Manual) describes the official organizational structures and functional statements of the Department, which includes the Operating Divisions (OPDIV)s and their major components.  An Operating Division (OPDIV) is defined as a major organization with a Standard Administrative Code (SAC) assigned by the Secretary, whose primary function is to direct and manage substantive programs or major administrative services of the Department, and whose head reports directly to the Secretary.   This Manual is divided into Parts.  Each Part, except Part P,  represents an OPDIV with their assigned SAC.  The OPDIVS are listed below:

 

Part A:     Office of the Secretary http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/

Part B:     Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov/

Part C:     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/maso/mab_Charts.htm

Part D:     Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/*

Part E:     Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality http://www.ahrq.gov/*

Part F:     Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

Part G:     Indian Health Service http://www.ihs.gov*

Part J:     Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry http://www.cdc.gov/maso/mab_Charts.htm*

Part K:     Administration for Children and Families http://www.acf.hhs.gov

Part M:     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/

Part N:     National Institutes of Health http://oma.od.nih.gov/ms/organization/function/index.html *

Part P:     Program Support Center (reports to ASAM and is part of the Office of the Secretary)

Part R:     Health Resources and Services Administration http://www.hrsa.gov*

 

*      U.S. Public Health Service: Within the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S.S. Public Health Service Operating Divisions, the Office of Public Health and Science, the Office of Global Health Affairs, the Office of Preparedness and Response, and the Federal Occupational Health Service, Program Support Center, and associated staff shall constitute the U.S. Public Health Service.


ORGANIZATION  MANUAL

PART A - OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

PART A: OFFICE OF THE SECRTARY (OS).  The Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) and the Staff Divisions (STAFFDIVs) collectively is the OS.   The STAFFDIVs are organizations within the OS, who report directly to the Secretary, are not located within the IOS, and have two-digit Standard Administrative Code (SAC).  Following is a list of STAFFDIVs, and IOS components with 2-digit SAC, within the Office of the Secretary: 

 

Chapter AA: The Immediate Office of the Secretary

Chapter AB: Deputy Secretary**

Chapter AC: Office of Public Health and Science*

Chapter AD: Office of the Regional Directors (reports to the Deputy Secretary)**

Chapter AE: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Chapter AF: Office of the Inspector General

Chapter AG: Office of the General Counsel

Chapter AH: Departmental Appeals Board (reports to the Deputy Secretary)

Chapter AJ: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

Chapter AK: Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals

Chapter AL: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation

Chapter AM: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology

Chapter AN: Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Responses*

Chapter AP: Office of Assistant Secretary for  Public Affairs

Chapter AQ: Office of Global Health Affairs*

Chapter AR: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Chapter AT: Office for Civil Rights

Chapter AX: The Executive Secretariat**

 

* U.S. Public Health Service: Within the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S.S. Public Health Service Operating Divisions, the Office of Public Health and Science, the Office of Global Health Affairs, the Office of Preparedness and Response, and the Federal Occupational Health Service, Program Support Center, and associated staff shall constitute the U.S. Public Health Service.

**Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS).