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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOJ Seal

FY2003 Budget Summary


General Legal Activities
Salaries and Expenses

Analysis of $38,981 Thousand Increase
(Dollars in Thousands)

SOLICITOR GENERALTAX DIVISIONCRIMINAL DIVISIONCIVIL DIVISIONENV & NATURAL RESOURCES DIVOFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL
Perm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmount
2001 Actuals
48
48
$7,130
586
546
$71,649
732
711
$113,927
1034
1009
$153,254
452
483
$70,172
37
32
$4,730
2002 Enacted
48
50
7,293
586
538
73,832
762
759
119,870
1034
1055
162,452
452
496
71,300
37
41
5,171
2002 Counterterrorism Supplemental
...
...
...
...
...
...
48
24
4,800
20
10
7,700
...
...
...
...
...
...
2003 Request
48
50
7706
576
528
75520
810
822
130770
1042
1063
240203
444
488
70814
37
41
5474
  FRHB Costs
...
...
265
...
...
1915
...
...
2993
...
...
3572
...
...
2037
...
...
167
2003 total request
48
50
7971
576
##
77435
##
822
133763
1042
1063
243775
##
488
72851
 
37
41
  Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CTSupp (Excl FRHB Costs)
...
...
413
-10
-10
1688
48
63
10900
8
8
77751
-8
-8
-486
...
...
303
  Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CTSupp(Incl FRHB costs)
...
...
678
-10
-10
3603
48
63
13893
8
8
81323
-8
-8
1,551
...
...
470
Adjustments to base
Increases (non-policy):
  2003 pay raise
...
...
88
...
...
1154
...
...
1705
...
...
2222
...
...
1034
...
...
86
   Annualization of 2002 pay raise
...
...
51
...
...
652
...
...
969
...
...
1254
...
...
587
...
...
52
   Annualization of 2002 positions
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
15
1766
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
   Annualization of 2002 CT Supplemental
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
24
3558
...
10
16167
...
...
...
...
...
...
   Federal Employees' Compensation Act
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
6
...
...
5
...
...
2
...
...
...
   Federal Health Insurance Premiums
...
...
13
...
...
148
...
...
189
...
...
271
...
...
162
...
...
8
   GSA Rent
...
...
240
...
...
465
...
...
...
...
...
1829
...
...
...
...
...
153
   Lease Expirations
...
...
...
...
...
214
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
296
...
...
...
   Accident Compensation
...
...
4
...
...
6
...
...
...
...
...
19
...
...
...
...
...
...
ICASS Cost
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
   IPOL Dues
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
   Other
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
7,8843
...
...
...
...
...
...
   General Pricing Level Adjustments
...
...
17
...
...
156
...
...
294
...
...
398
...
...
68
...
...
4
       Subtotal, increases (non-policy):
...
...
413
...
...
2795
...
39
8568
...
10
30008
...
...
2149
...
...
303
Decreases (non-policy):
   Lease Expiration Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-499
...
...
-645
...
...
...
...
...
...
   GSA Rent Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-1969
...
...
...
...
...
-1550
...
...
...
   Non-recurring Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
       Subtotal, decreases (non-policy):
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-2468
...
...
-645
...
...
-1550
...
...
...
   Total, Adjustments to base
...
...
413
...
...
2795
...
39
6100
...
10
29363
...
...
599
...
...
303
2003 Current Services
48
50
7706
586
##
76627
##
822
130770
1054
1075
199515
452
496
71,899
37
41
5,474
Efficiencies in Settlement Policies
...
...
...
-10
-10
-1107
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Efficiencies From Use of ALS
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-12
-12
-1762
...
...
...
...
...
...
Efficiencies in Case Filing Policies
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-8
-8
-1085
...
...
...
Victims Compensation Administration Fund
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
10000
 
...
...
...
...
...
Litigation Support
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
32450
...
...
...
...
...
...
Information Technology
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
     Total, Program Improvements
...
...
...
-10
-10
-1107
...
...
...
-12
-12
40688
-8
-8
-1085
...
...
...
2003 request
48
50
7706
576
528
75520
810
822
130770
1042
1063
240203
444
488
70,814
37
41
5,474
   Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CT Supp (Excl FRHB Costs)
...
...
413
-10
-10
1688
48
63
10900
8
8
77751
-8
-8
486
...
...
303


         
CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISIONINTERPOL USNCBLEGAL ACTIVITIES OFC. AUTOMATIONOFFICE OF DISPUTERE SOLUTIONGRAND TOTAL 
Perm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmount
2001 Actuals
731
678
$91,692
62
61
$7,669
...
...
$14,645
3
1
$275
3685
3569
$535,143
2002 Enacted
753
744
100,642
62
64
8,286
...
...
...
3
3
330
3737
3750
549,176
2002 Counterterrorism Supplemental
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
68
34
12,500
2002 Appropriation
##
##
100642
#
#
8286
...
...
...
3
3
330
3805
3784
561676
2003 Request
753
755
105099
#
#
9347
...
...
...
3
3
366
3775
3814
645299
  FRHB Costs
2539
384
10
13882
2003 total request
753
755
107638
62
64
9731
...
...
...
3
3
376
3775
3814
659181
  Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CTSupp (Excl FRHB Costs)
...
11
4457
...
...
1061
...
...
...
...
...
36
38
64
96123
  Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CTSupp(Incl FRHB costs)
...
11
6996
...
...
1445
...
...
...
...
...
46
38
64
110005
Adjustments to base
Increases (non-policy):
  2003 pay raise
...
...
1384
...
...
99
...
...
...
...
...
5
...
...
7777
   Annualization of 2002 pay raise
...
...
785
...
...
55
...
...
...
...
...
3
...
...
4408
   Annualization of 2002 positions
...
11
1333
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
26
3099
   Annualization of 2002 CT Supplemental
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
34
19725
   Federal Employees' Compensation Act
...
...
2
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
15
   Federal Health Insurance Premiums
...
...
156
...
...
15
...
...
...
...
...
1
...
...
963
   GSA Rent
...
...
488
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
27
...
...
3202
   Lease Expirations
...
...
18
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
528
   Accident Compensation
...
...
6
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
35
ICASS Cost
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
              
...
...
...
...
...
81
   IPOL Dues
...
...
...
...
...
404
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
404
   Other
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
7843
   General Pricing Level Adjustments
...
...
285
...
...
7
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
1229
       Subtotal, increases (non-policy):
...
11
4457
...
...
580
...
...
...
...
...
36
...
60
49309
Decreases (non-policy):
   Lease Expiration Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-1144
   GSA Rent Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
-4
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-3523
   Non-recurring Decrease
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
       Subtotal, decreases (non-policy):
...
...
...
...
...
-4
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-4667
   Total, Adjustments to base
...
11
4457
...
...
576
...
...
...
...
...
36
...
60
44642
2003 Current Services
753
755
105099
62
64
8862
...
...
...
3
3
366
3,805
3844
606318
Efficiencies in Settlement Policies
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-10
-10
-1,107
Efficiencies From Use of ALS
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-12
-12
-1,762
Efficiencies in Case Filing Policies
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
-8
-8
-1,085
Victims Compensation Administration Fund
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
10,000
Litigation Support
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
32,450
Information Technology
...
...
...
...
...
485
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
485
     Total, Program Improvements
...
...
...
...
...
485
...
...
...
...
...
...
-30
-30
38,981
2003 request
753
755
105099
62
64
9347
...
...
...
3
3
366
3,775
3,814
645,299
   Chg 03 frm 02 w/o CT Supp (Excl FRHB Costs)
...
11
4457
...
...
1061
...
...
...
...
...
36
38
64
96,123


GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES
(Dollars in thousands)
Perm. Pos.FTEAmount
2001 Actual (Excluding Legal Activities Office Automation)
3685
3569
$520,498
2002 Enacted 1/
3737
3750
549,176
2002 Counterterrorism Supplemental
68
34
12,500
Adjustments to Base
Increases (See p. 50)
...
60
49,309
Decreases (See p. 50)
...
...
-4667
2003 Current services 4/
3805
3844
606,381
Program Improvements (detailed below)
-30
-30
38,981
 2003 Request  2/ 3/
3775
3814
645,299
FRHB Costs
...
...
13,882
2003 Total Request  2/ 3/
3775
3814
659,181

1/ Additional resources of $7,300,000 are available through a transfer of unobligated balances from the Emergency Response Fund to the Civil Division for the Special Masters program.

2/ Additional resources of $16,868,000 for the Civil Division, $1,306,000 for the Criminal Division, and $1,871,000 for the Civil Rights Division are available from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control account.

3/ In addition to the direct appropriation, total reimbursable resources of 40 positions, 36 workyears and $13,128,000 will be provided from the ICDE appropriation in FY 2003, of which 30 positions, 26 workyears, and $11,883,000 are for Criminal Division and 10 positions, 10 workyears, and $1,245,000 are for Tax Division.

4/ Includes $39,525,000 recurring from counterterrorism supplemental for ongoing counterterrorism activities.


         2002 Appropriation2003 Current Services2003 RequestProgram Improvements
Comparison by activity and programPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmount
1.Conduct of Supreme Court Proceedingsand Review of Appellate Matters
48
50
$7,293
48
50
$7,706
48
50
$7,706
...
...
...
2. General Tax Matters:
Federal Appellate Activity.
70
65
8,920
70
64
9,244
68
62
8,868
-2
-2
-376
Criminal Tax Prosecution
126
125
17,154
126
122
17,790
123
119
17,021
-3
-3
-769
Civil Tax Litigation
304
274
37,603
304
279
39,068
299
274
39,190
-5
-5
122
Management and Administration.
86
74
10,155
86
73
10,525
86
73
10,441
...
...
-84
Subtotal.
586
538
73832
586
538
76627
576
528
75520
-10
-10
-1107
3. Criminal Matters:
Organized Crime and Narcotics
102
103
15809
102
103
15903
102
103
15903
...
...
...
White Collar Crime.
210
195
33609
210
211
35738
210
211
35738
...
...
...
International.
218
200
34676
218
222
37951
218
222
37951
...
...
...
Litigation Support.
185
183
25970
185
184
26350
185
184
26350
...
...
...
Management and Administration
95
102
14606
95
102
14828
95
102
14828
...
...
...
Subtotal
810
783
124670
810
822
130770
810
822
130770
...
...
...


         2002 Appropriation2003 Current Services2003 RequestProgram Improvements
Comparison by activity and programPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmountPerm. Pos.FTEAmount
4. Claims, Customs and General Civil Matters:
 Federal Appellate Activity.
76
77
$11,787
76
77
$12,191
76
77
$12,191
...
...
...
 Torts Litigation
199
201
29970
199
201
30652
187
189
61340
-12
-12
$30,688
 Commercial Litigation
364
374
64637
364
374
67653
364
374
67653
...
...
...
 Federal Programs.
146
140
19717
146
140
20597
146
140
20597
...
...
...
 Consumer Litigation.
35
39
5996
35
39
6161
35
39
6161
...
...
...
 Immigration Litigation.
122
123
18073
122
123
18534
122
123
18534
...
...
...
 Management and Administration.
92
101
12272
92
101
12560
92
101
12560
...
...
...
 Victims Compensation Admin. Fund
20
10
7700
20
20
31167
20
20
41167
...
...
10000
 Subtotal.
1054
1065
170152
1054
1075
199515
1042
1063
240203
-12
-12
40688
5. Land, Natural Resources and Indian Matters:
 Appellate and Policy
47
54
6235
47
54
6288
47
54
6288
...
...
...
 Environmental Protection
212
212
36835
212
212
37144
204
204
36059
-8
-8
-1085
 Natural Resources
149
168
22011
149
168
22195
149
168
22195
...
...
...
 Management and Administration
44
62
6219
44
62
6272
44
62
6272
...
...
...
 Subtotal.
452
496
71300
452
496
71899
444
488
70814
-8
-8
-1085
6. Legal Opinions.
37
41
5171
37
41
5474
37
41
5474
...
...
...
7. Civil Rights Matters:
 Federal Appellate Activity.
29
28
4110
29
28
4358
29
28
4358
...
...
...
 Civil Rights Prosecution.
101
95
11654
101
101
12714
101
101
12714
...
...
...
 Special Litigation
73
65
8920
73
70
9799
73
70
9799
...
...
...
 Voting
105
109
13242
105
109
13596
105
109
13596
...
...
...
 Employment Litigation
62
61
7515
62
61
7797
62
61
7797
...
...
...
 Coordination and Review
22
21
3725
22
21
3953
22
21
3953
...
...
...
 Housing and Civil Enforcement
100
95
13963
100
95
14278
100
95
14278
...
...
...
 Educational Opportunities
36
37
4398
36
37
4631
36
37
4631
...
...
...
 Disability Rights
99
97
15590
99
97
15907
99
97
15907
...
...
...
 Office of Special Counsel
32
33
6773
32
33
6985
32
33
6985
...
...
...
 Management and Administration
94
103
10752
94
103
11081
94
103
11081
...
...
...
 Subtotal
753
744
100,642
753
755
105,099
753
755
105,099
...
...
...
8.Interpol - USNCB
62
64
8286
62
64
8862
62
64
9347
...
...
485
9.Dispute Resolution
3
3
330
3
3
366
3
3
366
...
...
...
Total
3805
3784
561676
3805
3844
606318
3775
3814
645299
-30
-30
38981
      FRHB Costs
...
...
12748
...
...
13882
...
...
13882
...
...
...
Reimbursable FTE
...
333
...
...
333
...
...
340
...
...
...
Grand total
3805
4117
574424
3805
4177
620200
3775
4154
659181
-30
-23
38981

* Legal Activities Office Automation is established as a separate account in FY 2002.

1/The increase in reimbursable FTE will provide 4 FTE for Criminal's OCDE and 3 FTE for Civil Tax Litigation in Tax .


Program DescriptionPerm. Pos.FTEAmount
The General Legal Activities appropriation funds the establishment of litigation policy, conduct of litigation, and various other legal esponsibilities, through  the Office of the Solicitor General, the Tax Division, the Criminal Division, the Civil Division, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Civil Rights Division, the Office of Legal Counsel, Interpol, and the Office of Dispute Resolution.
Program Improvements
Tax Division - Case Processing Revision Program Reduction
-10
-10
-1107
Tax Division will reduce staffing by 10 attorney positions.  The Division will streamline the way it currently handles cases.  The proposed changes include revising the Division's settlement policy in refund suits and setting a threshold amount for the defense of objections to IRS claims.
 
Civil Division - Torts Branch Reduction
-12
-12
-1762
Civil Division will reduce staffing by 12 attorney positions as a result of the Division's increased use of automated litigation support (ALS) in extraordinarily large and document-intensive cases.  The use of ALS enables the Division's attorney and support staff to focus on the substantive issues associated with case preparation and presentation rather than on the more routine work of scanning documents and developing data bases.
Civil Division - Administration of September 11th Victims Compensation Program
...
...
10000
Civil Division requests $10,000,000 for the administration of the September 11th Victim Compensation Program.  These resources will ensure that the contractors retained to evaluate claims have sufficient flexibility to meet the expected surge in activity and ensure that all claims are resolved within 120 days, as required by law.
Civil Division - Litigation Support
...
...
32450
Civil Division requires $32,450,000 for litigation support services is required to successfully resolve large, high-stakes cases.  Absent these services, there is no feasible way to manage the production, processing, and review of millions of pages of evidentiary documents associated with such litigation.  This program improvement will support major tort case needs in 2003, and will also provide support crucial to meeting court orders in Cobell v. Norton - the largest class action ever filed against the government.  An investment in critical services at this juncture will translate into very substantial savings through 2003 and beyond.
Environment and Natural Resources Division - Environmental Program Reduction...
-8
-8
-1085
Environment Division will reduce staffing by 8 positions and $1,085,000.  The Division will continue to work diligently on major precedent-setting enforcement cases.  The Division will also continue to defend against law suits that seek to weaken the regulatory authority of federal agencies including, but not limited to, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Interior.
INTERPOL - Information Technology
    ...
    ...
$485
Additional resources of $485,000 are requested in support of the U.S. National Central Bureau's (USNCB) commitment to enforce the criminal laws.  The information technology initiative will support rapid exchange of investigative information, electronic messaging and secure video traffic between the USNCB, INTERPOL headquarters, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Total, Program Changes, General Legal Activities
-30
-30
$38,981

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