The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) was created on April 6, 1953, by Attorney General Order No. 8-53 to meet a need for closer liaison between the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorneys. The Executive Office is under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General.
The mission of EOUSA is to provide general executive assistance to the 94 Offices of the United States Attorneys and to coordinate the relationship between the United States Attorneys and the organizational components of the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.
The major functions of the EOUSA are to:
- Facilitate coordination between the Offices of the United States Attorneys and other organizational units of the Department of Justice.
- Evaluate the performance of the Offices of the United States Attorneys, making appropriate reports and inspections and taking corrective action and providing management assistance where indicated.
- Publish and maintain a United States Attorneys’ Manual and a United States Attorneys’ Bulletin for the internal guidance of the Office of the United States Attorneys and those other organizational units of the Department concerned with litigation.
- Supervise the operation of the Office of Legal Education, which develops, conducts, and assists in the training of all Department of Justice legal personnel and other federal legal personnel.
- Provide the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys and its subcommittees with such staff assistance and funds as are reasonably necessary to carry out the Committee’s responsibilities.
- Provide support to the Deputy Attorney General regarding United States Attorney appointments.
- Plan and execute United States Attorneys’ conferences and other conferences in the direct support of the United States Attorneys’ management of their offices.
- Provide general direction and supervision of the management and policy activities of the United States Attorneys’ programs, including debt collection, health care fraud, affirmative civil enforcement, asset forfeiture, bank fraud, bankruptcy litigation, and money laundering.
- Provide litigating and technical support, training, coordination, and implementation of legislative initiatives. This includes the tracking and analysis of areas designated by the Attorney General as national priorities.
- Establish, coordinate, and interpret policy, guidelines, and procedures on criminal fine collection issues.
- Provide advice and representation to United States Attorneys and other managers in the United States Attorneys’ Offices on discipline, grievances, labor relations and EEO, ethics, standards of conduct, recusals, outside activities, and an array of administrative, civil, and criminal legal issues.
- Provide general support to the United States Attorneys in matters involving Assistant United States Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney appointments.
- Promote, facilitate, and monitor programs with the Offices of the United States Attorneys designated by the Attorney General as priorities of the Department.
- Provide overall administrative management oversight, technical, and direct support to the United States Attorneys in the program areas of facilities management (to include acquisition of real property/space, construction, renovation, repair, and relocation); and support service programs (to include personal property management, simplified acquisition, motor vehicle support, records disposition, forms management, audio visual, graphics, printing, metered mailing, and telephone systems).
- Provide management oversight, technical, and direct support to the United States Attorneys in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of comprehensive security programs encompassing all aspects of physical, communication, information, personnel, and computer security.
- Analyze, design, and provide automated services and systems in support of the litigation mission and of selected administrative functions of the Offices of the United States Attorneys, including development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and programs for automated systems, information security, and application maintenance.
- Arrange for the acquisition and installation of integrated information technology systems and software applications in the Offices of the United States Attorneys.
- Analyze user requirements, design, develop, deploy, and support the operations of the automated systems for caseload and collections systems and administrative/ litigative applications in the districts and in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys; provide technical assistance and user training; produce the annual Statistical Report; and monitor the quality of the data from the Offices of the United States Attorneys.
- Formulate, implement, and administer bureau-level human resource management policies and programs for the 94 Offices of the United States Attorneys located nationwide. Programs affect Assistant United States Attorneys appointed under Title 28 and compensated under a separate pay system as well as support staff appointed under Title 5, USC. Provide technical oversight of the Offices of the United States Attorneys delegated personnel authorities, and provide operating personnel and pre-employment security services to the other Offices of the United States Attorneys.
- Support the Offices of the United States Attorneys in the conduct of their Law Enforcement Coordination Programs as directed by the Attorney General–provide training and guidance; assist in providing speakers, materials, and any other technical assistance for the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC)-related functions; act as liaison with the LECC-VW Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee; and assist in the promotion of the LECC Program throughout the federal government and to local governments.
- Serve as liaison on Victim-Witness assistance activities within the Offices of the United States Attorneys, supporting the United States Attorneys in their efforts to ensure compliance with the Attorney General’s Guidelines in relation to victim and witness assistance.
- Manage the United States Attorneys’ appropriation, including direct and indirect budget authority and personnel resources. Provide budget and fiscal assistance and guidance to the 94 Offices of the United States Attorneys.
- Analyze and provide data related to the work and resources of the United States Attorneys’ Offices to assist in litigative, management, and budget priorities. Assist Department and United States Attorneys’ office managers in all aspects of data, trends and management analysis, also serving as a resource and repository for data. Ensure quality control in the use of data and its interpretation.
- Respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act on behalf of the Offices of the United States Attorneys; coordinate and respond to litigation arising from these matters and provide advice and training to the United States Attorneys’ staffs relating to FOIA/PA.
- Provide centralized leadership, coordination and evaluation of all equal employment efforts throughout the Offices of the United States Attorneys-administering both the Affirmative Action and Complaints Processing Programs.
- Respond to inquiries from members of Congress and private citizens and review and comment on legislative and regulatory proposals relating to the activities of the Offices of the United States Attorneys.
- Provide technical, administrative, design, and maintenance support in the areas of voice, data, and video telecommunications to provide efficient communications and to enhance cooperative efforts among the Offices of the United States Attorneys and the litigating divisions of the Department.
- Provide information and guidance to United States Attorneys' Offices on pending legislation pertinent to the work of the United States Attorneys' Offices; prepare testimony and background for congressional oversight and appropriations hearings.
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