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The mission of the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-In- Sentencing program is to enhance the ability of states to confine more violent offenders for longer periods of time and to encourage states to implement of truth-insentencing laws.

Executive Office for Weed and Seed (16.595)

Provides a coordinative function in bringing together Federal, State and local governments, the community, and the private sector to form a partnership to create a safe, drug-free environment. The core elements of the Weed and Seed strategy are enhanced law enforcement; community policing as a bridge between law enforcement and social revitalization efforts; prevention, early intervention, and treatment efforts; and neighborhood restoration, including opportunities for economic development. Weed and Seed is primarily a strategy rather than a grant program.

Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (16.601-16.603)

Responsible for the custody and care of inmates convicted to imprisonment for Federal crimes, the detention of individuals awaiting trial or sentencing in Federal court, and the confinement of the District of Columbia's sentenced felon population. To meet its mission of confining offenders and facilitating community re-entry, the BOP operates institutions at four security levels. (minimum, low, medium, and high) to meet the various security needs of its diverse inmate population, and has one maximum-security prison for the less than one percent of the inmates who require that level of security. It also has administrative facilities, such as pretrial detention centers and medical referral centers, that have specialized missions and confine offenders of all security levels. The nationwide prison system includes a Central Office (headquarters), 6 regional offices, and 28 community corrections offices. The Central Office and regional offices provide administrative oversight and support to the institutions and community corrections offices. Community corrections offices oversee community corrections centers and home confinement programs.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (16.710-16.711) The Office seeks to expand the number of police officers and improve cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and members of the community to enhance public safety. The agency provides grants which fund new officers' salaries, training in community policing and problem-solving, and other innovative programs designed to bring law enforcement agencies into partnership with members of the community to address local crime problems.

Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education (OPCLEE) (16.712)

Provides college educational assistance to students who commit to public service in law enforcement and scholarships with no service commitment to dependents of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (17.002-17.005)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. BLS collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates data relating to employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the labor force; prices and family expenditures; wages; other worker compensation, and industrial relations; productivity and technological change; and occupational safety and health. Most data are collected in surveys conducted by BLS, the Bureau of the Census (on a contract basis), or on a cooperative basis with State agencies. BLS strives to have its data satisfy a number of criteria, including relevance to current social and economic issues; timeliness in reflecting today's rapidly changing economic conditions; accuracy and consistently high statistical quality; and impartiality in both subject matter and presentation. The Bureau has no enforcement or regulatory functions. The basic data (practically all supplied voluntarily by business establishments and members of private households) are issued; in news releases, in periodicals, including the "Monthly Labor Review," the "CPI Detailed Report," "PPI Detailed Report," "Employment and Earnings," and "Occupational Outlook Quarterly," and in other print publications, including the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data are also made available via the Internet, automated telephone message systems, fax-on-demand, and direct contact with BLS staff. Office of Labor-Management Standards (LMS) (17.140)

The Office of Labor-Management Standards conducts criminal and civil


investigations to safeguard the financial integrity of unions and to ensure union democracy, and conducts investigate audits of labor unions to uncover and remedy criminal and civil violations of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and related studies.

Employee Benefits Security Administration (17.150)

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), (88 Stat. 829; 29 U.S.C. 1001 note), requires administrators of private pension and welfare plans to provide plan participants with easily understandable summaries of plans; to file those summaries in the Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs; and to report annually on the financial operation of the plans and bonding of persons charged with handling plan funds and assets. Plan Administrators must also meet strict fiduciary responsibility standards which are enforced by the Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs. Vesting, participation, and funding standards are, for the most part, administered by the Internal Revenue Service. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) (17.201-17.254, 17.25717.261, 17.262-17.266, 17.267)

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers and oversees a number of programs designed to assist unemployed, unskilled, dislocated workers and the economically disadvantaged get the job training and other services needed to become fully productive members of society, while improving the skills and productivity of those already employed. ETA fulfills a wide range of responsibilities assigned to the Secretary of Labor relating to employment services, job training, and unemployment insurance. ETA funds training programs which enable workers to attain the skills needed for employment; administers a Federal-State employment service system which helps people find jobs and employers find workers. It also offers wage replacement programs for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, such as the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs. Special efforts are made to address the unique job market problems of groups having difficulty entering or returning to the work force, such as older workers, school dropouts, displaced homemakers and individuals with disabilities. ETA also is responsible for promoting apprenticeship standards and programs and conducting programs of research, development and evaluation. The Job Training Partnership Act, enacted in 1982, is designed to provide training and related education and employment services to economically disadvantaged adults and youth to ensure that they have the required marketable skills leading to productive, unsubsidized employment. JTPA also provides reemployment and retraining services for workers dislocated through plant closings or mass layoffs. Block grants are provided to the States and U.S. territories for the operation of the program. JTPA provides for a summer youth employment and training program and Job Corps as well as special activities which offer basic skills training, job training and support services for special targeted groups such as Native Americans, and seasonal and migrant farmworkers. Implementing regulations for JTPA issued by the Department of Labor are contained in Title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 626-638 and 675-684. Effective July 1, 2000, JTPA is repealed and replaced by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIA establishes, with States and local communities, a revitalized workforce investment system that provides workers with the information, advice, job search assistance, and training they need to get and keep good jobs, and provides employers with skilled workers. WIA is administered through State and local Workforce Investment Boards and required partnerships of local One-Stop Career Centers. Funds are used for youth, adult and dislocated worker employment and training activities. The Act also authorizes a number of national programs and the Job Corps. The U.S. Employment Service (ES) seeks to match workers looking for employment with employers seeking workers, and is operated by the States. Programs such as Alien Labor Certification are also administered under the ES by Stat ES agencies through reimbursement agreements with the Department of Labor. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), or Older Worker Program is authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965. It provides subsidized part-time community service work for unemployed low-income people ages 55 and over. The Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training is responsible for ensuring that programs funded through ETA are free from unlawful discrimination, fraud, and abuse. It is the policy of ETA to ensure full compliance with constitutional, statutory, and regulatory provisions and to promote equal opportunity, affirmative action, and fund integrity in programs to which ETA extends financial assistance.


Employment Standards Administration (ESA) (17.301-17.310)

Administers and directs employment standards programs dealing with: minimum wage and overtime standards; registration of farm labor contractors; determining prevailing wage rates to be paid on Government contracts and subcontracts; nondiscrimination and affirmative action for minorities, women, veterans, and handicapped workers on Government contracts and subcontracts; and workers' compensation programs for Federal and certain private employers and employees and, administers provisions of various laws that seek to ensure basic standards of democracy and fiscal responsibility in labor organizations representing employees in private industry, in the U.S. Postal Service, and in certain Federal employee organizations.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (17.500-17.503)
Develops and promulgates occupational safety and health standards; develops and
issues regulations; conducts investigations and inspections to determine the status
of compliance with safety and health standards and regulations; and issues
citations and proposes penalties for noncompliance with safety and health
standards and regulations.

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) (17.600-17.602)
Develops and promulgates mandatory safety and health standards, ensures
compliance with such standards, assesses civil penalties for violations, investigates
accidents, cooperates with and provides assistance to the States in the
development of effective State mine safety and health programs, improves and
expands training programs in cooperation with the States and the mining
industry, and, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services
contributes to the improvement and expansion of mine health research and
development. All of these activities are aimed at preventing and reducing mine
accidents and occupational diseases in the mining industry.

Office of the Secretary, Women's Bureau (17.700)

Formulates standards and policies that promote the welfare of wage earning
women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, advance
their opportunities for profitable employment, and investigate and report on all
matters pertinent to the welfare of women in industry. <104Office of Disability
Employment Policy (17.720) Established to bring a heightened and permanent
long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities.
This is achieved through policy analysis, technical assistance, development of
best practices, and outreach to persons with disabilities and employers. The Office
develops and implements innovative pilot programs that integrate both youth
and adults with signficant disabilities into mainstream workforce programs.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and
Training (17.801-17.807)

through the Services' national office and field staff. Certain other Service staff
also administer the veterans Uniformed Services Employment and
Reemployment Rights Act program. They provide assistance to help restore job,
seniority, and pension rights to veterans following absences from work for active
military service and to protect employment and retention rights of members of
the Reserve or National Guard. Other staff provide assistance to preference
eligible veterans to ensure that they are not denied their veterans' preference
benefits (preference in Federal government hiring and preference retention in
reduction in force (RIF), under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act

Office of Disability Employment Policy (17.720)

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national
leadership on disability employment policy to the Department of Labor (DOL)
and other Federal agencies. ODEP was established to bring a heightened,
permanent focus to address the significant employment obstacles faced by
individuals with disabilities and to ensure coordination among Federal agencies on
matters related to or affecting people with disabilities. ODEP¿s research provides
new knowledge used to develop evidence-based disability employment policies and
practices for dissemination to workforce systems and partners. ODEP works to
achieve its mission through collaborating on inter- and intra-agency initiatives,
commissions, councils, and workgroups; building partnerships with Federal, state,
local, and non-governmental stakeholders; reviewing Federal legislation and
policies; designing and conducting research studies; highlighting and promoting
policies and practices that increase the employment of people with disabilities;
and implementing education and outreach initiatives. ODEP's stakeholders
include Federal, state, and local government agencies, private and public
employers and their employees, educational and training institutions, individuals
with disabilities and their families, and the disability community.
longshore and harbor workers' compensation

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Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific
Affairs (19.204)

Provides for the reimbursement of losses incurred as a result of the seizure of
United States commercial fishing vessels by a foreign country in territorial waters
or on the high seas not recognized by the United States.
Bureau of Intelligence and Research (19.300)

The Bureau of Intelligence and Research coordinates programs of intelligence,
research, and analysis for the Department and for other Federal agencies, and
produces intelligence studies and current intelligence analyses essential to foreign
policy determination and execution. In addition, the Bureau, through its Office

other Federal agencies on a wide range of matters relating to Government
contractual and private foreign affairs research.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (19.400-19.425)
Conducts a wide variety of communication activities, from academic and cultural
exchanges to press, radio, television, film, seminar, library, and cultural center
programs, abroad in order to strengthen foreign understanding of American
society, obtain greater support of U.S. policies, and increase understanding
between the United States and other countries.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (VETS) is responsible for the administration, formulating and implementation of policy and procedures affecting veterans as well as veteran¿s employment and training programs nationwide. VETS serves as a national leader on Veterans policy and procedure to the Department of Labor (DOL) and other Federal agencies. VETS fulfills a wide range of obligations prescribed by the Secretary of of Research, maintains liaison with cultural and educational institutions and with Labor regudarding the employment and training needs of service-connected disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, and veterans recently separated from military service. The VETS staff works closely with and provides technical assistance to State Employment Security Agencies and Job Training Partnership Act grant recipients to ensure that veterans are provided the priority services required by law. They also coordinate with employers, labor unions, veterans' service organizations, and community organizations through planned public information and outreach activities. Federal contractors are provided management assistance in complying with their veterans affirmative action and reporting obligations. Also administered by the Assistant Secretary through the Service is the Job Training Partnership Act, Title IV, Part C grant program designed to meet the employment and training needs of service-connected disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, and veterans recently separated from military service. Job Training Partnership Act grants are awarded and monitored through the Services' national office and field staff. The Assistant Secretary also administers through the Service the Homeless Veterans Reintegration project grant program to provide employment, training, housing assistance, and supportive services to help homeless veterans reenter mainstream society. Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project grants are awarded and monitored

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (20.100-20.109)

Regulates air commerce in a manner that promotes its development and safety
and fulfills the requirements of national defense; controls the use of navigable
airspace of the United States and regulates both civil and military operations in
such airspace in the interest of safety and efficiency; promotes, encourages, and
develops civil aeronautics; consolidates research and development with respect to
air navigation facilities; installs and operates air navigation facilities; develops
and operates a common system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil
and military aircraft; and develops and implements, programs and regulations to


control aircraft noise, sonic boom, and other environmental effects of civil aviation.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (20.205, 20.215, 20.219) Coordinates highways with other modes of transportation to achieve the most effective balance of transportation systems and facilities under cohesive Federal transportation policies pursuant to the Act. FHWA is concerned with the total operation and environment of highway systems, including highway safety. In administering its highway transportation programs, it gives full consideration to the impacts of highway development and travel; transportation needs; engineering and safety aspects; social, economic, and environmental effects; and project costs. It ensures balanced treatment of these factors by utilizing a systematic, interdisciplinary approach in providing for safe and efficient highway transportation.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (20.217-20.218) Under the authority of the motor carrier safety provisions of Title 49 of the United States Code, the agency exercises Federal regulatory jurisdiction over the safety performance of all commercial motor carriers engaged in interstate commerce. It deals with more than 500,000 carriers, approximately 13,000 passenger carriers and 42,000 hazardous material carriers. The primary mission of the Agency is to improve the safety of commercial vehicle operations on our nation's highways. To accomplish this mission the FMCSA focuses its efforts on reducing the number and severity of large truck-involved crashes through safety regulation and research, safety in commercial operations through training and enforcement, improvements to the commercial driver's license program, and enhancing highway and transportation systems infrastructure. To accomplish these activities, the FMCSA works closely in partnership with other Federal and State agencies, private organizations and individuals. The FMCSA works with various governmental agencies, the commercial motor vehicle industry and other interested groups to promote truck and bus safety by addressing vehicle safety issues such as the mechanical condition of trucks and buses, infrastructure improvements including high profile grade crossings, and commercial operations such as commercial driver license and hours- of-service regulations. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) (20.301-20.313) Promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations, administer railroad financial assistance programs, conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities. Railroad Safety: The Administration administers and enforces the Federal laws and related regulations designed to promote safety on railroads; exercises jurisdiction over all areas of rail safety under the Rail Safety Act of 1970, such as track maintenance, inspection standards, equipment standards, and operating practices. It also administers and enforces regulations resulting from railroad safety legislation for locomotives, signals, safety appliances, power brakes, hours of service, transportation of explosives and other dangerous articles, and reporting and investigation of railroad accidents. Railroad and related industry equipment, facilities, and records are inspected and required reports reviewed. Research and Development: A ground transportation research and development program is administered to advance all aspects of intercity ground transportation and railroad safety pertaining to the physical sciences and engineering, in order to improve railroad safety and ensure that railroads continue to be a viable national transportation resource. Transportation Test Center: This 50-square-mile facility, located near Pueblo, CO, provides testing for advanced and conventional systems and techniques designed to improve ground transportation. The facility has been managed and staffed for the Administration by the Association of American Railroads since October 1, 1982. The United States and Canadian Governments and private industry use this facility to explore, under controlled conditions, the operation of both conventional and advanced systems. It is used by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration for testing of urban rapid transit vehicles. Policy: Program management for new and revised policies, plans and projects related to railroad transportation economics, finance, system planning, and operations is provided; appropriate studies and analyses are performed; relevant tests, demonstrations, and evaluations are conducted; and labor/management programs are evaluated. Analyses of issues before regulatory agencies are carried out and recommendations are made to the Secretary as to the positions to be


taken by DOT. Passenger and Freight Services: The Administration administers a program of Federal assistance for national, regional, and local rail services. Programs include rail freight service assistance programs; rail service continuation programs and State rail planning; and rail passenger service on a national, regional, and local basis. The agency also administers programs to develop, implement, and administer rail system policies, plans and programs for the Northeast Corridor in support of applicable provisions of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (45 U.S.C. 501), and related legislation.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) (20.500-20.518)

Assists in the development of improved mass transportation facilities, equipment, techniques, and methods, with the cooperation of mass transportation companies both public and private; encourages the planning and establishment of areawide urban mass transportation systems needed for economical and desirable urban development, with the cooperation of mass transportation companies both public and private; and provides assistance to State and local governments and their instrumentalities in financing such systems, to be operated by public or private mass transportation companies as determined by local needs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (20.600-20.605) Carries out programs relating to the safety performance of motor vehicles and related equipment, motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians and a uniform nationwide speed limit under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 718), as amended. Under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Saving Act (86 Stat. 947), as amended, the Administration carries out programs and studies aimed at reducing economic losses in motor vehicle crashes and repairs, through general motor vehicle programs; administers the Federal odometer law, and promulgates average fuel economy standards for passenger and nonpassenger motor vehicles. Under the authority of the Clean Air amendments of 1970 (84 Stat. 1700), the Administration certifies as to the consistency of Environmental Protection Agency State grants with any highway safety program developed pursuant to section 402 of Title 23 of the United States Code. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was established to carry out a congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from traffic accidents on the Nation's highways and to provide motor vehicle damage susceptibility and ease of repair information, motor vehicle inspection demonstrations, and protection of purchasers of motor vehicles having altered odometers, and to provide average standards for greater vehicle mileage per gallon of fuel for vehicle under 10,000 pounds (gross vehicle weight).

Pipeline and hazardous Materials Safety Administration (20.700-20.703) Responsible for a number of programs involving safety regulation, emergency preparedness, and research and development. Emphasis is given to hazardous material transportation and pipeline safety, transportation emergency preparedness, and safety training.

Maritime Administration (20.801-20.813)

Administers programs to aid in the development, promotion, and operation of the U.S. Merchant Marine; organizes and directs emergency merchant ship operations; administers subsidy programs through the Maritime Subsidy Board, under which the Federal government, subject to statutory limitations, pays the difference between certain costs of operating ships under the U.S. flag and foreign competitive flags on essential services, and the difference between the costs of constructing ships in U.S. and foreign shipyards; provides financing guarantees for the construction, reconstruction, and reconditioning of ships; and enters into capital construction fund agreements which grant tax deferrals on moneys to be used for the acquisition, construction, or reconstruction of ships; constructs or supervises the construction of merchant-type ships for the Federal government; it helps industry generate increased business for U.S. ships and conducts programs to develop ports, facilities, and internodal transport, and to promote domestic shipping. Administers a War Risk Insurance program insuring operators and seamen against losses caused by hostile action if domestic commercial insurance is not available; Under emergency conditions, charters Government-owned ships to U.S. operators, requisitions or procures ships owned by U.S. citizens, and allocates them to meet defense needs. It maintains a National Defense Reserve Fleet of

Government-owned ships that it operates through general agents when required in national defense interests. An element of this activity is the Ready Reserve


Force consisting of a number of ships available for quick-response activation; regulates sales to aliens and transfers to foreign registry of ships that are fully or partially owned by U.S. citizens; also disposes of Government-owned ships found nonessential for national defense; operates the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, where young people are trained to become merchant marine officers, and conducts training in shipboard firefighting at Earle, NJ, and Toledo, OH. It also administers a Federal assistance program for the maritime academies operated by California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Texas.

Office of the Secretary (20.900-20.908)

Develops and evaluates public policy related to the transportation industries and their economic regulation; assures that the Department's regulatory programs remain consistent with established policy and maintains oversight of all departmental safety regulatory actions; proposes and coordinates on transportation-related legislation involving the private sector; provides analyses of current and emerging transportation policy issues to assess their economic and institutional implication, particularly with regard to Federal assistance, public trust funds, user charges, nondiscrimination of the handicapped in the provision of public transportation services, and energy and environmental aspects; undertakes studies and analyses to aid in the resolution of safety problems; develops policies to support the Department in aviation and maritime multilateral and bilateral negotiations with foreign governments and participates on the U.S. negotiating delegations; develops policies on a wide range of international transportation and trade matters; furnishes guidance to the United States Trade Representative's Trade Policy Committee in efforts to improve the U.S. balance of payments; coordinates efforts to combat transport-related terrorist acts and drug smuggling; arranges and coordinates cooperative agreements with foreign governments for the exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and technical information; provides assistance to the Agency for International Development's transportation programs in developing countries; and participates on the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation. The Assistant Secretary also: develops, coordinates, and carries out U.S. Government policy relating to the economic regulation of the airline industry, including licensing of U.S. and foreign carriers to serve in international air transportation and carrier fitness determinations; processes and resolves complaints concerning unfair competitive practices in international fares, rates, and tariff filings; establishes international and intra-Alaska mail rates; and determines the disposition of requests for approval and immunization from the antitrust laws of international aviation agreements. The Assistant Secretary also administers the essential air service program, which involves: establishing appropriate subsidy levels for subsidized carriers; processing applications to terminate, suspend, or reduce air service below the defined essential level; determining which carrier among various applicants should be selected to provide subsidized service; and continuously reviewing essential air service definitions for each community.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (20.920)

Supports the development of transportation statistics and actively promotes research activities in the field of transportation statistics. Conducts and publishes transportation studies in support of Department program evaluation efforts. Provides mathematical, statistical, cartographic and support to other Department



Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (21.003-21.008) Administers and enforces the Internal Revenue laws and related statutes, except those relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives. The IRS mission is to encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance with the tax laws and regulations and to conduct itself so as to warrant the highest degree of public confidence in the integrity and efficiency of the Service. Accomplishment of this mission involves advising the public of its rights and responsibilities; communicating requirements of the law to the public; assisting taxpayers in complying with the laws and regulations, and taking those enforcement actions necessary for fair, effective, and impartial tax administration. Basic IRS activities include ensuring satisfactory resolution of taxpayer complaints, providing taxpayer service and education; determination, assessment, and collection of internal revenue taxes; determination of pension plan qualifications and exempt organization status; and preparation and issuance

of rulings and regulations to supplement the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Under Secretary for Domestic Finance (21.020-21.021)

Advises and assists the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the areas of domestic finance, banking, and other related economic matters. These

responsibilities include the development of policies and guidance for Treasury Department activities in the areas of financial institutions, Federal debt finance, financial regulation, and capital markets.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (21.053)

Enforces and administers firearms and explosives laws, as well as those covering the production, use, and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products. The objective of the Bureau's programs is to maximize voluntary compliance with these laws, and to minimize willful and involuntary violations of the laws. To achieve these goals, the Bureau is divided into two basic functions: criminal enforcement and regulatory enforcement. The objectives of the criminal enforcement activity are to eliminate illegal possession and use of firearms, destructive devices, and explosives; suppress the interstate trafficking in illicit distilled spirits; suppress the interstate trafficking in contraband cigarettes; and assist State and local law enforcement agencies in reducing crime and violence. The regulatory enforcement activity determines and assures full collection of revenue due from legal alcohol and tobacco industries; fulfills the Bureau's responsibility in the prevention of commercial bribery, consumer deception, and other improper trade practices in the distilled spirits industry; assists other Federal, State, and local governmental agencies in the resolution of problems relating to industrial development, ecology, and revenue protection; ensures that categories of persons prohibited by law from manufacturing, importing, or dealing in firearms and explosives do not obtain a license or permit; ensures that storage facilities for explosives are safe and secure, to avoid presenting a hazard to the public, and that explosives are properly stored in such facilities; and ensures that the audit trail is preserved to permit the tracing of firearms used in the commission of crimes and full accountability for explosive materials.

United States Secret Service (21.100)

Detects and arrests any person committing any offense against the laws of the United States relating to coins, currency, and other obligations, and securities of the United States and of foreign governments; detects and arrests any person violating any of the provisions of Sections 508, 509, and 871 of Title 18 of the United States Code; executes warrants issued under the authority of the United States; carry firearms; and perform such other functions and duties as are authorized by law. In addition, subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect the person of the President of the United States, the members of his immediate family, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the Office of President, the immediate family of the Vice President, the VicePresident-elect, major Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, former Presidents and their wives during his lifetime, widows of former Presidents until their death or remarriage, and minor children of a former President until they reach age 16, and visiting heads of a foreign state or foreign government. APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION (23.001-23.011) The Appalachian Regional Commission is a Federal-State governmental agency concerned with the economic, physical, and social development of the 13-State Appalachian region, which includes parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and all of West Virginia. The comprehensive goals of the Commission are to provide the people of Appalachia with the health and skills they need to compete for opportunities and to develop a self-sustaining economy and environment capable of supporting a population with rising incomes and standards of living and increasing employment opportunities. To accomplish this task, the Commission has concentrated on areas of development in which there remain great needs throughout the region: community development and housing, education, the environment, health and child development, industrial development and management, tourism, and transportation.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM) (27.001-27.013) Administers a merit system for Federal employment, which includes recruiting, examining, training, and promoting people on the basis of their knowledge and

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skills, regardless of their race, religion, sex, political influence, or other nonmerit factors. OPM's role is to ensure that the Federal government provides an array of personnel services to applicants and employees. Through a range of programs designed to develop and encourage the effectiveness of the Government employee, OPM supports Government program managers in their personnel management responsibilities and provides benefits to employees and to retired employees and their survivors.


Collects and studies information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or, national origin,

or in the administration of justice in such areas as voting rights, enforcement of Federal civil rights laws, and equality of opportunity in education, employment, and housing.


Eliminates discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in hiring, promotion, firing, wages, testing, training, apprenticeship, and all other conditions of employment. The Commission also promotes voluntary action programs by employers, unions, and community organizations to make equal employment opportunity an actuality. EEOC also has oversight responsibility for all compliance and enforcement activities relating to equal employment opportunity among Federal employees and applicants, including discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) (32.001) Regulates interstate and foreign communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. It is responsible for the orderly development and operation of broadcast services and the provision of rapid, efficient nationwide and worldwide telephone and telegraph services at reasonable rates. Its responsibilities also include the use of communications for promoting safety of life and property and for strengthening the national defense.

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION (FMC) (33.001) Regulates the waterborne foreign and domestic offshore commerce of the United States, assures that United States international trade is open to all nations on fair and equitable terms, and protects against unauthorized, concerted activity in the waterborne commerce of the United States. This is accomplished through maintaining surveillance over steamship conferences and common carriers by water; assuring that only the rates on file with the Commission are charged; conducting analysis and appropriate disposition of agreements between persons subject to the Shipping Act of 1984 and the Shipping Act, 1916; guaranteeing equal treatment to shippers, carriers, and other persons subject to the shipping statutes; and ensuring that adequate levels of financial responsibility are maintained for indemnification of passengers.


Assists labor and management in resolving disputes bargaining contract negotiation through voluntary mediation and arbitration services; provides training to unions and management in cooperative processes to improve longterm relationship under the Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978, including Federal sector partnership training authorized by Executive Order 12871; provides alternative dispute resolution services and training to government agencies, including the facilitation of regulatory negotiations under Administrative Dispute Resolution and Negotiated Rulemaking Acts of 1990; awards competitive grants to joint labor-management committees to encourage innovative approaches to cooperative efforts.


Maintains competitive enterprise as the keystone of the American economic system. Although the duties of the Commission are many and varied, the foundation of public policy underlying all these duties is essentially the same: to prevent the free enterprise system from being fettered by monopoly or restraints on trade or corrupted by unfair or deceptive trade practices. In brief, the Commission is charged with keeping competition both free and fair. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Rural Utilities Service (RUS) (10.760, 10.770, 10.850-10.852, 10.855, 10.857, 10.858, 10.859)

Improves the quality of life in rural America by administering electrification, telecommunications, and water and waste disposal loans, grants and technical assistance programs in a service-oriented, forward-looking, and financially responsible manner. These programs serve to develop and maintain the basic infrastructure that is vital for health, education, and economic development in rural America.


Establishes policy and provides for the Government an economical and efficient of buildings, procurement and distribution of supplies, utilization and disposal of system for the management of its property including construction and operation

property, transportation, and travel management, and management of Government-wide information technology solutions and network services. GSA is organized much like a large corporation doing business in a number of different fields. It consists of operating services and supporting staff offices, with functions carried out at three levels of organization: The Central office, regional offices, and field activities. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of these offices.) Various publications and catalogs published by GSA include: 1) The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance published jointly by GSA and the Office of Management and Budget; and 2) the Consumer Information Catalog which lists selected Federal publications of interest to consumers. GSA also administers the Federal Information Centers (FCIC) which are focal points for Information about the Federal government's services, programs, and regulations (see Appendix V of the Catalog for more information on FCIC's).


Executes orders for printing and binding placed by Congress and the departments and establishments of the Federal government. It furnishes blank paper, inks, and similar supplies to all governmental activities on order. It prepares catalogs and distributes and sells Government publications. GPO invites bids from commercial suppliers on a wide variety of printing and binding services, awards and administers contracts, and maintains liaison between ordering agencies and contractors. GPO sells through mail orders and Government bookstores approximately 10,000 publications that originate in various Government agencies, and administers the depository library program through which selected Government publications are made available in libraries throughout the country. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (42.001-42.008)

Under the organic law, the Library's first responsibility is service to Congress. One department, the Congressional Research Service, functions exclusively for the legislative branch of the Government. As the Library has developed, its range of service has come to include the entire governmental establishment in all its branches and the public at large, so that it has become a national library for the United States. The Library's extensive collections are universal in scope. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) (43.001-43.002)

Conducts research to solve problems of flight within and outside Earth atmosphere. Develops, constructs, tests, and operates aeronautical and space vehicles. Conducts activities required for the exploration of space with manned and unmanned vehicles; arranges for the most effective utilization of the scientific and engineering resources of the United States with other nations engaged in aeronautical and space activities for peaceful purposes.

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION (NCUA) (44.001-44.002) The National Credit Union Administration Board is responsible for chartering, insuring, supervising, and examining Federal credit unions and administering the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. The Board also manages the Central Liquidity Facility, a mixed-ownership Government corporation whose purpose is to supply emergency loans to member credit unions.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA) (45.024 - 45.025) The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. The National Endowment for the Arts is the largest annual funder of the arts in the United States. An independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Arts is the official arts organization of the United States government. The National Endowment for the

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