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Assistant Secretary's Orders (ASO)

Assistant Secretary's Orders (ASOs) 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ASO-1 Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions Superseded by Amendment 1
ASO-1, amend 1 Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions Superseded by Amendment 2
ASO-1, amend 2 Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions Expired 10/19/06
ASO-2 Reassignment of Correspondence Control Functions and Certain Freedom of Information Act Activities Superseded by Amendment 1
ASO-2, amend 1 Reassignment of Correspondence Control Functions and Certain Freedom of Information Act Activities Expired 12/29/06; Incorporated in the 6/21/07 Department Manual (DM) update
ASO-3 Reorganization of the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Expired 9/11/10 and superseded by 2015 DM updates to the Indian Affairs organization
ASO-7 Reassignment of Personnel Security and Emergency Management Functions Expired 6/08/09; Incorporated in the 2009-2010 DM update

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