Agency Designee [Administrative Personnel] Law and Legal Definition

According to 5 CFR 2635.102 [Title 5 -- Administrative Personnel; Chapter XVI -- Office of Government Ethics; Subchapter B -- Government Ethics; Part 2635 -- Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Subpart A -- General Provisions], agency designee refers to “any employee who, by agency regulation, instruction, or other issuance, has been delegated authority to make any determination, give any approval, or take any other action required or permitted by this part with respect to another employee. An agency may delegate these authorities to any number of agency designees necessary to ensure that determinations are made, approvals are given, and other actions are taken in a timely and responsible manner. Any provision that requires a determination, approval, or other action by the agency designee shall, where the conduct in issue is that of the agency head, be deemed to require that such determination, approval or action be made or taken by the agency head in consultation with the designated agency ethics official.”