United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Deputy Secretary of the Interior of the United States
Seal of the United States Department of the Interior.svg
Seal of the Department of the Interior
Flag of the United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior.svg
Flag of the Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Kate MacGregor, DOI photo (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Katharine MacGregor

since February 25, 2020
Department of the Interior
StyleMr. Deputy Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports toSecretary of the Interior
SeatWashington, D.C., United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument45 U.S.C. § 1452
Formation1995
First holderJohn Garamendi
SalaryLevel II of the Executive Schedule
Websitewww.doi.gov

The Deputy Secretary of the Interior, in the United States government, advises and assists the Secretary of the Interior in the supervision and direction of the Department of the Interior and its activities, and succeeds the Secretary in his or her absence, sickness, or unavailability.[1] The Deputy Secretary of the Interior is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.[2] In 1990, the title of the position was changed from Under Secretary of the Interior to Deputy Secretary of the Interior.[3]

With the resignation Secretary Gale Norton announced March 10, 2006, effective at the end of March, Lynn Scarlett became the Acting Secretary of the Interior until President George W. Bush's nomination for Secretary, Dirk Kempthorne, was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 26 of that year.[4]

Section 3346 of U.S. Code within Title 5, or 5 U.S.C. § 3346, details time limitations of acting officers. An acting officer may serve no longer than 210 days after the vacancy, from the date a first or second nomination is pending before the Senate, the date a first or second nomination is withdrawn, rejected, or returned, or the date the Senate reconvenes if the appointment has taken place while Congress has adjourned sine die.[5]

List of Deputy Secretaries of Interior[edit]

# Name Term began Term ended President appointed by
1 John Garamendi August 15, 1995 April 1998 Bill Clinton
2 David J. Hayes January 1999 January 2001
3 J. Steven Griles July 12, 2001 December 7, 2004 George W. Bush
4 Lynn Scarlett November 22, 2005 May 22, 2009
5 David J. Hayes May 22, 2009 June 30, 2013 Barack Obama
6 Michael L. Connor February 27, 2014 January 20, 2017
* Julie Lillie (acting) January 20, 2017 August 1, 2017 Donald Trump
7 David L. Bernhardt August 1, 2017 April 11, 2019
8 Katharine MacGregor February 25, 2020 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Code: Title 5,3345. Acting officer". Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  2. ^ "US Code: Title 43,1452. Deputy Secretary of the Interior; appointment". Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  3. ^ "US CODE: Title 43,1452. Deputy Secretary of the Interior; appointment". Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  4. ^ "U.S. Department of the Interior - Lynn Scarlett Biography". Archived from the original on August 4, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  5. ^ "US Code: Title 5,3346. Time limitation". Retrieved September 20, 2007.