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Departmental Element(s)


A Departmental element is defined as a first tier organization at Headquarters and in the Field. First tier at Headquarters is the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, and Secretarial Officers (Assistant Secretaries and Staff Office Directors). First tier in the Field is Managers of the eight Operations Offices, Managers of the three Field Offices, and the Administrators of the Power Marketing Administrations. Headquarters and field elements are described as follows: (1) Headquarters elements are DOE organizations located in the Washington Metropolitan Area; and (2) “field elements” is a general term for all DOE sites (excluding individual duty stations) located outside of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.

A first-tier organization at Headquarters and in the field. First-tier at Headquarters encompasses heads of the major Headquarters line programs, e.g., Program Secretarial Officers. First-level field element refers to first-level organizations located outside the Washington Metropolitan area and encompasses Operations Offices, Site Offices, Field Offices, and Regional Offices. Additional information is noted in the Correspondence Style Guide as directed by the Office of the Executive Secretariat, https://www.energy.gov/management/downloads/correspondence-style-guide.

Headquarters elements and first-tier organizations as listed in the Correspondence Style Guide, Office of the Executive Secretariat.

First-tier organizations at Headquarters and in the Field. First-tier at Headquarters is the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, and Secretarial Officers (Assistant Secretaries and Staff Office Directors). First-tier in the Field is Managers of the eight Operations Offices, Managers of the three Field Offices, and the Administrators of the Power Marketing Administrations. Headquarters and Field Elements are described as follows: (1) Headquarters Elements are DOE organizations located in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area; and (2) Field Elements is a general term for all DOE sites (excluding individual duty stations) located outside of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.

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