(a) No agency will be designated as the alternative agency pursuant to this subpart if the agency includes an employee who:
(1) Served on the administrative or program staff of the Indian tribal grantee described under section 646(e)(1)(A) of the Act; and
(2) Was responsible for a deficiency that:
(i) Relates to the performance standards or financial management standards described in section 641A(a)(1) of the Act; and,
(ii) Was the basis for the termination of assistance under section 646(e)(1)(A) of the Act or denial of refunding described in §1304.4.
(b) The responsible HHS official shall determine whether an employee was responsible for a deficiency within the meaning and context of this section.