NAO 200-7: Initiating and Processing Organizational Changes

NAO 200-7: Initiating and Processing Organizational Changes PDF

Issued 03/20/09; Effective 03/10/09; Reviewed: In Process

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

.01 This Order establishes guidance and procedures for initiating and processing changes to the organizational structure of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

.02 This Order is a revision and retitling of the previously issued NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 200-7. The revision updates information for initiating and processing changes to the NOAA organizational structure.

SECTION 2. SCOPE

This Order and associated Handbook applies to all proposed organizational changes within NOAA.

SECTION 3. POLICY

.01. Effective organizational design and position structure enable NOAA to meet its mission through optimal use of resources.  The guidelines set forth to facilitate achievement of effective and efficient organizational design are as follows:

02. Programs that span two or more NOAA organizations shall be managed through the use of matrix management design. Matrix management design is an organizational structure in which a program manager has accountability for program success, and shares responsibility with functional managers for assigning priorities and for directing the work of key responsible individuals assigned to the program. Changes to a matrix managed program are approved through the NOAA Executive Decision Process.

03. Managers and supervisors shall review organizations and positions on a continuing basis in order to identify possible improvements. Action shall be initiated to abolish unnecessary positions and organizations.

SECTION 4. RESPONSIBILITIES

.01 All Line/Staff Office (LO/SO) requests that propose changes to the basic NOAA organizational structure will be reviewed by the Workforce Management Office (WFMO) for compliance with organization and position management principles prior to being approved by the appropriate approving official.  Such requests by the LO/SOs must meet all required documentation criteria contained in the Handbook to this Order.  In addition, WFMO will coordinate the clearance of all reorganizations, including assignment of organizational codes and preparation of formal approval documentation.

.02 The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) via the Budget Office will coordinate the clearance of all reprogramming notices. All reorganization proposals must be reviewed by the Budget Office to determine whether Congressional notification is necessary for the subject proposal.

.03 Procedures for effecting organization changes are contained in the Handbook to this order.

SECTION 5. AUTHORITIES

SECTION 6. EFFECT ON OTHER ISSUANCES

This Order supersedes NAO 200-7, Organization Management, dated June 27, 1989.

Signed,

Mary M. Glackin
Deputy Under Secretary

Office of Primary Interest:
Workforce Management Office