(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,
(b) The responsible HHS official shall determine whether an employee was responsible for a deficiency within the meaning and context of this section.