U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC 20410-3000

 

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION NOV 18 2003

 

MEMORANDUM FOR: Carolyn Federoff, President, National Council of HUD Locals 222


FROM: Priscilla A. Lewis, Chief, Labor Relations Branch, ARHLL

 

SUBJECT: Proposed Reorganization Office of Healthy Homes and Lead

Hazard Control (OHHLHC)

 

 

In accordance with Article 5, Section 5.02, of the HUD/AFGE Agreement attached is the information concerning the proposed reorganization of OHHLHC. The purpose of this reorganization is to combine the program implementation and monitoring function with the program reform function in one division. It will also strengthen the capacity of the Healthy Homes Division by creating a field operation and coordination component staffed by existing outstationed employees in various Field Offices who will serve as healthy homes experts to the Department.

 

Please submit any preliminary proposals related to the impact of the proposed change to me within 10 calendar days after receipt of this memorandum.

 

If you have any questions regarding the proposed change, please contact Deborah Swann at (202) 708-1492.

 

Attachment

 

cc:

Edward Eitches, Chairperson, Headquarters
Perry Casper, Portland, Oregon
James Lee, Richmond, Virginia
Marinella Murillo, San Antonio, Texas
Lisa Lowery, Knoxville, Tennessee
John Noyes, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

WASHINGTON, DC 20410-3000

 

July 2, 2003

 

OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND

LEAD HAZARD CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORANDUM FOR: Barbara J. Edwards, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Management, AR

 

 

FROM: David E. Jacobs, Director, L

 

 

SUBJECT: Realignment of the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

 

 

This memorandum requests you to take the appropriate steps to effectuate a realignment of the functions and staff within the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC). I would like to implement this realignment in late August to permit closure of all Quality Management Review (QMR) concerns by fiscal year end. The details of this realignment follow. The necessary functional statements, proposed and current staffing patterns, and a summary of the proposed realignment are attached.

 

The process of developing and implementing corrective actions required to address issues and recommendations cited in the October 2002 QMR also required us to reevaluate and more clearly define roles and responsibilities in terms of the divisions as well as the staff resources within those divisions. It was clear, as a result, that the current organizational structure should be changed to better align the responsibilities of the program areas with the skills and expertise of the staff within those areas.

 

Currently, the compliance and monitoring function and associated responsibilities are spread across the various program divisions. This results in all program staff performing monitoring activities, thereby underutilizing the staff with skills more suited to perform the scientific research, regulatory implementation and program development functions. Thus, effective program oversight is compromised. Further, the knowledge gained from grantees' research and industry progress is not fully factored into shaping and directing the Office's programs and the Department's mission of providing healthy homes. A good example of this is the Department's difficulty in implementing Title X, which depends largely on the ability of this staff to provide technical assistance and direction to the program offices in carrying out Title X requirements.

 

The realignment combines the program implementation and monitoring function with the program reform function in one division. This division will ensure clarity in program direction and maximize program impact by defining and reforming policies and program guidance to effectively implement Section 1012 of Title X in the Department's programs. Further, staff assigned to this division will be appropriately realigned under these functions to better utilize their skills and expertise, thereby optimizing OHHLHC limited resources. Specifically:

 

       The division's grants and contracts management staff will assume all GTR responsibilities for overseeing and monitoring OHHLHC grantees, Interagency Agreements, and contracts, including contracts implementing the Department's efforts to assess multifamily rental assistance housing units for lead hazards. Staff monitoring these grants and contracts will transfer knowledge gained from grantee activities to the program assurance staff.

       The division's program assurance staff will take the knowledge gained and use it to inform its analysis of the Department's effectiveness, limitations, and obstacles impeding implementation of Section 1012 of Title X. They will then develop reforms to change HUD program policies and guidance to enhance Title X implementation. For example, to ensure that lead hazard controls are implemented in multifamily housing rental assistance housing containing lead hazards, this staff will work with Multifamily Housing staff to change their monitoring guidelines such that field staff monitoring visits of these properties will include a review of lead hazard controls implemented.

 

The realignment will strengthen the capacity of the Healthy Homes Division by creating a field operations and coordination component staffed by existing out-stationed staff in various field offices who will serve as healthy homes experts to the Department, and who will draw on the Program Management & Assurance Division's knowledge and experience. The scientists, researchers, and education/ training experts here in headquarters will support their efforts by continuing to perform program development and capacity building functions by researching and sharing successful healthy homes and lead control approaches and techniques. In doing so, the Healthy Homes headquarters staff will continue to train and educate the public about health hazards, associated risks and remediation processes. Defined further, field staff will support Program Management and Assurance Division GTRs by providing substantive healthy homes expertise (serving as GTMs), while relying on the GTRs for operational knowledge for all OHHLHC program grants, assisting GTRs in their technical assistance and monitoring activities for grantees within their respective areas of responsibility. Field staff also will monitor implementation of requirements under Sections 1012 and 1018 of Title X, with authority to perform inspections and investigations. Further, field staff will carry the healthy homes agenda to the Department by helping HUD Program offices implement the OHHLHC programs at the ground level. This will be

 

 

 

 

accomplished, for example by accompanying CPD, Housing, and PIH field staff on monitoring visits to help them incorporate OHHLHC program requirements in their monitoring activities. Although it is not required, it is desirable to have one healthy homes staff person located in each region to facilitate implementation of a healthy homes agenda.

 

In summary, the following changes will occur in the OHHLHC:

 

1. Program Management & Assurance Division (rename from Lead Hazard Control Grants Division) - responsible for: providing the management, compliance and monitoring of all projects funded within the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control; developing lead hazard control policies, regulations, procedures, guidelines and standards for all HUD programs; evaluating HUD's effectiveness in implementing Title X and identifying and implementing reforms necessary to carry out the lead hazard control program throughout the Department, and; providing technical assistance to other HUD programs in the implementation of the requirements mandated under Title X.

2. Lead Technical Assistance Division - eliminate this division.

3. Healthy Homes Division - continue to perform the program development function for the Healthy Homes and Lead Technical Studies programs and their research, demonstration and education components; continue to perform the capacity building function. Defines a field operations and coordination component to: serve as healthy homes experts to the Department; monitor implementation of Rules 1012 and 1018 of Title X; assist HUD program Offices in carrying out OHHLHC program requirements in the field; assist GTRs by providing monitoring and technical expertise to OHHLHC grantees, and; perform environmental review functions.

4. Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Division - (no change) responsible for investigating and attaining compliance with the Department's lead paint regulations in private sector housing.

5. Budget and Administrative Services Division - (no change) responsible for coordinating and managing the resources available to OHHLHC for assigned programs and functions.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Should you need additional information please contact Joseph Smith, Acting Deputy Director on 708-0310.

 

 

Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENTS

 

OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL

 

The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) provides advice and assistance to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other top officials of the Department on national policy issues concerning healthy home initiatives and lead hazard control. In addition, this Office has the following responsibilities:

 

          develops and proposes regulations, guidelines, policies, enforcement procedures, and training applicable to healthy homes initiatives and lead hazard control;

 

        increases awareness of the public and building industry of the dangers of lead poisoning and the options for detection, risk reduction, and abatement;

 

        provides information to assist parents and other adults in protecting children from health, safety, and lead hazards found in the home;

 

         encourages the development of safer, more effective and less costly methods for detection, risk reduction, and abatement;

 

      assists State and local governments in developing lead-based paint programs covering primary and secondary prevention; public education; certification of contractors; hazard reduction; financing and enforcement;

 

        anticipates and recognizes new and unusual threats to home safety, particularly as they relate to lead hazards;

 

          creates opportunities for beneficial liaisons with industries involved in home construction and products;

 

        identifies and exploits opportunities to promote healthy homes initiatives, and lead hazard control; and

 

        provides presentations at meetings, conferences, and groups which can effect and are supportive of healthy homes initiatives.

 

LEAD TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION

 

This division will be eliminated and the functions and staff will be reassigned to the remaining divisions within OHHLHC.

 

 

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND ASSURANCE DIVISION

 

The Program Management & Assurance Division provides staff support for the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and the Director and Deputy Director of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control in the development of policies, regulation, guidelines and standards applicable to all lead-based paint programs and, as such, has responsibility for:

 

        oversight and monitoring of OHHLHC grantees, and associated GTR responsibilities; transferring knowledge gained from grantee activities to the regulatory team and other divisions;

 

          oversight and monitoring of OHHLHC contracts, Interagency Agreements and contracts, including contracts implementing the Department's efforts to assess multifamily rental assistance housing units for lead hazards;

 

        analysis of the Department's effectiveness, limitations, and both strengths and obstacles impeding implementation of Section 1012 of Title X;

 

        developing reforms to change HUD program policies and guidance to enhance Title X implementation;

 

        writing the Department's lead hazard control regulations and associated guidance;

 

        preparing technical guidance material on evaluation and reduction of lead-based paint hazards in housing;

 

       providing assistance to HUD program offices in revising program handbooks, notices, brochures and related material pertaining to lead-based paint hazards; and

 

       preparing reports to the Congress and the general public.

 

 

 

HEALTHY HOMES DIVISION

 

The Healthy Homes Division is responsible for oversight of the Office's field operations, and developing and coordinating a healthy homes agenda with other program offices' activities including the following:

 

         program development for the Healthy Homes and Lead Technical Studies grant programs;

 

        designing and conducting research and other technical studies with the objective of reducing childhood lead poisoning and other health hazards;

        serving as GTMs on OHHLHC grants and contracts, providing monitoring and technical expertise and performing environmental reviews;

        serving as healthy homes experts to the Department, both in Headquarters and field offices;

        monitoring implementation of Sections 1012 and 1018 of Title X of the 1992 Housing and Community Development Act with authority to perform inspections and investigations;

        assisting HUD program Offices in carrying out OHHLHC program requirements in the field;

        developing and coordinating healthy homes education programs with appropriate organizations within, as well as outside of the Department.

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

 

The Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Division is responsible for obtaining compliance with the Department's lead paint regulations. The purpose of the statutes and regulations is to:

        increase the number of housing units that are free of lead based paint hazards and reduce the number of individuals, particularly children, with elevated levels of lead in their body, thereby reducing the number of individuals with lead related health problems;

        ensure that consumers receive both specific information on the housing's lead history and general information on lead exposure prevention, thus allowing them to make more informed decisions concerning home purchase, lease, rehabilitation, repainting, and maintenance to protect their families from lead hazard exposure;

           provide compliance assistance to the regulated community;

        deter those owners, lessors and management agents who do not want to accept their responsibilities under the law;

        facilitate the control of lead-based paint hazards in federally assisted and/or government-sold housing;

        investigate and document potential cases of non-compliance. Violations referred to the Office of General Counsel and/or the Department of Justice; and

        coordinate enforcement actions with other State, local and federal enforcement officials and with the Office of General Counsel.

 

BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

 

The Budget and Administrative Services Division is responsible for coordinating and managing the resources available to OHHLHC for assigned programs and functions. This includes, but is not limited to, accounting of staff and funding resources; preparing budget submissions; financial monitoring and review of office grants, contracts and IAAs; executing grant agreements and contracts; coordinating all aspects of OHHLHC employee training and field technical training; monitoring travel; coordinating records and forms management; space planning and coordination of all other administrative services to support the organization. The Division is also responsible for maintaining and issuing publications.


Overview of Proposed OHHLHC Reorganization

FROM

TO

Lead Hazard Control Grants

Division

Program Management and Assurance Division

Lead Technical Assistance Division

Abolish

 


OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL (OHHLHC)
PROPOSED STAFFING PATTERN

 

Office of the Director:

 

 

 

David E. Jacobs

Director, OHHLHC

ES-0301-00

 

Joseph Smith

*(Acting) Deputy Director

ES-0301-00

 

Linda Ciancio

Sr. Grants Mgmt. Operations

Policy Officer

GS-1101-15

 

Vacant

Community Outreach Officer

GS-0301-13/14

 

Delores Williams

*Administrative Staff Specialist

GS-0303-13

 

Gail N. Ward

Senior Staff Assistant

GS-0303-10

 

Budget and Administrative Services Division:

 

 

Dorothy R. Allen Division Director

GS-0341-15

 

Curtissa L. Coleman Grants Officer

GS-0301-13

 

Michael D. Rose Grants Officer

GS-0301-13

 

Melanie D. Tyree Administrative Officer

GS-0301-12

 

Michelle R. Hall Budget Analyst

GS-0506-11

 

Phyllis D. Horace Administrative Staff Assistant

GS-0318-07

 

Yolanda A. Brown Grants Assistant

GS-0303-06

Program Management & Assurance Division:

 

Matthew E. Ammon

Division Director

GS-0340-15

Warren Friedman

Deputy Director

GS-0340-15

John H. Miller

General Engineer

GS-0801-15

Stanley G. Galik

Program Analyst

GS-0343-14

Ronald A. Nelson

Senior Technical Assistance Spec.

GS-0301-14

Eugene A. Pinzer

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Richard K. Slaten

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Yolanda R. Domneys

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Jonnette G. Hawkins

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Zuleika K. Morales-Romero

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Donna M. Banks

Contract Oversight Specialist

GS-1101-13

Elliot M. Johnson

Housing Project Coordinator

GS-1101-13

Tammy Smutny

Management Information Specialist

GS-0301-13

Allan Daly

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Cherita D. Hammond

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-09

Vacant

Technical Assistant Specialist

GS-0301-12

Vacant

Contract Oversight Specialist

GS-1101-9/11

Vacant

Contract Oversight Specialist

GS-1101-7/9

Eric Hornbuckle

Program Analyst (Federal Intern)

GS-0343-07

Kamilla Roundtree

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-05

Vacant

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-05

Robert Weisberg

Presidential Mgmt. Intern

GS-0301-11

 

Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Division:

Walter Wynn

Division Director

GM-0340-15

Devasia V. Karimpanal

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-13

Tara L. Jordan

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Michael B. McGreevy

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Deborah V. Roane

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Victor L. Powell

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-11

Sandra D. Johnson

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-06

Healthy Homes Division:

 

 

Ellen Taylor

Division Director

GS-0301-15

Emily Williams

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Peter J. Ashley

Senior Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Dale A. Darrow

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

Paul H. Diegelman

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

Martin J. Nee

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

Karen M. Choi

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

Shawn R. Rich

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

John L. Baker

Healthy Homes Specialist

GS-0301-14

Joey Zhou

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-13

Rachel M Riley

Training Specialist

GS-1712-13

Vacant

Public Health Specialist

GS-0685-13

Shelby Glover

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-05

*detailed from DEC

italics = reassigned staff

 

 

 


OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL (OHHLHC)
CURRENT STAFFING PATTERN

Office of the Director:

 

 

David E. Jacobs

Director, OHHLHC

ES-0301-00

Joseph Smith

*(Acting) Deputy Director

ES-0301-00

Linda Ciancio

Sr. Grants Mgmt. Operations

Policy Officer

GS-1101-15

Delores Williams

*Administrative Staff Specialist

GS-0303-13

Gail N. Ward

Senior Staff Assistant

GS-0303-10

Budget and Administrative Services Division:

 

Dorothy R. Allen

Division Director

GS-0341-15

Curtissa L. Coleman

Grants Officer

GS-0301-13

Michael D. Rose

Grants Officer

GS-0301-13

Melanie D. Tyree

Administrative Officer

GS-0301-12

Michelle R. Hall

Budget Analyst

GS-0506-11

Phyllis D. Horace

Administrative Staff Assistant

GS-0318-07

Lead Hazard Control Grants Division:

 

Matthew E. Ammon

Division Director

GS-0340-15

Stanley G. Galik

Program Analyst

GS-0343-14

Ronald A. Nelson

Senior Technical Assistance Spec.

GS-0301-14

Karen M, Choi

Senior Technical Assistance Spec.

GS-0301-14

Richard K. Slaten

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

John L, Baker

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Yolanda R. Domneys

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Jonnette G. Hawkins

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Zuleika K.Morales-Romero

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Eric Hornbuckle

Program Analyst (Federal Intern)

GS-0343-07

Yolanda A. Brown

Staff Assistant

GS-0301-06

Lead Technical Assistance Division:

Warren Friedman

Division Director

GS-0340-15

John H. Miller

General Engineer

GS-080-15

Peter J.. Ashley

Senior Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Eugene A. Pinzer

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Joey Zhou

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-13

Rachel M. Riley

Training Specialist

GS-1712-13

Donna M. Banks

Contract Oversight Specialist

GS-1101-13

Elliot M. Johnson

Housing Project Coordinator

GS-1101-13

Tammy Smutny

Management Information Specialist

GS-0301-13

Cherita D. Hammond

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-09

Allan Daly

Technical Assistance Specialist

GS-0301-13

Kamilla Roundtree

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-05

 

Compliance Assistance and Enforcement:

Vacant

Division Director

GM-0340-15

Devasia V. Karimpanal

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-13

Tara L. Jordan

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Michael B. McGreevy

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Deborah V. Roane

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-12

Victor L. Powell

Enforcement Analyst

GS-0301-11

Sandra D. Johnson

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-06

Healthy Homes Division:

 

 

Ellen R. Taylor

Division Director

GS-0340-15

Emily E. Williams

Environmental Scientist

GS-1301-14

Dale A. Darrow

Environmental Policy Specialist

GS-0301-14

Paul H. Diegelman

Environmental Policy Specialist

GS-0301-14

Martin J. Nee

Environmental Policy Specialist

GS-0301-14

Shelby Glover

Staff Assistant

GS-0303-05

*detail

 

 

 


OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL
PROPOSED ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Staff Person From To Comments

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

David E. Jacobs(SES) Office of the Director Office of the Director

Joseph F. Smith(SES) Office of the Director Office of the Director

Linda Ciancio(15) New Hire Office of the Director

Ellen R. Taylor(15) Healthy Homes Division Office of the Director

Gail N. Ward(10) Office of the Director Office of the Director

Delores H. Williams(13) Office of the Director Office of the Director

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & ASSURANCE DIVISION

Matthew Ammon Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Deputy Director New position using existing staff Program Management & Assurance Division No increase in FTE No increase in FTE

Warren Friedman (15) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

John Miller (15) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Eugene A. Pinzer (14) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Stan G. Galik (14) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Ronald A. Nelson (14) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Richard K. Slaten (13) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Yolanda R. Domneys (13) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Jonnette Kawkins (13) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Zuleika Morales-Romero(13) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Elliott Johnson (13) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Donna Banks (13) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Tammy Smutny (13) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Allen Daly (12) New Hire Program Management & Assurance Division

Cheritta Hammond (9) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Erice Hornbuckle (Intern 7) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Robert Weisberg (PMI11) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Kamillah Roundtree (5) Lead Technical Assistance Division Program Management & Assurance Division

Staff Assistant New Hire Program Management & Assurance Division

HEALTHY HOMES DIVISION

Division Director (15) Will be filled with existing staff Healthy Homes Division No increase in FTE

Deputy Director New Position using existing staff Healthy Homes Division No increase in FTE

Emily Williams (14) Healthy Homes Division Healthy Homes Division

Peter Ashley(14) Lead Technical Assistance Division Healthy Homes Division

Karen M. Choi (14) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Healthy Homes Division

Martin Nee (14) Healthy Homes Division Healthy Homes Division

Paul Diegelman (14) Healthy Homes Division Healthy Homes Division

Dale Darrow(14) Healthy Homes Division Healthy Homes Division

Shawn Rich (14) New Hire Healthy Homes Division

John Baker (13) Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Healthy Homes Division

Rachel Riley (13 Lead Technical Assistance Division Healthy Homes Division

Yi Zhou (13) Lead Technical Assistance Division Healthy Homes Division

Public Health Specialist (13) New Hire Healthy Homes Division

Shelby Glover (6) Healthy Homes Division Healthy Homes Division

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

Walter Wynn(15) New Hire Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Deputy Director New position using existing staff Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Tara Jordan (12) Compliance Assistance/Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Deborah Roane(12) Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Devasia Karampinal(12) Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Michael McGreevy(12) Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Victor Powell (11) Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

Sandra Johnson(6) Compliance Assistance and Enforcement Compliance Assistance and Enforcement

BUDGET AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION

Dot Allen(15) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Deputy Director New position using existing staff Budget & Administrative Services No increase in FTE

Curtissa Coleman (13) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Michael D. Rose (13) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Melanie D. Tyree(12) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Michelle R. Hall (11) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Phyllis D. Horace (7) Budget & Administrative Services Budget & Administrative Services

Yolanda A. Brown (6 Lead Hazard Control Grants Division Budget & Administrative Services

 


 

Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Summary of Realignment

Realignment FTE Impact

"From"

"To"

FTE's

Lead Technical

Assistance Division

Program Management &

Assurance Division

10

Lead Technical.

Assistance Division

Healthy Homes Division

3

Program Management &

Assurance Division

(name changed from

Lead Hazard Control

Grant Division)

Healthy Homes Division

2

Program Management &

Assurance Division

(name changed from the

Lead Hazard Control

Division)

Budget and Administrative

Services Division

1

 

 

a. Justification: The realignment would combine the program implementation and monitoring function with the program reform function in one division. This division would ensure clarity in program direction and maximize program impact by defining and reforming policies and program guidance to effectively implement Title X of the 1992 Housing & Community Development Act in the Department's programs. Further, staff assigned to this division, renamed the Program Management & Assurance Division, will be appropriately realigned under these functions to better utilize skills and expertise, thereby optimizing OHHLHC limited resources.

 

         The Lead Technical assistance division will be eliminated.

 

         The name of the Lead Hazard Control Grants Division will be changed to the Program Management & Assurance Division.

 

The realignment also strengthens the capacity of the Healthy Homes Division by creating a field operations and coordination component staffed by existing out-stationed staff in various field offices who will serve as healthy homes experts to the Department, and who will draw on the Program Management & Assurance Division's knowledge and experience.

 

 

b. Resource Impact: A total of 54 existing FTEs (48 on board; 6 positions being recruited) is required to support the new structure. Sixteen (16) staff are to be reassigned - ten (10 staff will be reassigned from the Lead Technical Assistance Division to the Program

Management and Assurance Division; three (3) staff will be reassigned from the Lead Technical Assistance Division to the Healthy Homes Division; two (2) staff will be assigned to the Healthy Homes Division and one (1) to the Budget and Administrative Services Division from the Lead Hazard Control Division. These reassignments are necessary to facilitate improved use of available resources and skills by better aligning the skills and expertise of the staff with the functions to be performed within each division. There are no new FTEs being requested and no known reprogramming cost or issues related to this proposed realignment have been identified.

 

c. REAP Implications: Consistent with REAP as well as recommendations made by the Quality Management Review.

 

d. Organization Charts: attached.