Meet the Acting Assistant Attorney General

Jolene Lauria Portrait

Jolene Ann Lauria was appointed as Acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration on June 5, 2022.  In this role, Ms. Lauria is also the Department’s Chief Financial Officer and its Designated Agency Ethics Official. Her responsibilities include Department-wide financial reporting, the annual financial statement, budget formulation and execution, accounting operations, assets forfeiture fund support, and debt management support. Ms. Lauria also oversees facilities management, procurement, human resources, and planning. She is a key executive liaison with the appropriations subcommittees on appropriations matters. Ms. Lauria is the lead executive responsible for the implementation DOJ’s Unified Financial Management System that consolidated the Department’s seven separate financial systems into a single modern financial management system supporting all 40 components and servicing over 16,000 users.  For this effort, Ms. Lauria was twice a Federal 100 winner, in 2009 and 2015. This prestigious award recognized her risk-taking, vision and pioneering spirit in the federal IT community.

Jolene Lauria has been the Department’s Controller since 2007. Prior to this position, Ms. Lauria was the Department’s Director of Budget Staff, and she was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Director of Budget at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Ms. Lauria has held a variety of other positions in the budget and financial management arena during her 33 years in the Federal government.  Jolene Lauria received a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the American University in 1989, and she is a 2013 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Class 252.  Jolene Lauria was the recipient of a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2006, and she received a Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2010. 

Updated July 13, 2022