About the Section
The Executive Office is the operational management and administrative support section for ENRD. The Office is comprised of several program offices that serve the needs of the Division, and ultimately the nation and the American public. The EO – then known as the “Administrative Section” – was established in 1937 as one of the original six sections of the Division (which was then known as the “Lands Division”).
The Office of Administrative Services (OAS) is responsible for ensuring that employees have a safe, comfortable, and efficient place to work. OAS works with the Department’s facilities staff and the General Services Administration to design, build-out, and furnish office space. OAS also manages the Division’s emergency preparedness program, to include the Division’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Occupant Emergency Plans, Insider Threat Program, and annual building safety inspections. In addition to property management and security, OAS is also responsible for telecommunications management, records administration, operational services, and the Division’s health and safety program.
The Office of the Comptroller (OC) is organized into three unique sub-offices – Budget Formulation, Financial Management, and Procurement. Within the Finance sub-office, the OC manages three “desks” – the travel desk, the debt collection management desk, and the reimbursable funding desk. The Division’s Expert Contracting Unit, which manages a $50 million budget and processes upwards of 1,000 contract actions annually, resides under the Procurement sub-office. The OC is responsible for ensuring that all statutory, regulatory and policy requirements pertaining to budget, financial execution, accounting and procurement are followed.
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering a full range of human resource programs and services including recruitment, benefits, and employee relations. OHR staff work closely with Division senior management to provide advice on human resources-related issues, often providing guidance on highly sensitive employee relations matters. OHR supports the workforce throughout their employment lifecycle, beginning with recruitment and hiring, though benefits maintenance, performance management, awards, and separations. The work of the Office of Human Resources impacts the life of every ENRD employee.
The Office of Information Management (OIM) provides innovative business process automation, data management, content management, software development, and creative/technical consultative services to ENRD’s workforce and other key stakeholders. Through Agile project management, DevSecOps, and human-centered design practices, OIM’s interdisciplinary team strives to streamline operations, provide optimal customer support, secure data and protect privacy, and foster continuous improvements across all of ENRD's digital products and services. OIM has deployed a number of sophisticated systems that have automated business processes, saving users time and effort, and achieving much desired cost-savings and efficiencies.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) operates and support the Justice Consolidated Office Network (JCON), a state-of-the-art office automation system that gives ENRD attorneys, staff and managers the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information easily and reliably as they handle the complex data requirements associated with enforcing the nation’s environmental and natural resource laws. OIT provides the I.T. infrastructure for all services and systems hosted within the Division. Examples of such services include the design, deployment and support of the desktop computer hardware, software and infrastructure used by all ENRD employees as well as maintenance of many other I.T.-related hardware/services.
The Office of Litigation Support (OLS) provides automated litigation support (ALS), trial support, and contract legal support services to the Division’s largest and most complex cases. OLS works closely with the Division’s Senior Litigation Counsel for eDiscovery and the Division’s eDiscovery Work Group to coordinate agency outreach efforts, standardized protocols, and policies for electronically stored information. OLS operates an in-house litigation support computer lab, which provides a wide array of automated litigation support services, and which saves the federal government millions of dollars each year. The Office also co-manages the Department’s $2 billion MEGA litigation support services contract.
The Office of Professional Development and Diversity (OPDD) provides training and professional development opportunities in diverse areas to thousands of attendees each year. Training disciplines include legal skills (such as depositions training, case management, negotiations, legal writing, and editing), technology, legal research, leadership and management, diversity, and non-legal skills (such as business writing and business etiquette). Additionally, OPDD provides training and coursework under the Pathways Program for new Division employees who have recently graduated from college. Training management staff also work closely with the U.S. Attorney's Offices' Office of Legal Education (OLE) to ensure the successful implementation of the Department’s Learning Management System (LearnDOJ).
- Support a 600+ employee workforce by providing outstanding HR, IT, financial management, facilities, and other support services.
- Manage a complex, multi-source, multi-year budget that sustains the mission of the Division, advances priorities of the Department, and serves the American people.
- Provide advanced cutting-edge technology, in an efficient and cost-effective manner, that supports the work of the Division and its client agencies.
- Provide advice, guidance, information and reports to Division and Department leaders, so they can effectively oversee the Division’s work.