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EOIR’s Organizational Overview

EOIR Supporting Components

The Office of Administration (OA) provides administrative and operational support to EOIR in several areas, including appropriations, budget and financial management, contracts and procurement, human resources, security, and space and facilities management.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice on a wide variety of matters involving EOIR and its employees in the performance of their official duties. OGC serves as the principal point of contact and agency counsel for EOIR with other DOJ offices and government agencies on all EOIR-related legal matters. The Immigration Law Unit responds to all federal litigation against the agency related to immigration law and EOIR policies, procedures, and operations. The Employee/Labor Relations Unit advises agency managers on labor and employment matters, defends EOIR in all phases of employment-related litigation, monitors investigations conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility, and defends against unfair labor practices charges. The OGC staff responds to all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests and is the designated point of contact regarding Standards of Conduct and other ethics guidance for all EOIR employees. OGC also administers the Records Management, Reasonable Accommodations, Attorney Discipline Program, and the Fraud and Abuse Prevention programs.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) oversees EOIR’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, working to supply solutions and services required to meet the agency’s technology needs. OIT is comprised of four directorates: Enterprise Solutions, Software Development, Chief Information Security Office, and Operations. The directorates execute IT strategy, hardware and software optimization, and custom application development using defined processes.

The Office of Policy (OP) centralizes coordination between the components on a number of policy projects and issues, including policy development, communications, training, regulations, and legal updates. OP develops and communicates agency priorities and policies, oversees, facilitates, and standardizes the EOIR regulatory process, coordinates agency legal training and related resources, and manages other related programs. The Office of Policy includes the divisions of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Immigration Law, Legal Education and Research Services, and the Office of Legal Access Programs.