December 1, 1982
VICE PRESIDENT--FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Delegation of Authority--Department of Energy Laboratories
The Standing Orders of The Regents in Section 100.4 provides as follows:
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(m) The President is authorized to negotiate and approve indirect cost rates to be applied to contracts and grants under which the University conducts programs supported by extramural funds, provided that such negotiations shall be directed toward full recovery of indirect costs; except that...a fixed indirect cost rate or rates under the major United States Department of Energy contracts...shall be approved by the Committee on Finance...
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Effective immediately, the authority assigned to the President in the above Section is delegated to the Vice President--Financial and Business Management. In addition, the following authorities with respect to activities concerning Systemwide Administration and the Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories are delegated to the Vice President--Financial and Business Management:
-- to solicit, accept, and execute or approve for execution grants and contracts, including the signing of related documents as necessary, for projects or programs to be performed by the DOE Laboratories at Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, and Los Angeles, except those grants, contracts, or related documents which contain provisions otherwise restricted or limited by the Standing Orders of The Regents;
-- with respect to the administration of DOE Laboratories and DOE contracts and to conduct of business, administrative, and financial relationships with DOE, to take such actions as may be necessary and appropriate in those instances when the President has authority to act or when authority has been granted to the President by The Regents on particular matters.
A critical factor in processing grant and contract documents is the review for legal sufficiency; the responsibility for accomplishing this review must be specified in any redelegation of this authority. Attached are copies of two pertinent memoranda dated March 27, 1974 and July 23, 1979 providing guidance on this particular point.
Any redelegation of the above authorities shall be in writing with copies to the Assistant President--Coordination and Review and to the Secretary of The Regents. This delegation supersedes that of April l, 1980 on this same subject.
David S. Saxon