The Administrative Division
The mission of the Administrative Division is to provide consistent and effective administrative services and support to the employees and programs of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan.
The Administrative Division is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive range of administrative services that support office operations in the areas of human resources management, financial management, systems and information management, and office services. The support provided by the Administrative Division is critical to the effective and efficient operations of the Office. The Administrative Officer (AO) manages the Division and is the principal advisor to the U.S. Attorney and management team on administration. The AO provides guidance on the management and use of the District's financial, human, and physical resources, and on administrative policies, procedures, and practices. The Administrative Officer supervises a team in the following program areas:
Human Resources Management
The Human Resources office provides human resource support by recruiting, hiring, and retaining a productive work force reflective of the nation's diversity. The goal is to administer and implement fair and effective policies in all human resources programs including hiring, job classification, advancement opportunities, salary and benefit administration, and employee relations. In serving its constituencies, including employees, managers, job applicants, and the general public, the Human Resources staff endeavors to consistently provide accurate, timely and helpful information and assistance. The Human Resource Management team consists of the Human Resources Officer and a Human Resources Specialist.
Administrative Services and Financial Management
The Administrative Services and Financial Management office is responsible for a wide range of functions, from contracts and procurements to financial management. This office manages all logistical operations, including mail services, property management, and the procurement of supplies, furniture, and equipment. This office also develops and maintains service contracts for office equipment, coordinates space and facility needs, and provides other support that affects the everyday functioning of the organization. Further, this office formulates, executes, and monitors the office budget, ensuring proper management controls are in place over the expenditure of all funds and providing management with periodic reports on the allocation of resources and status of funds. Finally, this office manages the prompt payment of invoices, expenditure documents, travel, and timekeeping. The Administrative Services and Financial Management team consists of a Supervisory Administrative Services Specialist, Assistant Administrative Services Specialist, Budget Officer, and Budget Analyst.
Information Technology Management
The Information Technology (IT) Management office is responsible for managing data and computer equipment. This office performs a wide range of functions to support the needs of the district. The IT office manages all IT equipment, including office servers, computers, multi-functional printers, and mobile devices. This office also provides communications and case management support through a networked computer system. Functions offered through the network include word processing, document management, electronic mail, web services, electronic voice over internet protocol (eVoIP) telecommunications, and mobile device support. Finally, this office oversees other administrative functions, such as visitor and mail operations, security and access systems, and equipment inventory. The IT Management team consists of a Supervisory Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Specialist, and Administrative Service Assistant.