1.2.54  Delegations of Authority for Security, Privacy and Assurance Activities

Manual Transmittal

May 15, 2013

Purpose

(1) This transmits revised IRM 1.2.54, Servicewide Policies and Authorities, Delegations of Authority for Security, Privacy and Assurance Activities.

Material Changes

(1) IRM 1.2.54.2, Delegation Order 10-1, Perform Operating Functions Relating to Personnel Security, is revised, effective January 29, 2013.

Effect on Other Documents

This IRM supersedes IRM 1.2.54, dated October 10, 2010.

Audience

All Divisions and Functions.

Effective Date

(05-15-2013)

Kathryn A. Greene
Director, Servicewide Policy, Directives
and Electronic Research

1.2.54.1  (05-15-2013)
Introduction

  1. This IRM contains all of the Servicewide Delegation Orders that relate to Security, Privacy and Assurance.

  2. A complete list of Delegation Orders can be found on the Internal Revenue Service web site, on a page titled Delegation Orders by Process. The URL is http://www.irs.gov/uac/Delegation-Orders-by-Process1.

  3. Any Delegation Orders approved after this revision of IRM 1.2.54 can be found on the Electronic Freedom of Information Reading Room at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Recently-Approved-Commissioner-Delegation-Orders-1 under the "Recently Approved Delegation Orders." tab. They will remain on the web until the next revision is made to the IRM.

    Note:

    If any Delegation Orders have been inadvertently omitted from this Section they are still considered official and in full force and effect. Please send any discrepancies found to spder@irs.gov.

  4. The following is a listing of all sections in the delegation order series:

    • IRM 1.2.2,Delegations of Authority.

    • IRM 1.2.40,Delegations of Authority for Organization, Finance and Management Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.41,Delegations of Authority for Information Technology Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.42,Delegations of Authority for Submission Processing Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.43,Delegations of Authority for the Examining Process;

    • IRM 1.2.44,Delegations of Authority for the Collecting Process;

    • IRM 1.2.45,Delegations of Authority for Human Resource Management Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.46,Delegations of Authority for the Rulings and Agreements Process;

    • IRM 1.2.47,Delegations of Authority for the Appeals Process;

    • IRM 1.2.48,Delegations of Authority for Criminal Investigations Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.49,Delegations of Authority for Communications, Liaison and Disclosure Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.50,Delegations of Authority for Taxpayer Advocate Service Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.51,Delegations of Authority for Penalties and Interest Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.52,Delegations of Authority for Special Topics Activities;

    • IRM 1.2.53,Delegations of Authority for Chief Counsel Activities.

    • IRM 1.2.54,Delegations of Authority for Security, Privacy and Assurance Activities.

1.2.54.2  (01-29-2013)
Delegation Order 10-1 (Rev. 1) (formerly 133, Rev. 9)

  1. Perform Operating Functions Relating to Personnel Security

  2. Authority: To perform the operating functions relating to Internal Revenue personnel security, making determinations of eligibility for access to classified information, and the consequent granting, suspending, denying, and revoking of access to classified information, in conformity with the provisions of E.O. 12968; except security clearances for:

    1. Presidential appointees requiring confirmation by the Senate;

    2. The Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, Chief Counsel; and

    3. The Director, Personnel Security, and any official to whom the authority to grant security clearances has been delegated.

    Note:

    Security clearances for the positions listed above shall be issued by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Security Programs, in accordance with Treasury Directive 12-32.

  3. Delegated to: Director, Personnel Security

  4. Redelegation: This authority may not be redelegated.

  5. Authority: To make suitability determinations and propose suitability actions under 5 CFR Part 731, except for cases that must be referred to the Office of Personnel Management. See 5 CFR 731.103(g).

  6. Delegated to: Director, Personnel Security.

  7. Redelegation: This authority may not be redelegated.

  8. Authority: To take suitability actions under 5 CFR Part 731, except for cases that must be referred to the Office of Personnel Management. See 5 CFR 731.103(g).

  9. Delegated to: Director, Employment, Talent and Security.

  10. Redelegation: This authority may not be redelegated.

  11. Authority: To grant, suspend or revoke staff-like access of contractors to IRS facilities, information systems, and/or sensitive, but unclassified, information.

  12. Delegated to: Director, Personnel Security

  13. Redelegation: This authority may not be redelegated.

  14. Authority: To designate position sensitivity; except for the following positions reserved to the Director, Office of Security Programs, Department of the Treasury:

    1. Presidential appointees requiring confirmation by the Senate;

    2. The Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, Chief Counsel; and

    3. The Director, Personnel Security, and any official to whom the authority to grant security clearances has been delegated.

  15. Delegated to: The IRS Human Capital Officer in consultation with the Director, Personnel Security for positions under his/her jurisdiction except as indicated above.

    Note:

    For newly established Position Descriptions encumbered by more than 25 employees or in instances where there is a change in risk/sensitivity level impacting more than 25 employees, the IRS Human Capital Officer must notify the Director, Personnel Security.

  16. Redelegation: This authority may not be redelegated.

  17. Sources of Authority: Treasury Directive 12-32, "Delegation of Authority Concerning Personnel Security; " Chapter 1, Section 6 of TD P 15-71 "Denial and Revocation of Security Clearance;" and Chapter II, Section 2, "Investigative Requirements for Contractor Employees," and 5 CFR 731.

  18. To the extent that the authority previously exercised consistent with this delegation order may require ratification, it is hereby approved and ratified. This order supersedes Delegation Order 10-1.

  19. Signed: Beth Tucker, Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support

Exhibit 1.2.54-1 
Delegation Orders by New Number, Old Number and Title

New Number Old Number Title
10-1 (Rev. 1) 10-1
133 (Rev. 9)
Perform Operating Functions Relating to Personnel Security

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