Responsibilities and Authorities. Responsibilities and Authorities for
key positions at DOE Headquarters and Field Element Managers with
respect to the Facility Representative program are defined in DOE O
232.1A, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations
Information, and DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations for DOE
Facilities, and DOE M 411.1-1A, DOE Safety Management Functions,
Responsibilities, and Authorities (FRA) Manual and associated lower-
tier FRA documents. Specifically:
Deputy Secretary Responsibilities.
a. Establish DOE policy on Facility Representatives.
b. Resolve any cross-organizational disputes regarding Facility
Facility Representative Program Manager Responsibilities.
a. Guide DOE-wide program implementation and continuous
b. Monitor DOE-wide implementation performance and
disseminate information to promote improved performance.
c. Sponsor an annual workshop to share lessons learned and
foster growth of the Facility Representatives community.
Secretarial Officer Responsibilities.
a. Ensure overall effectiveness of Facility Representative programs
at assigned field elements (FRAM Section 9.5.2), including
accomplishment of performance self-assessments and
associated corrective actions.
b. Ensure adequate allocation and use of resources for Facility
Representative programs at assigned field elements (FRAM
c. Provide developmental opportunities for Facility
Field Element Manager Responsibilities.
a. Determine facility coverage needs and make assignments of
qualified Facility Representatives to maintain day-to-day
oversight of applicable facilities (FRAM Section 9.5.2).
b. Select, train, and qualify Facility Representatives so that they
are capable of performing their assigned duties.