Final Agency Action
Case No. 97-A-2
II. Standard of Review
Among other controls, [REDACTED] must establish that he has created and will use a registry or log to keep track of all checks mailed by his trustee operation.
Dated: (Original Signed) November 24, 1997 _____________________________________ Joseph Patchan Director Executive Office for United States Trustees
1. United States Trustees are Justice Department officials appointed by, and who serve at the pleasure of, the Attorney General. 28 U.S.C. 581(a) and (c). The Director of the Executive Office for United States Trustees is a Justice Department official who acts under authority delegated by the Attorney General. Panel trustees, such as [REDACTED], serve under appointments that have a term not to exceed one year.
2. The record in this matter includes the United States Trustee's decision; [REDACTED]'s request for review; the United States Trustee's response; correspondence submitted by [REDACTED] to the Director; records that the parties produced at the request of the Director; documents that accompanied those various submissions; and [REDACTED]'s Application and Renewal Appointment -- which were obtained from the Office of Review and Oversight.
3. The OIG audits did question whether review solely by [REDACTED] and a secretary was adequate. Region [REDACTED] rejected this concern. It determined, several times, that such a level of review was entirely appropriate for a small trusteeship like [REDACTED]'s.