About the Office

The Department of Justice is the world's largest law office, employing more than 10,000 attorneys nationwide. The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) oversees Justice's outreach and recruitment efforts for law students and attorneys with the goal of attracting a highly-qualified and diverse talent pool.

In addition to legal recruitment, OARM has delegated authority to take final action in matters pertaining to the employment, separation, and general administration of Justice attorneys and law students in grades GS-15 (or equivalent) and below: it recruits, appoints, and determines their suitability for employment. OARM also has authority to impose serious discipline or take adverse actions against attorneys in grades GS-15 and below.

OARM provides Justice components with guidance on a variety of attorney personnel issues and performs special attorney personnel duties as assigned by the Department leadership. OARM oversees many key programs including the Attorney General's Honors Program, the Summer Law Intern Program, the Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program, the Attorney Mentor Program, and Attorney Certifications.

OARM is also the Department's adjudicative office in FBI Whistleblower cases.