What We Do
The Office of the Executive Director (OED) oversees and directs the executive and administrative operations of the Commission and advises the Chairman of potential issues and concerns in the areas of management studies and related financial reviews, productivity, and performance audits. Learn More
- Planning and evaluation;
- Productivity/workload/resource tracking;
- Financial and resource management;
- Human resources and payroll services;
- Travel operations;
- Printing procurement and publishing services;
- Library services;
- Directives and delegations of authority;
- Management of facilities, security, supplies, and transportation;
- Visual information services;
- Strategic planning;
- Agency performance; and
- Information technology.
Equal Employment Opportunity Advisor
The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisor develops, manages and directs the Commission's affirmative employment planning, and EEO discrimination complaint processing programs. This Staff is concerned with equal employment opportunity, and ensures that employees and applicants for employment are treated without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, or mental/physical handicap. This Staff is also responsible for implementing programs designed to enhance the hiring and advancement of women, minorities, disabled veterans, and handicapped individuals.
EEO Policy Statements:
- ADR Policy Statement June 2020
- Anti Harassment Policy Statement June 2020
- FERC's Policy Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
- FERC'S Policy Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity
- FERC'S Policy Statement on Sexual Harassement
Major areas of responsibilities are:
- Develop and implement various equal employment opportunity plans, policies, and procedures; administer the EEO discrimination complaint processing system; make recommendations to top management; and take corrective actions as necessary.
- Coordinate with the Human Resources Division for EEO training of FERC managers/supervisors, and EEO counselors; and also provide counselors with necessary technical and legal advice. Ensure training and leadership of the EEO staff and special emphasis managers who are involved in the planning, counseling, investigation, and legal aspects of EEO.
- Supervise timely, fair and impartial processing of EEO discrimination complaints; negotiate informal resolution of complaints where possible; schedule/coordinate EEO investigation of formal complaints; provide fair and impartial advice on settlement proposals; prepare documents for the EEO Director’s signature; and maintain/secure all documents/files pertaining to discrimination complaints.
- Administer the EEO counseling program including appointment and training of counselors.
- Develop, prepare and coordinate the Commission's annual affirmative employment plan for women, minorities, and the handicapped; assure compliance with the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, OPM, and other applicable laws/regulations; and furnish other EEO related reports as required.
- Process EEO discrimination complaints and give impartial advice to the EEO Director and the Chairman, when requested.
- Determine under representation of minorities/women, and coordinate with various offices and the Human Resources Division on various aspects of special employment programs.
- Coordinate and provide advice to the FERC Diversity Council.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisor is led by EEO Advisor Madeline H. Lewis.
Enterprise Planning and Coordination Staff
The Enterprise Planning and Coordination (EPAC) Staff is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in coordinating and planning FERC's strategic and risk management program; preparing, evaluating and reporting on the Commission's performance measures; and overseeing OED's internal program activities. EPAC advises and makes recommendations for improvement regarding management control systems, financial management, operational performance, and administrative processes. EPAC provides advisory support to assist in managing linkages between projects, identifying and controlling overall costs and mitigating comprehensive program risks.
The organization is led by the Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Carrie Anderson and consists of the following Staffs:
Chief Human Capital Officer
The Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) is the primary human capital advisor to the Executive Director, and is the technical expert on all human capital matters relating to the operations of the Commission. The CHCO is responsible for establishing policies to govern the development, management, administration, and coordination of the Commission’s overall human capital and human resources programs. Learn More
Major areas of responsibilities are:
- Provide administrative oversight and coordinate the activities of subordinate organizations; develops and communicates a vision for the attainment of goals and objectives as a cohesive, focused organizational entity; serve as a catalyst for innovation and creativity in analyzing and solving complex problems; fosters an environment conducive to teamwork and empowerment of supervisors and employees; and promotes and encourages diversity in subordinate organizations and throughout the Commission.
- Oversees the development of short- and long-range plans to meet organizational objectives; establish or revises program goals, institutes major modifications in organizational or functional structure; and approves key appointments or promotions to ensure the most efficient organization.
- Encourages personal and professional development among subordinates and provide opportunities for individuals to accomplish their goals in relation to the Commission; and utilizes special emphasis and employment programs to attain diversity among the staff; and is proactive in reaching affirmative action goals.
- Provides staff support and guidance to the Executive Director and other senior Commission leaders in the development and implementation of the Commission human resources programs; payroll, application and integration services and systems; and safety and security programs; and in the development of proper organizational and management structures.
- Administer a full-range operational human resources program consisting of position management and classification, recruitment and placement, pay administration, labor management relations, performance management, employee development and training, employee records, benefits and processing services, and data management related to human resources matters.
- Leads the Commission Human Capital Accountability Team and integrates the Commission’s human capital program into the strategic planning process.
- Provides the interface between the Commission and other Federal agencies on all human resources matters. Collaborates with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in determining the interest and needs of the Commission in terms of the Commission’s policies and procedures and promotes the Commission’s requirements where divergence is indicated.
- Provides an organizational analysis capability to Commission management in the development/improvement of the organization and management structure, coordinating the clearance and approval of changes through the Commission, as necessary.
- Serves as a trusted advisor to the Commission’s Executive Resources Board and Performance Review Boards. Responsibilities are both programmatic and operational. Conducts all activities required for both Executive Resource, as well as political appointees, including Non-Career Senior Executive Service and Schedule C positions.
- Provides a safe and secure working environment where Commission employees can be most productive.
- Establishes and utilizes business reengineering processes to gain greater effectiveness and efficiencies with the deployment of administrative and financial operations.
The organization is led by the Chief Human Capital Officer Eduardo Ribas, and consists of the following Divisions and Staffs:
Chief Information Officer
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) enables the strategic mission of the commission through the effective and efficient implementation of Information Technology (IT). The CIO establishes and utilizes IT as a resource multiplying strategy to provide better quality information and faster service for Commission internal and external customers. The CIO develops, coordinates, and maintains Commission-wide strategic and business IT plans, develops the IT enterprise architecture, and ensures that all IT initiatives support all aspects of the Commission business plan and are compliant with OMB directives. The CIO oversees and facilitates information design and architecture for effective and efficient use of data.
The organization is led by the Chief Information Officer Mittal Desai and consists of the following Divisions:
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer manages all the financial functions and programs of the Commission, on behalf of the Executive Director. Oversees budget planning, development and execution. Oversees the use of appropriated funds through the use of the Commission’s accounting and other auxiliary financial systems. Authorizes disbursements of Commission funds and the collection and deposit of all funds due to the Commission. Provides financial management and travel expertise and services to the Commission. Oversees the performance of all operational management responsibilities for procurement and contract management in support of Commission programmatic and institutional requirements.
The organization is led by the Chief Financial Officer, William Douglas Foster, Jr., and consists of the following Divisions:
Chief Security Officer
The Chief Security Office oversees all aspects of security to include: law enforcement protective service operations, personnel security, physical security, and insider threat activities. The office develops and manages full spectrum safety and emergency preparedness programs to include continuity of operations plans (COOP), occupant emergency plans (OEP), and the administration of the Commission’s occupational safety and health (OSH) programs. The CSO also provides Commission-wide oversight, guidance, coordination, and advocacy for national security information related activities and facilities. Finally, the office is responsible for continuously evaluating and modifying its security, safety, and intelligence programs to ensure their effectiveness, compliance with government regulations, and coordination with local, state, federal and private partners Learn More
The organization is led by the Chief Security Officer, Mark Radlinski, and consists of the following Divisions and Staffs:
- Intelligence Coordination
- Mission Integrity
- Protective Operations
Anton C. PorterExecutive Director, Office of the Executive DirectorTelephone: 202-502-8300
William Douglas Foster, JrChief Financial Officer, Office of the Executive DirectorTelephone: 202-502-6118
Eduardo RibasChief Human Capital Officer, Office of the Executive DirectorTelephone: 202-502-6629
Mittal DesaiChief Information Officer, Office of the Executive DirectorTelephone: 202 502-6432
Mark RadlinskiChief Security Officer, Office of the Executive DirectorTelephone: 202-502-8614