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[Federal Register: July 15, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 135)]
[Notices]               
[Page 46526-46527]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr15jy02-78]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

 
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
as follows: Chapter KR, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) [63 FR 
42050], as last amended, August 6, 1998. This notice reflects the 
realigning of functions within the Office of Refugee Resettlement and 
the establishment of a new Division.
    These Chapters are amended as follows:

KR.00 Mission. Delete in its entirety and replace with the following:

    KR.00 Mission. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) advises the 
Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, 
on matters relating to refugee resettlement, immigration, victims of 
severe forms of trafficking in persons, victims of torture, and 
repatriation of U.S. citizens. The Office plans, develops and directs 
implementation of a comprehensive program for domestic refugee and 
entrant resettlement assistance. The Office also plans, develops and 
provides direction on the administration of the U.S. Repatriate 
Program. It develops, recommends, and issues program policies, 
procedures and interpretations to provide program direction. The Office 
monitors and evaluates the performance of States and other public and 
private agencies in administering these programs and supports actions 
to improve them. It provides leadership and direction in the 
development and coordination of national public and private programs 
that provide assistance to refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian

[[Page 46527]]

entrants, and certain Amerasians and victims of severe forms of 
trafficking in persons.
A. KR.10 Organization. Delete in its entirety and replace with the 
following:

    KR.10 Organization. The Office of Refugee Resettlement is headed by 
a Director who reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Children 
and Families and consists of:

Office of the Director (KRA)
Division of Refugee Assistance (KRE)
Division of Community Resettlement (KRF)
Division of Budget, Policy and Data Analysis (KRG)

B. Delete KR.20 Functions, Paragraph A, Office of the Director in its 
entirety and replace with following:

    KR.20 Functions. A. The Office of the Director is directly 
responsible to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families for 
carrying out ORR's mission and providing guidance and general 
supervision to the components of ORR. The Office provides direction in 
the development of program policy and budget and in the formulation of 
salaries and expense budgets. Staff also provide administrative and 
personnel support services. The Office is responsible for implementing 
certain provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
    The Office coordinates with the lead refugee and entrant program 
offices of other federal departments; provides leadership in 
representing refugee and entrant programs, policies and administration 
to a variety of governmental entities and other public and private 
interests; and acts as the coordinator of the total refugee and entrant 
resettlement effort for ACF and the Department. The Office coordinates 
the certification of, and services to, victims of severe forms of 
trafficking. It also coordinates with other Federal government agencies 
on certification activities and policy issues related to the 
trafficking law.

C. Delete KR.20 Functions, Paragraph B, the Division of Refugee Self-
Sufficiency in its entirety and replace with the following:

    B. The Division of Refugee Assistance provides direction for 
assuring that refugees are provided assistance and services through the 
State-administered program and alternative programs such as the Wilson/
Fish projects in a manner that helps refugees to become employed and 
economically self-sufficient as soon after their arrival in the United 
States as possible. The Division monitors and provides technical 
assistance to the State-administered domestic assistance programs and 
Wilson/Fish projects. The Division develops guidance and procedures for 
their implementation; manages special initiatives to increase refugee 
self-sufficiency such as through demonstration or pilot programs; and 
manages the unaccompanied minors program to ensure that refugee and 
entrant unaccompanied minors are provided appropriate care and 
services. The Division ensures the quality of medical screening and 
initial medical treatment of refugees. The Division also assists public 
and private agencies on data reporting and the resolution of reporting 
problems.

D. Amend KR.20 Functions to add the following new paragraph:

    D. The Division of Budget, Policy and Data Analysis manages the 
allocation and tracking of funds for refugee cash and refugee medical 
assistance and State administrative costs; prepares annual budget 
estimates and related materials; and develops regulations, legislative 
proposals, and routine interpretations of policy regarding the State-
administered and alternative programs. The Division collects data and 
performs analyses on the changing needs of the refugee and entrant 
population; provides leadership to identify data needs and sources, and 
formulates data and reporting requirements.

E. Delete KR.20 Functions, Paragraph C, Division of Community 
Resettlement, in its entirety and replace with the following:

    C. The Division of Community Resettlement directs and manages 
effective refugee resettlement through the programmatic implementation 
of grants, contracts and special initiatives, such as the Voluntary 
Agency Program, associated with national discretionary activity. The 
Division oversees and monitors most ORR discretionary grants; 
recommends grantee allocations, coordinates with the grants management 
office to review the financial expenditures under discretionary grant 
programs; provides data in support of apportionment requests; and 
provides technical assistance on discretionary grants operations. The 
Division coordinates and provides liaison with the Department and other 
Federal agencies on discretionary grant operational issues and other 
activities as specified by the Director or required by Congressional 
mandate; assists private agencies on data reporting and the resolution 
of reporting problems; compiles, evaluates, and disseminates 
information on refugee service programs; responds to unanticipated 
refugee and entrant arrivals or significant increases in arrivals to 
communities where adequate or appropriate services do not exist; 
strengthens the role of ethnic community national or multi-State 
organizations to promote economic independence among refugees; provides 
for English language training and provides where specific needs have 
been shown and recognized by the Director for health (including mental 
health) services, social services, educational and other services.
    The Division develops Repatriation plans to make arrangements and 
approve payments for temporary assistance to certain U.S. citizens and 
dependents repatriated from foreign countries, and for the 
hospitalization of certain U.S. Nationals repatriated because of mental 
illness.

    Dated: July 8, 2002.
Wade F. Horn,
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 02-17606 Filed 7-12-02; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P







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