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Assistant Secretary’s Orders (ASO)

Assistant Secretary's Orders are limited to delegations of authority, emergency directives, special assignment of functions, and initial policy and functional statements establishing a new organizational unit. ASO provisions remain in effect for one year unless extended, revoked, or incorporated into the Indian Affairs Manual. ASOs are signed only by the Assistant Secretary, the Deputy Assistant Secretaries, or an Acting Assistant Secretary.

ASO Citation
Title
Issue Date
Status

ASO-1

Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions

9/24/04

Superseded by Amendment 1

ASO-1, amend 1

Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions

3/21/05

Superseded by Amendment 2

ASO-1, amend 2

Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions

10/19/05

Expired 10/19/06 

ASO-2

Reassignment of Correspondence Control Functions and Certain Freedom of Information Act Activities

2/11/05

Superseded by Amendment 1

ASO-2, amend 1

Reassignment of Correspondence Control Functions and Certain Freedom of Information Act Activities

12/29/05

Expired 12/29/06;  Incorporated in the 6/21/07 Department Manual (DM) update

ASO-7

Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions

5/23/08

Expired 6/08/09;
Incorporated in the 2009-2010 DM update (currently in DOI review)