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§ 0.11 Functions of the Office.
(a) The Managing Director is appointed by the Chairman with the
approval of the Commission. Under the supervision and direction of the
Chairman, the Managing Director shall serve as the Commission's chief
operating and executive official with the following duties and
(1) Provide managerial leadership to and exercise supervision and
direction over the Commission's Bureaus and Offices with respect to
management and administrative matters but not substantive regulatory
matters such as regulatory policy and rule making, authorization of
service, administration of sanctions, and adjudication.
(2) Formulate and administer all management and administrative
policies, programs, and directives for the Commission consistent with
authority delegated by the Commission and the Chairman and recommend to
the Chairman and the Commission major changes in such policies and
(3) Assist the Chairman in carrying out the administrative and
executive responsibilities delegated to the Chairman as the
administrative head of the agency.
(4) Advise the Chairman and Commission on management, administrative,
and related matters; review and evaluate the programs and procedures of
the Commission; initiate action or make recommendations as may be
necessary to administer the Communications Act most effectively in the
public interest. Assess the management, administrative, and resource
implications of any proposed action or decision to be taken by the
Commission or by a Bureau or Office under delegated authority;
recommend to the Chairman and Commission program priorities, resource
and position allocations, management, and administrative policies.
(5) Plan and administer the Commissions performance review system.
Assure that objections, priorities, and action plans established by
Bureau and Offices are consistent with overall Commission objectives
(6) Plan and administer the Commission's Program Evaluation System.
Ensure that evaluation results are utilized in Commission
decision-making and priority-setting activities.
(7) Direct agency efforts to improve management effectiveness,
operational efficiency, employee productivity, and service to the
public. Administer Commission-wide management programs.
(8) Plan and manage the administrative affairs of the Commission with
respect to the functions of personnel and position management;
labor-management relations; training; budget and financial management;
accounting for the financial transactions of the Commission and
preparation of financial statements and reports; information management
and processing; organization planning; management analysis;
procurement; office space management and utilization; administrative
and office services; supply and property management; records
management; personnel and physical security; and international
(10) With the concurrence of the General Counsel, interpret rules and
regulations pertaining to fees.
(b) The Secretary is the official custodian of the Commission's
(c) The Chief Information Officer shall have a significant role in: The
decision-making process for annual and multi-year planning,
programming, budgeting, and execution decisions, related reporting
requirements, and reports related to information technology; the
management, governance, and oversight processes related to information
technology; and the hiring of personnel with information technology
responsibilities. The Chief Information Officer, in consultation with
the Chief Financial Officer and budget officials, shall specify and
approve the allocation of amounts appropriated to the Commission for
information technology, consistent with the provisions of
appropriations Acts, budget guidelines, and recommendations from the
Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
(Secs. 4, 303, 307, 48 Stat., as amended, 1066, 1082, 1083; 47 U.S.C.
154, 303, 307)
[ 46 FR 59975 , Dec. 8, 1981, as amended at 47 FR 41380 , Sept. 20, 1982;
49 FR 45583 , Nov. 19, 1984; 50 FR 27953 , July 9, 1985; 53 FR 29054 ,
Aug. 2, 1988; 53 FR 47536 , Nov. 23, 1988; 54 FR 152 , Jan. 4, 1989; 59 FR 26971 , May 25, 1994; 60 FR 5323 , Jan. 27, 1995; 62 FR 15853 , Apr. 3,
1997; 62 FR 51052 , Sept. 30, 1997; 67 FR 13217 , Mar. 21, 2002; 69 FR 30233 , May 27, 2004; 70 FR 21651 , Apr. 27, 2005; 71 FR 69034 , Nov. 29,
2006; 84 FR 6085 , Feb. 26, 2019]
Office of Inspector General
Goto Section: 0.5 | 0.13
Goto Year: 2020 |
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