Joseph Liciardello is the Administrative Officer for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Division is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive range of administrative services that support the mission of the United States Attorney's Office. It provides policy and procedural direction, in addition to central services support, for the District in all areas of management and administration, including Acquisitions; Financial Management; Human Resources; Litigation Support; Support Services; and Systems Support. The Administrative Officer is the principal advisor to the United States Attorney and the District on all administrative matters.
The Acquisitions Staff awards contracts and provides post-award administration services on behalf of the District for supplies, equipment and services. The Acquisitions Staff develops and implements acquisition policy and procedures, provides business advice and guidance, and manages all aspects of the acquisition process.
The Financial Unit is responsible for the formulation, execution, and monitoring of the District's financial resources. Responsibilities include the prompt payment, via electronic funds transfer, of vendor invoices and employee travel reimbursement. The Unit also manages the budget formulation and management process.
The Human Resources Unit staff provides recruitment, staffing, position classification, employee relations, personnel recordkeeping, and personnel processing services. The Unit is also responsible for pay administration and processing time and attendance records.
The Litigation Support Unit partners with the litigating staff to support all phases of prosecution, including investigations, indictments, discovery, trial, sentencing and appeals. The Unit utilizes a variety of litigation and investigative-specific software packages to facilitate this process.
The Support Services Staff provides direct support and oversight in the broad functional areas of property management and support services. Property management includes oversight at the District level of space acquisition or release, relocation, design, renovation, repair, overtime utilities, and management of the space inventory. Support Services includes oversight at the District level of personal property, vehicles, forms management, audio / visual, printing, mail delivery and metering, and all office moves.
The Systems Support Unit is responsible for all automated systems within the District. It is divided into three areas: office automation, case management, and telecommunications. The office automation staff maintains the office network and provides support to the end users. The case management staff is responsible for the docketing and reporting of all cases in the district. Finally, the telecommunications staff is responsible for the telephone system, video teleconferences, and connectivity maintenance.