2009 Budget and Performance Summary

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS
(Dollars in Thousands)

  EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR
IMMIGRATATION REVIEW (EOIR)
OFFICE FOR THE PARDON
ATTORNEY
TOTAL
  Pos. FTE Amount Pos. FTE Amount Pos. FTE Amount
                   
2007 Enacted 1,386 1,364 226,813 15 15 2,329 1,401 1,379 229,142
                   
2008 Enacted 1 1,386 1,424 238,320 15 15 2,329 1,401 1,439 240,649
                   
2009 Request 1,386 1,424 261,404 15 15 2,387 1,401 1,439 263,791
                   
Change 2009 from 2008 Enacted 0 0 23,084 0 0 58 0 0 23,142
                   
Technical Adjustments                  
                   
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration Examinations Fee 0 0 -4,000 0 0 0 0 0 -4,000
Total Technical Adjustments 0 0 -4,000 0 0 0 0 0 -4,000
                   
Adjustments to Base                  
                   
Transfers:                  
From DHS Immigration Examinations Fee Account to EOIR 0 0 4,000 0 0 0 0 0 4,000
                   
Subtotal Transfers 0 0 4,000 0 0 0 0 0 4,000
                   
Increases:                  
2009 pay raise (2.9%) 0 0 3,134 0 0 35 0 0 3,169
2008 pay raise annualization (3.5%) 0 0 1,189 0 0 13 0 0 1,202
Annualization of 2008 positions (FTE) 0 0 2,050 0 0 0 0 60 2,050
Retirement (1.3%) 0 0 128 0 0 1 0 0 129
Health Insurance 0 0 416 0 0 0 0 0 416
Employee Compensation Fundt 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 90
GSA Rent 0 0 1,330 0 0 12 0 0 1,342
DHS Security Charges 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
Base Program Cost Adjustment 0 0 5,225 0 0 0 0 0 5,225
Postage 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 40
Printing and reporduction 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
JUTNET 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Subtotal Increases 0 0 13,6238 0 0 64 0 60 13,687
                   
Decreases:                  
Change in Compensable Days 0 0 -539 0 0 -6 0 0 -545
Subtotal Decreases 0 0 -539 0 0 -6 0 0 -545
                   
Total Adjustments to Base 0 0 17,084 0 0 58 0 60 17,142
                   
Total Adjustments to Base and Technical Adjustments 0 0 13,0842 0 0 58 0 0 13,142
                   
                   
2009 Current Services 1,386 1,424 251,404 15 15 2,387 1,401 1,439 253,791
                   
Program Changes                  
Southwest Border Enforcement Initiative                  
Digital Audio Recording System 0 0 8,300 0 0 0 0 0 8,300
Immigration Review Information Exchange System 0 0 1,700 0 0 0 0 0 1,700
Total Program Changes 0 0 10,000 0 0 0 0 0 10,000
                   
2009 Request 1,386 1,424 261,404 15 15 2,387 1,401 1,439 263,791
Change 2009 from 2008 Enacted 0 0 23,084 0 0 58 0 0 23,142

1The amount enacted for 2008 and the amount requested for 2009 will be offset by $4 million in both years with funding provided from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account at the Department of Homeland Security.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(Dollars in thousands)

  2008 Enacted 2009 Current Services 2009 Request Total Program Changes
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
 
1. Executive Office for Immigration Review 1,386 1,364 $ 238,320 1,386 1,424 $ 251,404 1,386 1,424 $ 261,404 0 0 $ 10,000
 
2. Office of the Pardon Attorney 15 15 2,329 15 15 2,387 15 15 2,387 0 0 0
 
Total 1,401 1,379 240,649 1,401 1,439 253,791 1,401 1,439 263,791 0 0 10,000
 
Grand Total 1,401 1,379 240,649 1,401 1,439 253,791 1,401 1,439 263,791 0 0 10,000

 

Program Changes
 
1. Southwest Border Enforcement Initiative
 
The Executive Office for Immigration and Review (EOIR) requests $10,000,000 for the implementation and maintenance of a Digital Audio Recording system (DAR) and the Immigration Review Information Exchange System (IRIES). $8.3 million is for the implementation of the DAR to be provided to immigration courts nationwide. This system will improve the audio quality over the current use of cassette tapes used in the immigration courts to record hearings and allow the immigration judges to operate the recording system through tthe use of a desk-top computer. $1.7 million is for IRIES through which EOIR will share mission-critical information with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ's Civil Division.