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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

550 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20429

Phone, 202-393-8400

Board of Directors: ........

Chairman ........Andrew C. Hove, Jr., Acting

Vice Chairman ........(vacancy)

Directors ........(vacancy)

(Comptroller of the Currency) ........Eugene A. Ludwig

(Director, Office of Thrift Supervision) ........Jonathan L. Fiechter,


Acting

Officials: ........

Deputy to the Chairman ........Roger Hood

Deputy to the Director (Comptroller of the Currency) ........Thomas E.


Zemke

Deputy to the Director ........(vacancy)

Executive Secretary ........(vacancy)

General Counsel ........(vacancy)

Executive Director, Division of Resolutions and Supervision ........John


W. Stone

Director, Division of Resolutions ........Harrison Young

Director, Division of Supervision ........Stanley J. Poling

Director, Division of Depositor and Asset Services ........John F. Bovenzi

Director, Division of Finance ........Steven A. Seelig

Director, Division of Information Resources Management ........Carmen Sullivan

Director, Corporate Communications ........Alan J. Whitney

Director, Legislative Affairs ........Alice C. Goodman

Director, Research and Statistics ........William Roger Watson

Inspector General ........James Renick

Director, Consumer Affairs ........Janice M. Smith


Director, Personnel Management ........Alfred P. Squerrini

Director, Equal Employment Opportunity ........(vacancy)

Director, Training and Educational Services ........Jane Sartori

Director, Corporate Services ........James Watkins

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation promotes and preserves public


confidence in banks and protects the money supply by providing insurance
coverage for bank deposits and periodic examinations of insured
State-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was established


in 1933 as a mixed-ownership Government corporation by the Federal Reserve
Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1811 et seq.). Management is vested in a Board
of Directors consisting of five members -- one of whom is the Comptroller
of the Currency; one of whom is the Director of the Office of Thrift
Supervision; and three of whom are appointed by the President, with the
advice and consent of the Senate, with one designated as Chairman. The
headquarters office is located in Washington, DC. The regional field
offices include the Division of Liquidation, the Division of Resolutions,
and the Division of Supervision, each of which are headed by Directors.
Most FDIC field employees are bank exami ners or liquidators.

The Corporation does not operate on funds appropriated by


Congress. Its income is derived from assessments on deposits held by
insured banks and from interest on the required investment of its surplus
funds in Government securities. It also has authority to borrow from the
Treasury up to $30 billion for insurance purposes.

The Corporation was organized under authority of section 12B of


the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 264), approved June 16, 1933. On
September 21, 1950, section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended (12
U.S.C. 1811-1831), was withdrawn as pa rt of the Federal Reserve Act and
made a separate law known as the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. The act
also made numerous amendments to the former deposit insurance statutes.

The Corporation also administers the Savings Association


Insurance Fund (SAIF), which was established on August 9, 1989, under the
authority of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement
Act of 1989. The SAIF replaces the Feder al Savings and Loan Insurance
Corporation (FSLIC) as the insurer of deposits in savings and loan
associations.

Activities

The Corporation insures, up to the statutory limitation, the


deposits in national banks, in State banks that are members of the Federal
Reserve System, State banks that apply for Federal deposit insurance and
meet certain prescribed qualificatio ns, and savings and loans which are
members of the SAIF. In the event of a bank failure, the claim of each
depositor (up to $100,000) is promptly paid upon assignment to the
Corporation of the depositor's rights to recoveries to the extent of his
or her i nsured deposits.

The Corporation may make loans to or purchase assets from


insured depository institutions in order to facilitate mergers or
consolidations, when such action for the protection of depositors will
reduce risks or avert threatened loss to the agenc y. It may reopen a
closed insured depository institution or prevent the closing of an insured
depository institution when it considers the continued operation of such
institution essential to providing adequate banking services in the
community.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Act authorizes the Corporation to


terminate the insured status of a depository institution that continues,
after notice and hearing, to engage in unsafe and unsound banking
practices or in violation of law or regula tions; publish notice of such
termination; and regulate the manner in which the depository institution
shall give the required notice of such termination to depositors (whose
deposits in the bank at the time of termination continue to be insured for
2 yea rs).

The Corporation acts as receiver for all national banks placed


in receivership and for State banks placed in receivership when it is
appointed by State authorities.

To inform the public that the deposits of certain depository


institutions are insured, the Corporation prescribes rules and regulations
relating to the use of its name and symbol in advertising.

Other functions and activities performed in relation to insured


State banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System, except
banks in the District of Columbia, are to:

-- examine such banks periodically to determine their condition


for insurance purposes;

-- approve or disapprove mergers, consolidations, acquisitions,


and assumption transactions between insured banks where the resulting
banks are to be insured nonmember State banks;

-- approve or disapprove a proposal by a bank to establish and


operate a new branch or move its main office or any branch from one
location to another;

-- issue cease-and-desist orders to a bank or to a banker with


respect to specific violations or practices or, in situations involving
personal dishonesty, suspend or remove bank personnel responsible for such
actions, when corrective action is not obtainable by the State supervisory
authority;

-- require reports of changes in the ownership of outstanding


voting stock of a bank that will result in a change in control of the
bank, and reports of any loan secured by 25 percent or more of the stock;

-- require reports of condition, income, and other data of


banks;
-- require banks to install, maintain, and operate a level of
security designed to discourage robbery, burglary, and larceny and to
assist in the identification and apprehension of persons who commit such
acts; and

-- require compliance of banks with the Federal Reserve


regulations pertaining to truth in lending, cost disclosure on consumer
credit, and related areas.

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Regional Offices -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


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Supervision

Atlanta, GA (Suite 1200, 245 Peachtree Ctr. Ave. NE., 30303) ....... Lyle
A. Helgerson ....... 404-525-0308

Boston, MA (160 Gould St., Needham, MA 02194) ....... Paul H. Wiechman


....... 617-449-9080

Chicago, IL (Suite 3100, 30 S. Wacker Dr., 60606) ....... Simona L. Frank


....... 312-207-0210

Dallas, TX (Suite 1900, 1910 Pacific Ave., 75201) ....... Kenneth L.


Walker ....... 214-220-3342

Kansas City, MO (Suite 1500, 2345 Grand Ave., 64108) ....... James O.
Leese ....... 816-234-8000

Memphis, TN (Suite 1900, 5100 Poplar Ave., 38137) ....... (Vacancy)


....... 901-685-1603

New York, NY (21st Fl., 452 5th Ave., 10018) ....... Nicholas J. Ketcha,
Jr. ....... 212-704-1200

San Francisco, CA (Suite 2300, 25 Ecker St., 94105) ....... George J. Masa
....... 415-546-0160

Depositor/Asset Services

Chicago, IL (32d Fl., 30 S. Wacker Dr., 60606) ....... Bart L. Federici


....... 312-207-0200

Dallas, TX (Suite 1600, 1910 Pacific Ave., 75201) ....... Arthur Lorentzen
....... 214-754-0098

New York, NY (21st Fl., 452 5th Ave., 10018) ....... Thomas A. Beshara
....... 212-704-1200

San Francisco, CA (Suite 1900, 25 Ecker St., 94105) ....... Sandra Waldrop
....... 415-546-1810

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Sources of Information

Inquiries for information on the following subjects may be


directed to the specified office, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
550 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20429.

Bank Depositors and Customers

It is easiest for bank depositors and customers to obtain information


about deposit insurance at any insured bank, where explanatory material is
available. This is also true with respect to certain aspects of the
truth-in-len ding legislation that the Corporation administers in part.
Each bank regulatory agency has established a division of consumer affairs
to deal with questions of interest to bank depositors and customers. In
this connection, inquiries may be directed to the Director, Office of
Consumer Affairs, or the agency's toll-free consumer hotline,
1-800-424-5488.

Contracts and Procurement

Individuals seeking to do business with the Corporation may obtain


detailed information from the Support Services Section. Phone,
202-898-3661.

Employment

The Corporation has a continuing college recruitment program. Information


about this program, employment inquiries and applications, and related
requests should be directed to the Director, Office of Personnel
Management. Phone, 202-898-8890.

General Inquiries

Inquiries regarding types of records available to the public (including


records available under the Freedom of Information Act) should be directed
to the Office of the Executive Secretary (phone, 202-898-3811), or any
regional office.

For further information, contact the Corporate Communications Office,


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 Seventeenth Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20429. Phone, 202-898-6996.

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463

Phones: 202-219-3420; 800-424-9530 (toll-free)

Chairman ........Trevor Potter

Vice Chairman ........Danny L. McDonald


Commissioners ........Lee Ann Elliott, John Warren McGarry, Danny L.
McDonald, Joan D. Aikens

Statutory Officers: ........

Staff Director ........John C. Surina

General Counsel ........Lawrence M. Noble

The Federal Election Commission exercises exclusive jurisdiction in the


administration and civil enforcement of laws regulating the acquisition
and expenditure of campaign funds to ensure compliance by participants in
the Federal election campaign process . Its chief mission is to provide
public disclosure of campaign finance activities and effect voluntary
compliance by providing the public with information on the laws and
regulations concerning campaign finance.

The Federal Election Commission is an independent agency


established by section 309 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971,
as amended (2 U.S.C. 437c). It is composed of six Commissioners appointed
by the President with the advice and cons ent of the Senate and two ex
officio, nonvoting members -- the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of
the House of Representatives. The act also provides for two statutory
officers -- the Staff Director and the General Counsel -- who are
appointed by th e Commission.

Activities

The Commission administers and enforces the Federal Election


Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), and the Revenue
Act, as amended (26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.). These laws provide for the public
funding of Presidential elections, pub lic disclosure of the financial
activities of political committees involved in Federal elections, and
limitations and prohibitions on contributions and expenditures made to
influence Federal elections (Presidency, Senate, and House).

Public Funding of Presidential Elections

The Commission oversees the public financing of Presidential elections by


certifying Federal payments to primary candidates, general election
nominees, and national nominating conventions. It also audits recipients
of Federal funds and may require repayments to the U.S. Treasury if a
committee makes nonqualified campaign expenditures.

Disclosure

The Commission ensures the public disclosure of the campaign finance


activities reported by political committees supporting Federal candidates.
Committee reports, filed regularly, disclose where campaign money comes
from and how it is spent. Th e Commission places reports on the public
record within 48 hours after they are received and computerizes the data
contained in the reports.

Contribution Limits and Prohibitions


The Commission administers and enforces the law with respect to limits and
prohibitions on contributions and expenditures made to influence Federal
elections.

Voluntary Compliance

The Commission seeks voluntary compliance with the above provisions of the
law by providing information through a toll-free telephone line,
publications, seminars, regulations (which clarify the law), and advisory
opinions (which inte rpret the law in specific, factual situations).

Enforcement

The Commission has exclusive jurisdiction with respect to the civil


enforcement of the campaign finance laws. Possible violations of the law
are brought to the Commission's attention, either internally (through
report review procedures and aud its) or externally (through complaints
filed by the public or referrals from other government agencies). The
Commission seeks to resolve compliance matters through conciliation and
may bring suit when conciliation fails. It also defends the law in court.

Sources of Information

Clearinghouse on Election Administration

The Clearinghouse compiles and disseminates election administration


information related to Federal elections. It also conducts independent
contract studies on the administration of elections. For further
informatio n, call 202-219-3670, or 800-424-9530 (toll-free).

Congressional Affairs

Office This Office serves as primary liaison with Congress and executive
branch agencies. The Office is responsible for keeping Members of Congress
informed about Commission decisions and, in turn, for informing the
Commission on leg islative developments. For further information, call
202-219-4136, or 800-424-9530 (toll-free).

Employment

Inquiries regarding employment opportunities should be directed to the


Director, Personnel and Labor Management Relations. Phone, 202-219-4290,
or 800-424-9530 (toll-free).

General Inquiries

The Information Services Division provides information and assistance to


Federal candidates, political committees, and the general public. This
division answers questions on campaign finance laws, conducts workshops
and seminars on the l aw, and provides publications and forms. Those
seeking information or materials should call 202-219-3420, or 800-424-9530
(toll-free).

Media Inquiries

The Press Office answers inquiries from print and broadcast media sources
around the country, issues press releases on Commission actions and
statistical data, responds to informational requests, and distributes
other materials. All person s representing media should direct inquiries
to the Press Office. For further information, call 202-219-4155, or
800-424-9530 (toll-free).

Public Records

The Office of Public Records, located at 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC,
provides space for public inspection of all reports and statements
relating to campaign finance since 1972. It is open weekdays from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and has extende d hours during peak election periods. The public
is invited to visit the Office or obtain information by calling
202-219-4140, or 800-424-9530 (toll-free).

Reading Room

The library contains a collection of basic legal research resources, with


emphasis on political campaign financing, corporate and labor political
activity, and campaign finance reform. It is open to the public on
weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For further information, call
202-219-3312, or 800-424-9530 (toll-free).

For further information, contact Information Services, Federal Election


Commission, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463. Phone, 202-219-3420
or, toll-free, 800-424-9530.

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472

Phone, 202-646-4600

Director ........James Lee Witt

General Counsel ........John Carey

Chief Financial Officer ........Gary Johnson, Acting

Inspector General ........Russell F. Miller

Director, Office of Emergency Information and Public Affairs


........Maurice F. Goodman

Director, Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs ........Martha


S. Braddock

Associate Director, Response and Recovery Directorate ........Richard W.


Krimm

Associate Director, Operations Support Directorate ........John D. Hwang

Associate Director, Mitigation Directorate ........Richard Thomas Moore

Deputy Associate Director, Preparedness, Training and Exercises


Directorate ........Dennis Kwiatowski
Administrator, Federal Insurance Administration ........Elaine A.
McReynolds

Chief, Printing and Publications Division ........Weymouth Tini

Deputy Administrator, United States Fire Administration ........Frank H.


Thomas

[For the Federal Emergency Management Agency statement of organization,


see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44, Part 2]

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is the central agency within the
Federal Government for emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation,
response, and recovery. Working closely with State and local governments,
FEMA funds emergency programs, offers t echnical guidance and training,
and deploys Federal resources in times of catastrophic disaster. These
coordinated activities ensure a broad-based program to protect life and
property and provide recovery assistance after a disaster.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established


by Executive Order 12127 of March 31, 1979, consolidating the Nation's
emergency-related programs.

FEMA reports directly to the White House and manages the


President's Disaster Relief Fund, the source of most Federal funding
assistance after major disasters. FEMA's programs include response to and
recovery from major natural disasters and hum an-caused emergencies,
emergency management planning, flood-plain management, hazardous materials
planning, dam safety, and multihazard response planning. Other activities
include off-site planning for emergencies at commercial nuclear power
plants and th e Army's chemical stockpile sites, emergency food and
shelter funding for the homeless, plans to ensure the continuity of the
Federal Government during national security emergencies, and Federal
response to the consequences of major terrorist incidents.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and its National Fire


Academy (NFA) are a part of FEMA, providing national leadership in fire
safety and prevention. The Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) is also
a part of FEMA and manages the National F lood Insurance Program and crime
insurance programs. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) at
Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers centralized professional courses for the
Nation's emergency managers.

FEMA is responsible for coordinating Federal efforts to reduce


the loss of life and property through a comprehensive risk-based,
all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness,
response, and recovery. The agency also works to assure the effectiveness
and the availability of all-hazard systems and resources in coping with
manmade and natural disasters; consolidates the programs aimed at
preventing and mitigating the effects of potential disasters with the
programs designed t o deal with the disasters once they occur; coordinates
and plans for the emergency deployment of resources that are used on a
routine basis by Federal agencies; and helps to coordinate preparedness
programs with State and local governments, private indust ry, and
voluntary organizations. In addition, FEMA provides a Federal focus on
fire prevention and public fire safety education.

Activities

The principal activities of FEMA include:

Response and Recovery

This activity provides for the development and maintenance of an


integrated operational capability to respond to and recover from the
consequences of a disaster, regardless of its cause, in partnership with
other Federal agencies, St ate and local governments, volunteer
organizations, and the private sector.

Preparedness, Training, and Exercises

This activity provides policy guidance , financial and technical


assistance, training, and exercise support required to establish or
enhance all-hazard, risk-based emergency management capabilities of
Federal, State, and local governments.

Fire Prevention and Training

This activity prepares Federal, State, and local officials, their staffs,
emergency first responders, volunteer groups, and the public to meet the
responsibilities of domestic emergencies through planning, mitigation,
prepared ness, response, and recovery. The United States Fire
Administration has responsibility for all fire and emergency medical
service programs and training activities. Educational programs are
provided through the National Fire Academy at the National Emergen cy
Training Center and through the field fire training delivery systems.

Operations Support

This activity provides direct support and services which address the
common needs of all agency programs, such as administration, acquisition,
logistics, information systems, security, and specialized capabilities and
integration of the FEMA-wide networks.

Mitigation Programs

This activity provides for the development, coordination, and


implementation of policies, plans, and programs to eliminate or reduce the
long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards such as floods,
earthquakes, hurricanes, and dam failures. A goal of this activity is to
encourage and foster mitigation strategies at the State and local levels.

Executive Direction

This activity maintains a family protection program, utilizing private


sector and volunteer organizations to encourage and assist families and
neighborhoods to take actions to increase their emergency preparedness
capabilities; develop s strategies to address public information issues;
and provides staff and supporting resources for the general management and
administration of the agency in legal affairs, congressional and public
affairs, personnel, and financial management.

Regional Offices

Ten regional offices primarily carry out FEMA's programs at the


regional, State, and local levels. The regional offices are responsible
for accomplishing the national program goals and objectives of the Agency
and in supporting development of na tional policy.

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Regional Offices -- Federal Emergency Management Agency


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I.

Boston, MA (Rm. 442, J.W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse Bldg.,
02109-4595) ....... 617-223-9540

II.

New York, NY (Rm. 1337, 26 Federal Plz., 10278-0002) ....... 212-225-7209

III.

Philadelphia, PA (2d Fl., Liberty Sq. Bldg., 105 S. 7th St., 19106-3316)
....... 215-931-5608

IV.

Atlanta, GA (Suite 700, 2d Fl., Liberty Sq. Bldg., 1371 Peachtree St.,
30309-3108) ....... 404-853-4224

V.

Chicago, IL (4th Fl., 175 W. Jackson Blvd., 60604-2698) .......


312-408-5504

VI.

Denton, TX (Federal Regional Ctr., 800 N. Loop 288, 76201-3698) .......


817-898-5104

VII.

Kansas, MO (Rm. 200, 911 Walnut St., 64106-2085) ....... 816-283-7061

VIII.

Denver, CO (Bldg. 710, Denver Federal Ctr., Box 25267, 80225-0267) .......
303-235-4812
IX.

San Francisco, CA (Bldg. 105, Presidio of San Francisco, 94129-1250)


....... 415-923-7105

X.

Bothell, WA (Federal Regional Ctr., 130 228th St. SW., 98021-9796) .......
206-487-4765

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Sources of Information

Inquiries on the following subjects should be directed to the


appropriate office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C
Street SW., Washington, DC 20472.

Acquisition Services

Office of Acquisition Management. Phone, 202-646-3744.

Employment

Office of Human Resources Management. Phone, 202-646-3964.

Freedom of Information Act

Requests Office of General Counsel. Phone, 202-646-3840.

For further information, contact the Office of Emergency Information and


Public Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW.,
Washington, DC 20472. Phone, 202-646-4600.

FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD

1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20006

Phone, 202-408-2500

Board of Directors: ........

Chairman ........(vacancy)

Members: ........

(Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, ex officio) ........Henry G.


Cisneros

........Lawrence U. Costiglio

........(2 vacancies)

Housing and Urban Development Designee to the Board ........Nicolas P. Retsinas


Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
........Rita I. Fair

Assistant to the Board Director ........Melissa L. Allen

Officials: ........

Managing Director ........Rita I. Fair, Acting

Inspector General ........George Woloshyn

Director, District Banks Directorate ........(vacancy)

General Counsel and Director, Office of Legal and External Affairs


........Beth L. Climo

Director, Housing Finance Directorate ........Sylvia C. Martinez

Director, Office of Administration ........Patrick Pizzella

Director, Office of Policy and Research ........(vacancy)

Director, Office of Special Projects ........Thomas D. Sheehan, Acting

Executive Secretary ........Elaine L. Baker

[For the Federal Housing Finance Board statement of organization, see the
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 12, Part 900]

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The Federal Housing Finance Board is responsible for the administration


and enforcement of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, as amended.

The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) was


established on August 9, 1989, by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, as
amended by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement
Act of 1989 (FIRREA) (12 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.), as an independent
regulatory agency in the executive branch. The Finance Board succeeded the
Federal Home Loan Bank Board for those functions transferred to it by
FIRREA.

The Finance Board is governed by a five-member Board of


Directors. Four members are appointed by the President with the advice and
consent of the Senate for 7-year terms; one of whom is designated as
Chairman. The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
is the fifth member and serves in an ex officio capacity.

The Finance Board supervises the Federal Home Loan Banks created
by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act and issues regulations and orders for
carrying out the purposes of the provisions of that act. Savings
associations and other institutions specifi ed in section 4 of the act
that make long-term home-mortgage loans are eligible to become members of
a Federal Home Loan Bank. The Finance Board supervises the Federal Home
Loan Banks and ensures that they carry out their housing finance mission,
remain a dequately capitalized and able to raise funds in the capital
markets, and operate in a safe and sound manner. The functions of the
Finance Board with respect to the Banks and their members include:
implementing community-oriented mortgage lending and affo rdable housing
advance programs; prescribing rules and conditions upon which a Bank shall
be authorized to borrow; issuing consolidated Federal Home Loan Bank
bonds, notes, or debentures which are the joint and several obligations of
all Federal Home Loan Banks; requiring an annual financial audit of each
Bank; appointing six directors to the board of directors of each Bank and
conducting the election of the remaining directors by the members;
approving dividends paid to each Bank; and acting on applicati ons for
Bank membership.

The Finance Board is not subject to the appropriation process.


Its funds are neither appropriated nor derived from Government funds, and
are not subject to apportionment. The expenses of the Finance Board are
paid by assessment against the regio nal Federal Home Loan Banks, which
are deposited in a special account in the Treasury.

Financing Corporation

The Financing Corporation (FICO) was created by the Federal Home


Loan Bank Act as amended by the Competitive Equality Banking Act of 1987
(12 U.S.C. 1441), as a mixed-ownership Government corporation. FICO has a
three-member directorate, consist ing of the director of the Office of
Finance and two Federal Home Loan Bank presidents.

FICO operates under the authority of the Federal Housing Finance


Board. It issues debt securities in the capital markets and purchases
capital certificates of the Federal Savings and Loan Corporation
Resolution Fund.

Federal Home Loan Bank System

In 1932, the Federal Home Loan Bank Act created and authorized
the Federal Home Loan Bank System to provide a flexible credit reserve for
member savings institutions engaged in home mortgage lending.

Regional Banks

The System includes 12 regional Federal Home Loan Banks that are
mixed-ownership Government corporations. A board of directors, six of whom
are appointed by the Finance Board, manages the Banks. The Finance Board
conducts the election of th e remaining directors.

Capital and Funds

Member institutions, each of which is required to purchase stock, own the


capital stock of the Federal Home Loan Banks. The Banks obtain other
lendable funds through the issuance of consolidated obligations in the
money and capital marke ts, through time and demand deposits accepted from
member institutions, and from other Federal Home Loan Banks.

Operations

The Federal Home Loan Banks fulfill the responsibility of Congress and the
Finance Board by providing appropriate loans, referred to as advances, to
their members as a supplement to savings flows in meeting recurring
variations in the supply of , and demand for, residential mortgage credit.
Such loans, within the context of national housing goals, aid in
stabilizing those sectors of the housing and mortgage markets served by
the savings industry. The Banks also provide various services to member
institutions pursuant to the statutory authority contained in the Federal
Home Loan Bank Act.

The Office of Finance, located in Reston, Virginia, authorizes


the Banks to perform their debt marketing operations, liquidity portfolio
management, and financial forecasting. The Office also coordinates
financial planning for the Bank System.

Eligible Institutions

The types of institutions eligible to become members of the Federal Home


Loan Banks are savings, building and loan, and homestead associations;
savings and cooperative banks; insurance companies; and other insured
depository institut ions that satisfy the statutory requirements.

Power to Borrow

Consolidated Federal Home Loan Bank obligations, which are the joint and
several liabilities of all the Banks, are issued by the Finance Board in
the form of notes or bonds. Although the Banks are instrumentalities of
the United States, su ch securities are not obligations of, and are not
guaranteed by, the United States.

Sources of Information

Requests for information relating to human resources and


procurement should be sent to the Office of Administration, Federal
Housing Finance Board, 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Freedom of
Information Act and any other information req uests should be directed to
the Executive Secretary at the same address.

For further information, contact the Executive Secretariat, Federal


Housing Finance Board, 1777 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. Phone,
202-408-2837; or fax, 202-408-2895.

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

607 Fourteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20424-0001

Phone, 202-482-6550

Chairman ........Jean McKee

Chief Counsel ........Susan D. McCluskey

Public Affairs Specialist ........Francisco Martinez-Alvarez

Director, Labor-Management Cooperation ........Christina S. Merchant

Director of Case Control ........Alicia N. Columna


Member ........Tony Armendariz

Chief Counsel ........Steven H. Svartz

Executive Assistant ........Christopher J. Yost

Member ........Pamela Talkin

Chief Counsel ........Barbara B. Franklin

Chief Administrative Law Judge ........John H. Fenton

Solicitor ........David M. Smith

Executive Director ........Solly J. Thomas, Jr.

Director of Information Resources and Research Services ........Harold D.


Kessler

Director of Administration ........Clyde B. Blandford, Jr.

Inspector General ........Joseph Suszko, Acting

Office of the General Counsel ........

General Counsel ........Joseph Swerdzewski

Executive Assistant ........Carol W. Pope

Director of Operations and Resources Management ........(vacancy)

Assistant General Counsel, Legal Policy and Advice ........David L. Feder

Deputy Director of Operations, Field Management ........Nancy A. Speight

Assistant General Counsel, Appeals ........Michael D. Nossaman

Federal Service Impasses Panel ........

Chairman ........Edwin D. Brubeck

Members ........N. Victor Goodman, Charles A. Kothe, Daniel H. Kruger, (3


vacancies)

Executive Director ........Linda A. Lafferty

Foreign Service Labor Relations Board ........

Chairman ........Jean McKee

Members ........Tia Schneider Denenberg

........Ira F. Jaffe

General Counsel ........Joseph Swerdzewski

Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel ........


Chairman ........Margery R. Gootnick

Members ........Edwin D. Brubeck, Robert S. Deutsch, William G. Robinson,


Ralph H. Ruedy

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The Federal Labor Relations Authority oversees the Federal service


labor-management relations program. It administers the law that protects
the right of employees of the Federal Government to organize, bargain
collectively, and participate through labor o rganizations of their own
choosing in decisions affecting them. The Authority also ensures
compliance with the statutory rights and obligations of Federal employees
and the labor organizations that represent them in their dealings with
Federal agencies.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority was created as an


independent establishment by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (5 U.S.C.
app.), effective January 1, 1979, pursuant to Executive Order 12107 of
December 28, 1978, to consolidate the central policymaking functions in
Federal labor-management relations. Its duties and authority are specified
in title VII (Federal Service Labor-Management Relations) of the Civil
Service Reform Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 7101-7135).

Activities

The Authority provides leadership in establishing policies and


guidance relating to the Federal service labor-management relations
program. In addition, it determines the appropriateness of bargaining
units, supervises or conducts representation elections, and prescribes
criteria and resolves issues relating to the granting of consultation
rights to labor organizations with respect to internal agency policies and
Governmentwide rules and regulations. It also resolves negotiability
disputes, unfa ir labor practice complaints, and exceptions to arbitration
awards. The Chairman of the Authority serves as the chief executive and
administrative officer.

The General Counsel of the Authority investigates alleged unfair


labor practices, files and prosecutes unfair labor practice complaints
before the Authority, and exercises such other powers as the Authority may
prescribe.

The Federal Service Impasses Panel, an entity within the


Authority, is assigned the function of providing assistance in resolving
negotiation impasses between agencies and unions. After investigating an
impasse, the Panel can either recommend pr ocedures to the parties for the
resolution of the impasse or assist the parties in resolving the impasse
through whatever methods and procedures, including factfinding and
recommendations, it considers appropriate. If the parties do not arrive at
a settle ment after assistance by the Panel, the Panel may hold hearings
and take whatever action is necessary to resolve the impasse.

The Foreign Service Labor Relations Board and the Foreign


Service Impasse Disputes Panel administer provisions of chapter 2 of the
Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3921), concerning labor-management
relations. This chapter establishes a st atutory labor-management
relations program for Foreign Service employees of the United States
Government. Administrative and staff support is provided by the Federal
Labor Relations Authority and the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

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Regional Offices -- Federal Labor Relations Authority


head level 1 :City/Address
head level 1 :Director
head level 1 :Telephone

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Atlanta, GA (Suite 122, 1371 Peachtree St. NE., 30309-3102) ....... Brenda
M. Robinson ....... 404-347-2324

Boston, MA (Suite 1500, 99 Summer St., 02110) ....... Edward S. Davidson


....... 617-424-5730

Chicago, IL (Suite 1150, Xerox Ctr., 55 W. Monroe, 60603) ....... William


E. Washington ....... 312-353-6306

Dallas, TX (Suite 926, 525 Griffin St., 75202) ....... James Petrucci
....... 214-767-4996

Denver, CO (Suite 100, 1244 Speer Blvd., 80204) ....... Marjorie K.


Thompson ....... 303-844-5224

San Francisco, CA (Suite 220, 901 Market St., 94103) ....... Ronald T.
Smith ....... 415-744-4000

Washington, DC (Suite 400, 1255 22d St. NW., 20037) ....... Michael W.
Doheny ....... 202-653-8500

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Sources of Information

Employment

Employment inquiries and applications may be sent to the Director of


Personnel. Phone, 202-482-6660.

Publications

The Authority will assist in arranging reproduction of documents and


ordering transcripts of hearings. Requests for publications should be
submitted to the Director, Information Resources and Research Services.
Phone, 202-482-6550.

Reading Room

Anyone desiring to inspect formal case documents or read agency


publications may use facilities of the Authority's offices.

Speakers

To give agencies, labor organizations, and other interested persons a


better understanding of the Federal service labor-management relations
program and the Authority's role and duties, its personnel participate as
speakers or panel members befor e various groups. Requests for speakers or
panelists should be submitted to the Office of the Chairman (phone,
202-482-6500); or to the Deputy General Counsel (phone, 202-482-6680).

For further information, contact the Director of Information Resources and


Research Services, Federal Labor Relations Authority, 607 Fourteenth
Street NW., Washington, DC 20424-0001. Phone, 202-482-6550.

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20573-0001

Phone, 202-523-5707

Chairman ........William D. Hathaway

Commissioners ........Ming C. Hsu, Francis J. Ivancie, (2 vacancies)

General Counsel ........Robert D. Bourgoin

Secretary ........Joseph C. Polking

Director, Office of Informal Inquiries, Complaints, and Informal Dockets


........Joseph T. Farrell

Chief Administrative Law Judge ........Norman D. Kline

Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity ........Mary A. Jackson

Inspector General ........Tony P. Kominoth

Managing Director ........Edward Patrick Walsh

Deputy Managing Director ........Bruce A. Dombrowski

Director, Bureau of Trade Monitoring and Analysis ........Austin Schmitt

Director, Bureau of Tariffs, Certification and Licensing ........Bryant L.


VanBrakle

Director, Bureau of Investigations ........Norman W. Littlejohn

Director, Bureau of Hearing Counsel ........William Jarrel Smith, Jr.

Director, Bureau of Administration ........Sandra L. Kusumoto


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The Federal Maritime Commission 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, con certed 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; reviewing 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 responsibili ty are
maintained for indemnification of passengers.

The Federal Maritime Commission was established by


Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1961 (5 U.S.C. app.), effective August 12,
1961. It is an independent agency that regulates shipping under the
following statutes: the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C . app. 1701-1720);
the Shipping Act, 1916 (46 U.S.C. app. 801 et seq.); the Merchant Marine
Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. app. 861 et seq.); the Foreign Shipping Practices Act
of 1988 (46 U.S.C. app. 1710a); the Intercoastal Shipping Act, 1933 (46
U.S.C. app. 843 et seq.); the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 U.S.C. app.
1101 et seq.); and certain provisions of the act of November 6, 1966 (46
U.S.C. app. 817(d) and 817(e)).

Activities

Agreements

The Commission reviews for legal sufficiency agreements filed under


section 15 of the Shipping Act, 1916 (46 U.S.C. app. 814), and section 5
of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. app. 1704), including conference,
interconference, and cooperati ve working agreements among common
carriers, terminal operators, and other persons subject to the shipping
statutes. The Commission also monitors activities under all effective
(1984 act) or approved (1916 act) agreements for compliance with the
provision s of law and its rules, orders, and regulations.

Tariffs

The Commission accepts or rejects tariff filings, including filings


dealing with service contracts, of common carriers engaged in the foreign
and domestic offshore commerce of the United States, or conferences of
such carriers. The Commission regu lates the rate of return of carriers in
the domestic offshore trades. Special permission applications may be
submitted for relief from statutory and/or Commission tariff requirements.
The Commission monitors the activities of controlled carriers under sec
tion 9 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. app. 1708, 1709, 1714).

Licenses

The Commission issues licenses to persons, partnerships, corporations, or


associations desiring to engage in ocean freight forwarding activities.

Passenger Indemnity
The Commission administers the passenger indemnity provisions of the act
of November 6, 1966, which require shipowners and operators to obtain
certificates of financial responsibility to pay judgments for personal
injury or death or to refund fares in the event of nonperformance of
voyages.

Informal Complaints

The Commission reviews alleged or suspected violations of the shipping


statutes and rules and regulations of the Commission and may take
administrative action to institute formal proceedings, to refer matters to
other governmental agen cies, or to bring about voluntary agreement
between the parties.

Formal Adjudicatory Procedure

The Commission conducts formal investigations and hearings on its own


motion and adjudicates formal complaints in accordance with the
Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. note prec. 551).

Rulemaking

The Commission promulgates rules and regulations to interpret, enforce,


and ensure compliance with shipping and related statutes by common
carriers and other persons subject to the statutes.

Investigation, Audit, and Financial and Economic Analyses

The Commission prescribes and administers programs to ensure compliance


with the provisions of the shipping statutes. These programs include the
submission of information; field investigations and audits of activities
and practices of common carriers, conferences, terminal operators, freight
forwarders, and other persons subject to the shipping statutes; and rate
analyses, studies, and economic reviews of current and prospective trade
conditions, i ncluding the extent and nature of competition in various
trade areas.

International Affairs

The Commission conducts investigations of foreign governmental and foreign


carrier practices that adversely affect the U.S. shipping trade and, in
conjunction with the Department of State, conducts activities to effect
the eliminatio n of discriminatory practices on the part of foreign
governments against United States-flag shipping and to achieve comity
between the United States and its trading partners.

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District Offices -- Federal Maritime Commission


head level 1 :District
head level 1 :Address
head level 1 :Officer in Charge

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Houston ....... Suite 110, Box 14, 14960 Heathrow Forest Pky., Houston, TX
77032-3842 ....... Donald H. Butler

Los Angeles ....... Suite 270, 11 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
....... Michael A. Murphy

Miami ....... Rm. 115, 1001 North America Way, Miami, FL 33132 .......
Richard L. Larson

New Orleans ....... Suite 2260, 365 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
....... (Vacancy)

New York ....... Suite 614, 6 World Trade Ctr., New York, NY 10048-0949
....... Martin J. Keenaghan

Puerto Rico ....... Rm. 762, U.S. District Courthouse, 150 Carlos Chardon
Ave., Hato Rey, PR 00918-2254 ....... Lorraine Jime�AE1nez

San Francisco ....... Suite 3510, 525 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105
....... Carlos D. Niemeyer

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Sources of Information

Employment

Employment inquiries may be directed to the Office of Personnel, Federal


Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC
20573-0001. Phone, 202-523-5773.

Informal Complaints Phone, 202-523-5807.

Publications

The Thirty-second Annual Report (1993) is a recent publication of the


Federal Maritime Commission.

For further information, contact the Office of the Secretary, Federal


Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC
20573-0001. Phone, 202-523-5725.

FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE

2100 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20427

Phone, 202-653-5290

Director ........Joan Calhoun Weils

Deputy Director ........Floyd Wood

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service represents the public


interest by promoting the development of sound and stable labor-management
relationships; preventing or minimizing work stoppages by assisting labor
and management to settle their disput es through mediation; advocating
collective bargaining, mediation, and voluntary arbitration as the
preferred processes for settling issues between employers and
representatives of employees; developing the art, science, and practice of
dispute resolution ; and fostering constructive joint relationships of
labor and management leaders to increase their mutual understanding and
solution of common problems.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was created by


the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 172). The Director is
appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Activities

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service helps prevent


disruptions in the flow of interstate commerce caused by labor-management
disputes by providing mediators to assist disputing parties in the
resolution of their differences. Mediators have no law enforcement
authority and rely wholly on persuasive techniques.

The Service offers its facilities in labor-management disputes


in any industry affecting interstate commerce, either upon its own motion
or at the request of one or more of the parties to the dispute, whenever
in its judgment such dispute threat ens to cause a substantial
interruption of commerce. The Labor Management Relations Act requires that
parties to a labor contract must file a dispute notice if agreement is not
reached 30 days in advance of a contract termination or reopening date.
The no tice must be filed with the Service and the appropriate State or
local mediation agency. The Service is required to avoid the mediation of
disputes that would have only a minor effect on interstate commerce if
State or other conciliation services are avai lable to the parties.

For further information, contact one of the district offices listed below.

Mediation

The mediator's efforts are directed toward the establishment of sound and
stable labor-management relations on a continuing basis. In this work the
mediator has a more basic function: encouraging and promoting better
day-to-day relations between labor and management, thereby helping to
reduce the incidence of work stoppages. Issues arising in negotiations may
then be faced as problems to be settled through mutual effort rather than
issues in dispute.

For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs. Phone,


202-653-5290.

Arbitration

The Service, on the joint request of employers and unions, will also
assist in the selection of arbitrators from a roster of private citizens
who are qualified as neutrals to adjudicate matters in dispute.

For further information, contact the Office of Arbitration Services.


Phone, 202-653-5280.
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District Offices -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


head level 1 :
head level 1 :District/Address
head level 1 :Director
head level 1 :Telephone

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1.

New York, NY (2d Fl., 1633 Broadway, 10019) ....... Kenneth C. Kowalski
....... 212-399-5038

2.

Philadelphia, PA (Rm. 3456, 600 Arch St., 19106) ....... John F. McDermott
....... 215-597-7690

3.

Atlanta, GA (Suite 318, 1720 Peachtree St. NW., 30309) ....... (Vacancy)
....... 404-347-2473

4.

Independence, OH (Suite 100, 6161 Oak Tree Blvd., 44131) ....... W.


Kenneth Evans ....... 216-522-4800

5.

Seattle, WA (Rm. 310, 2001 6th Ave., 98121) ....... Norman A. Lee .......
206-553-5800

6.

Minneapolis, MN (Suite 3950, 1300 Godward St., 55413) ....... Maureen


Labenski ....... 612-370-3300

7.

Hinsdale, IL (Suite 203, 908 N. Elm St., 60521) ....... Daniel O'Leary
....... 708-887-4750

8.

St. Louis (Creve Coeur), MO (Suite 325, 12140 Woodcrest Executive Dr.,
63141) ....... James G. Kelly ....... 314-576-6253

9.

Glendale, CA (Suite 610, Glendale Financial Sq., 225 W. Broadway, 91204)


....... (Vacancy) ....... 213-965-3814

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For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street NW., Washington, DC
20427. Phone, 202-653-5290.

FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

1730 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006

Phone, 202-653-5625

Chairman ........Arlene Holen

Commissioners ........Richard V. Backley, Joyce A. Doyle, (2 vacancies)

Chief Administrative Law Judge ........Paul Merlin

General Counsel ........L. Joseph Ferrara

Executive Director ........Richard L. Baker

Administrative Officer ........Regina M. Clarke

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The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is an


independent, quasi-judicial agency established by the Federal Mine Safety
and Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). That act, enforced by the
Secretary of Labor through the Mine Sa fety and Health Administration,
governs compliance with occupational safety and health standards in the
Nation's surface and underground coal, metal, and nonmetal mines.

The Commission consists of five members who are appointed by the


President with the advice and consent of the Senate and who serve
staggered, 6-year terms. The Chairman, who is selected from among the
Commissioners, serves at the pleasure of the President.

The Commission and its Office of Administrative Law Judges are


charged with deciding cases brought pursuant to the act by the Mine Safety
and Health Administration, mine operators, and miners or their
representatives. These cases generally invol ve review of the
Administration's enforcement actions including citations, mine closure
orders, and proposals for civil penalties issued for violations of the act
or the mandatory safety and health standards promulgated by the Secretary.
The Commission al so has jurisdiction over discrimination complaints filed
by miners or their representatives in connection with their safety and
health rights under the act, and over complaints for compensation filed on
behalf of miners idled as a result of mine closure o rders issued by the
Administration.

Activities
Cases brought before the Commission are assigned to the Office
of Administrative Law Judges, and hearings are conducted pursuant to the
requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 554, 556) and
the Commission's procedural rules (2 9 CFR Part 2700).

A judge's decision becomes a final but nonprecedential order of


the Commission 40 days after issuance unless the Commission has directed
the case for review in response to a petition or on its own motion. If a
review is conducted, a decision of the Commission becomes final 30 days
after issuance unless a party adversely affected seeks review in the U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or the Circuit
within which the mine subject to the litigation is located.

As far as practicable, hearings are held at locations convenient


to the affected mines. The Office of Administrative Law Judges has two
offices: the Falls Church Office, 2 Skyline, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Falls
Church, VA 22041; and the Denver Offic e, Colonnade Center, Room 280, 1244
Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204.

For further information, contact the Executive Director, Federal Mine


Safety and Health Review Commission, Sixth Floor, 1730 K Street NW.,
Washington DC 20006. Phone, 202-653-5625.

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Twentieth Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20551

Phone, 202-452-3000

Board of Governors ........

Chairman ........Alan Greenspan

Vice Chairman ........(vacancy)

Members ........Edward W. Kelley, Jr., John P. LaWare, Lawrence B.


Lindsey, Susan M. Phillips, (vacancy)

Official Staff: ........

Assistants to the Board ........Joseph R. Coyne, Donald J. Winn, Theodore


E. Allison

General Counsel ........J. Virgil Mattingly, Jr.

Secretary ........William W. Wiles

Associate Secretaries ........Jennifer J. Johnson


........Barbara R. Lowrey

Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs ........Griffith L.


Garwood

Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation ........Richard


Spillenkothen

Associate Director (Bank Holding Companies) ........Don E. Kline

Associate Director (Regulation) ........Frederick M. Struble

Director, Division of Monetary Affairs ........Donald L. Kohn

Deputy Director ........David E. Lindsey

Director, Division of Research and Statistics ........Michael J. Prell

Deputy Director ........Edward C. Ettin

Staff Director, Division of International Finance ........Edwin M. Truman

Senior Associate Director ........Larry J. Promisel

Senior Associate Director ........Charles J. Siegman

Staff Director, Office of Staff Director for Management ........S. David


Frost

Director, Division of Information Resources Management ........Stephen R.


Malphrus

Director, Division of Human Resources Management ........David L. Shannon

Associate Director ........John R. Weis

Controller ........George E. Livingston

Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General ........Brent L. Bowen

Director, Division of Support Services ........Robert E. Frazier

Director, Division of Federal Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems


........Clyde H. Farnsworth, Jr.

Deputy Director, Finance and Control ........David L. Robinson

Officers of the Federal Reserve Banks ........

Chairmen and Federal Reserve Agents: ........

Atlanta ........Leo Benatar

Boston ........Jerome H. Grossman

Chicago ........Richard G. Cline

Cleveland ........A. William Reynolds


Dallas ........Cece Smith

Kansas City ........Burton A. Dole, Jr.

Minneapolis ........Gerald A. Rauenhorst

New York ........Maurice R. Greenberg

Philadelphia ........James M. Mead

Richmond ........Henry J. Faison

St. Louis ........Robert H. Quenon

San Francisco ........James A. Vohs

Presidents: ........

Atlanta ........Robert P. Forrestal

Boston ........(vacancy)

Chicago ........Silas Keehn

Cleveland ........Jerry L. Jordan

Dallas ........Robert D. McTeer, Jr.

Kansas City ........Thomas M. Hoenig

Minneapolis ........Gary H. Stern

New York ........William J. McDonough

Philadelphia ........Edward G. Boehne

Richmond ........J. Alfred Broaddus, Jr.

St. Louis ........Thomas C. Melzer

San Francisco ........Robert T. Parry

Federal Open Market Committee ........

Chairman ........Alan Greenspan

Vice Chairman ........William J. McDonough

Members ........Edward G. Boehne, Silas Keehn, Edward W. Kelley, Jr., John


P. LaWare, Lawrence B. Lindsey, Robert D. McTeer, Jr., Susan M. Phillips,
Gary H. Stern, (2 vacancies)

Official Staff: ........

Secretary and Economist ........Donald L. Kohn

Deputy Secretary ........Normand R.V. Bernard


Assistant Secretaries ........Joseph R. Coyne

........Gary P. Gillum

General Counsel ........J. Virgil Mattingly, Jr.

Deputy General Counsel ........Ernest T. Patrikis

Economists ........Michael J. Prell

........Edwin M. Truman

Manager for Foreign Operations ........Peter R. Fisher

Manager for Domestic Operations ........Joan E. Lovett

President, Federal Advisory Council ........Richard M. Rosenberg

Chairman, Consumer Advisory Council ........Jean Pogge

President, Thrift Institutions Advisory Council ........Beatrice D'Agostino

The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, is
charged with administering and making policy for the Nation's credit and
monetary affairs. Through its supervisory and regulatory banking
functions, the Federal Reserve helps to maintai n the banking industry in
sound condition, capable of responding to the Nation's domestic and
international financial needs and objectives.

The Federal Reserve System was established by the Federal


Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 221), approved December 23, 1913. The System serves
as the Nation's central bank. The powers of central banks vary widely, but
their major responsibility is in the execution of monetary policy. Central
banks typically perform a number of other functions, such as the transfer
of funds, handling Government deposits and debt issues, supervising and
regulating banks, and acting as lender of last resort.

It is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve System to


contribute to the strength and vitality of the U.S. economy. By
influencing the lending and investing activities of depository
institutions and the cost and availability of money and cred it, the
Federal Reserve System can help promote the full use of human and capital
resources, the growth of productivity, relatively stable prices, and
equilibrium in the Nation's international balance of payments. Through its
supervisory and regulatory ba nking functions, the Federal Reserve System
helps maintain a commercial banking system that is responsive to the
Nation's financial needs and objectives.

The System consists of seven parts: the Board of Governors in


Washington, DC; the 12 Federal Reserve Banks and their 25 branches and
other facilities situated throughout the country; the Federal Open Market
Committee; the Federal Advisory Counci l; the Consumer Advisory Council;
the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council; and the Nation's financial
institutions, including commercial banks, savings and loan associations,
mutual savings banks, and credit unions.
Board of Governors

Broad supervisory powers are vested in the Board of Governors,


which has its offices in Washington, DC. The Board is composed of seven
members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the
Senate. The Chairman of the Board of Gov ernors is, by Executive Order
11269 of February 14, 1966, a member of the National Advisory Council on
International Monetary and Financial Policies.

The Board determines general monetary, credit, and operating


policies for the System as a whole and formulates the rules and
regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of the Federal Reserve
Act. The Board's principal duties consist of moni toring credit
conditions; supervising the Federal Reserve Banks, member banks, and bank
holding companies; and regulating the implementation of certain consumer
credit protection laws.

Power To Influence Credit Conditions

Pursuant to the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control


Act of 1980, referred to as the Monetary Control Act of 1980 (12 U.S.C.
226 note), the Board is given the power, within statutory limitations, t o
fix the requirements concerning reserves to be maintained by depository
institutions on transaction accounts or nonpersonal time deposits. Another
important instrument of credit control is found in open market operations.
The members of the Board of Gov ernors also are members of the Federal
Open Market Committee, whose work and organization are described below.
The Board of Governors reviews and determines the discount rate charged by
the Federal Reserve Banks. For the purpose of preventing excessive us e of
credit for the purchase or carrying of securities, the Board is authorized
to regulate the amount of credit that may be initially extended and
subsequently maintained on any security (with certain exceptions).

Supervision of Federal Reserve Banks

The Board is authorized to make examinations of the Federal Reserve Banks,


to require statements and reports from such Banks, to supervise the issue
and retirement of Federal Reserve notes, to require the establishment or
discontinuance of branches of Reserve Banks, and to exercise supervision
over all relationships and transactions of those Banks with foreign
branches. The Board of Governors reviews and follows the examination and
supervisory activities of the Federal Reserve Banks aimed at further
coordination of policies and practices.

Supervision of Bank Holding Companies

The Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 gave the Federal Reserve primary
responsibility for supervising and regulating the activities of bank
holding companies. This act was designed to achieve two basic objectives:
to c ontrol the expansion of bank holding companies by avoiding the
creation of monopoly or restraining trade in banking; and to limit the
expansion of bank holding companies to those nonbanking activities that
are closely related to banking, thus maintaining a separation between
banking and commerce. A company that seeks to become a bank holding
company must obtain the prior approval of the Federal Reserve. Any company
that qualifies as a bank holding company must register with the Federal
Reserve System and file reports with the System. To preserve the
traditional separation of banking and commerce, the Congress amended the
Bank Holding Act in December 1970. Primarily as a result of this new
legislation, the number of bank holding companies increased. The nu mber
has continued to increase steadily and totaled 6,474 at the end of 1988,
when 91 percent of all deposits of domestic banking organizations were
held by bank subsidiaries of holding companies. The number of applications
received in 1988 totaled 1,337.

Supervision of Member Banks

The Board has jurisdiction over the admission of State banks and trust
companies to membership in the Federal Reserve System, the termination of
membership of such banks, the establishment of branches by such banks, and
the app roval of bank mergers and consolidations where the resulting
institution will be a State member bank. It receives copies of condition
reports submitted by them to the Federal Reserve Banks. It has power to
examine all member banks and the affiliates of me mber banks and to
require condition reports from them. It has authority to require periodic
and other public disclosure of information with respect to an equity
security of a State member bank that is held by 500 or more persons. It
establishes minimum st andards with respect to installation, maintenance,
and operation of security devices and procedures by State member banks.
Also, it has authority to issue cease-and-desist orders in connection with
violations of law or unsafe or unsound banking practices by State member
banks and to remove directors or officers of such banks in certain
circumstances, and it may, in its discretion, suspend member banks from
the use of the credit facilities of the Federal Reserve System for making
undue use of bank credit f or speculative purposes or for any other
purpose inconsistent with the maintenance of sound credit conditions.

The Board may grant authority to member banks to establish


branches in foreign countries or dependencies or insular possessions of
the United States, to invest in the stocks of banks or corporations
engaged in international or foreign banking, o r to invest in foreign
banks. It also charters, regulates, and supervises certain corporations
that engage in foreign or international banking and financial activities.

The Board is authorized to issue general regulations permitting


interlocking relationships in certain circumstances between member banks
and organizations dealing in securities or between member banks and other
banks.

Other Activities

Under the Change in Bank Control Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)), the
Board is required to review other bank stock acquisitions.

Under the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1601), the Board is
required to prescribe regulations to ensure a meaningful disclosure by
lenders of credit terms so that consumers will be able to compare more
readily the various credit terms availabl e and will be informed about
rules governing credit cards, including their potential liability for
unauthorized use.

Under the International Banking Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3101),


the Board has authority to impose reserve requirements and interest rate
ceilings on branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States,
to grant loans to them, to provide th em access to Federal Reserve
services, and to limit their interstate banking activities.

The Board also is the rulemaking authority for the Equal Credit
Opportunity Act, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the Fair Credit Billing
Act, the Expedited Funds Availability Act, and certain provisions of the
Federal Trade Commission Act as t hey apply to banks.

Expenses

To meet its expenses and pay the salaries of its members and its
employees, the Board makes semiannual assessments upon the Reserve Banks
in proportion to their capital stock and surplus.

Federal Open Market Committee

The Federal Open Market Committee is comprised of the Board of


Governors and five of the presidents of the Reserve Banks. The Chairman of
the Board of Governors is traditionally the Chairman of the Committee. The
president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York serves as a permanent
member of the Committee. Four of the twelve Reserve Bank presidents rotate
annually as members of the Committee.

Open market operations of the Reserve Banks are conducted under


regulations adopted by the Committee and pursuant to specific policy
directives issued by the Committee, which meets in Washington at frequent
intervals. Purchases and sales of secu rities in the open market are
undertaken to supply bank reserves to support the credit and money needed
for long-term economic growth, to offset cyclical economic swings, and to
accommodate seasonal demands of businesses and consumers for money and
credit . These operations are carried out principally in U.S. Government
obligations, but they also include purchases and sales of Federal agency
obligations and bankers' acceptances. All operations are conducted in New
York, where the primary markets for these securities are located; the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York executes transactions for the Federal
Reserve System Open Market Account in carrying out these operations.

Under the Committee's direction, the Federal Reserve Bank of New


York also undertakes transactions in foreign currencies for the Federal
Reserve System Open Market Account. The purposes of these operations
include helping to safeguard the value of the dollar in international
exchange markets and facilitating growth in international liquidity in
accordance with the needs of an expanding world economy. The Federal
Reserve has, in particular, entered into a network of mutual currency
arrangements w ith other central banks providing for the right to draw
foreign exchange within specified limits and for specified periods.

Federal Reserve Banks

The 12 Federal Reserve Banks are located in Atlanta, Boston,


Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York,
Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, and St. Louis. Branch banks are
located in Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlo tte, Cincinnati, Denver,
Detroit, El Paso, Helena, Houston, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Los Angeles,
Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Omaha,
Pittsburgh, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Seattle.

Directors and Officers of Reserve Banks


The Board of Directors of each Reserve Bank is composed of nine members,
equally divided into three designated classes: class A, class B, and class
C. Directors of class A are representative of the stockholding memb er
banks. Directors of class B must be actively engaged in their districts in
commerce, agriculture, or some other industrial pursuit, and may not be
officers, directors, or employees of any bank. Class C directors may not
be officers, directors, employee s, or stockholders of any bank. The six
class A and class B directors are elected by the stockholding member
banks, while the three class C directors are appointed by the Board of
Governors. The terms of office of the directors are so arranged that the
te rm of one director of each class expires each year.

One of the class C directors appointed by the Board of Governors


is designated as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank
and as Federal Reserve agent, and in the latter capacity he is required to
maintain a local office of the Bo ard of Governors on the premises of the
Reserve Bank. Another class C director is appointed by the Board of
Governors as deputy chairman.

Each Reserve Bank has as its chief executive officer a president


appointed for a term of 5 years by its Board of Directors with the
approval of the Board of Governors. There are also first vice presidents
for each bank, appointed in the same man ner, and other officers appointed
by the Board of Directors.

Reserves on Deposit

In accordance with provisions of the Monetary Control Act of 1980 (12


U.S.C. 226 note), the Reserve Banks receive and hold on deposit the
reserve or clearing account deposits of depository institutions. These
banks are permitted to cou nt their vault cash as part of their required
reserve.

Extensions of Credit

The Monetary Control Act of 1980 (12 U.S.C. 226 note) directs the Federal
Reserve to open its discount window to any depository institution that is
subject to Federal Reserve reserve requirements on transaction accounts or
nonpersonal time deposits.

Discount window credit provides for Federal Reserve lending to


eligible depository institutions under two basic programs. One is the
adjustment credit program; the other supplies more extended credit for
certain limited purposes.

Short-term adjustment credit is the primary type of Federal


Reserve credit. It is available to help borrowers meet temporary
requirements for funds. Borrowers are not permitted to use adjustment
credit to take advantage of any spread between the discount rate and
market rates.

Extended credit is provided through three programs designed to


assist depository institutions in meeting longer term needs for funds. One
provides seasonal credit -- for periods running up to 9 months -- to
smaller depository institutions that l ack access to market funds. A
second program assists institutions that experience special difficulties
arising from exceptional circumstances or practices involving only that
institution. Finally, in cases where more general liquidity strains are
affectin g a broad range of depository institutions -- such as those whose
portfolios consist primarily of longer term assets -- credit may be
provided to address the problems of particular institutions being affected
by the general situation.

Currency Issue

The Reserve Banks issue Federal Reserve notes, which constitute the bulk
of money in circulation. These notes are obligations of the United States
and are a prior lien upon the assets of the issuing Federal Reserve Bank.
They are issued aga inst a pledge by the Reserve Bank with the Federal
Reserve agent of collateral security including gold certificates, paper
discounted or purchased by the Bank, and direct obligations of the United
States.

Other Powers

The Reserve Banks are empowered to act as clearinghouses and as collecting


agents for depository institutions in the collection of checks and other
instruments. They are also authorized to act as depositories and fiscal
agents of the United S tates and to exercise other banking functions
specified in the Federal Reserve Act. They perform a number of important
functions in connection with the issue and redemption of United States
Government securities.

Federal Advisory Council

The Federal Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity,


conferring with the Board of Governors on general business conditions.

The Council is composed of 12 members, one from each Federal


Reserve district, being selected annually by the Board of Directors of the
Reserve Bank of the district. The Council is required to meet in
Washington, DC, at least four times each yea r, and more often if called
by the Board of Governors.

Consumer Advisory Council

The Consumer Advisory Council confers with the Board of


Governors several times each year on the Board's responsibilities in the
field of consumer credit protection. The Council was established by
Congress in 1976 at the suggestion of the Board and replaced the Advisory
Committee on Truth in Lending that was established by the 1968 Truth in
Lending Act.

The Council is composed of 30 members from all parts of the


country. Its membership includes a broad representation of consumer and
creditor interests. It advises the Board on its responsibilities under
such laws as Truth in Lending, Equal Credi t Opportunity, and Home
Mortgage Disclosure.

Thrift Institutions Advisory Council

The Thrift Institutions Advisory Council is an advisory group


established by the Board in 1980 made up of representatives from nonbank
depository thrift institutions, which includes savings and loans, mutual
savings bankers, and credit unions. T he Council meets at least four times
each year with the Board of Governors to discuss developments relating to
thrift institutions, the housing industry and mortgage finance, and
certain regulatory issues.

Sources of Information

Employment

Written inquiries regarding employment should be addressed to the


Director, Division of Personnel, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System, Washington, DC 20551.

Procurement

Firms seeking business with the Board should address their inquiries to
the Director, Division of Support Services, Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

Publications

Among the publications issued by the Board are The Federal Reserve System
-- Purposes and Functions, and a series of pamphlets including Guide to
Business Credit and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Consumer Handbook;
Making Deposits: When W ill Your Money Be Available; and When Your Home Is
On the Line: What You Should Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit.
Copies of these pamphlets are available free of charge. Information
regarding publications may be obtained in Room MP-510 (Martin Build ing)
of the Board's headquarters. Phone, 202-452-3244.

Reading Room

A reading room where persons may inspect records that are available to the
public is located in Room B-1122 at the Board's headquarters, Twentieth
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Information regarding
the availability of r ecords may be obtained by calling 202-452-3684.

For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Board of


Governors, Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Phone,
202-452-3204 or 202-452-3215.

FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

1250 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20005

Phone, 202-942-1600

Chairman ........James H. Atkins, Acting

Members ........Shirley Chilton-Odell, J. David Davenport, Stephen L.


Norris, (vacancy)

Officials: ........

Executive Director ........Roger W. Mehle

General Counsel ........Robert Bloom


Assistant General Counsel (Administration) ........John J. O'Meara

Assistant General Counsel (Programs) ........James B. Petrick

Director of Accounting ........David L. Black

Director of Administration ........Strat D. Valakis

Director of Automated Systems ........John W. Witters

Director of Benefits and Program Analysis ........Alisone M. Clarke

Director of Communications ........Veda R. Charrow

Director of External Affairs ........Thomas J. Trabucco

Director of Investments ........Peter B. Mackey

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board administers the Thrift


Savings Plan, which provides Federal employees the opportunity to save for
additional retirement security.

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board was established


as an independent agency by the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act
of 1986 (5 U.S.C. 8472). The act vests responsibility for the agency in
six named fiduciaries: the five Board members and the Executive Director.
The five members of the Board, one of whom is designated as Chairman, are
appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate and
serve on the Board on a part-time basis. The members appoint the Execut
ive Director, who is responsible for the management of the agency and the
Plan.

Activities

The Thrift Savings Plan is a tax-deferred, defined contribution


plan that was established as one of the three parts of the Federal
Employees' Retirement System. For employees covered under the System,
savings accumulated through the Plan make an important addition to the
retirement benefits provided by Social Security and the System's Basic
Annuity. Civil Service Retirement System employees may also take advantage
of the Plan to supplement their annuities.

The Board operates the Thrift Savings Plan and manages the
investments of the Thrift Savings Fund solely for the benefit of
participants and their beneficiaries. As part of these responsibilities,
the Board maintains an account for each Plan par ticipant, makes loans,
purchases annuity contracts, and provides for the payment of benefits.

For further information, contact the Director of External Affairs, Federal


Retirement Thrift Investment Board, 1250 H Street NW., Washington, DC
20005. Phone, 202-942-1640.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Pennsylvania Avenue at Sixth Street NW., Washington, DC 20580

Phone, 202-326-2222 (Public Reference Branch)

Chairman ........Janet D. Steiger

Executive Assistant ........James C. Hamill

Commissioners ........Mary L. Azcuenaga, Deborah K. Owen, Roscoe B. Starek


III, Dennis A. Yao

Executive Director ........Robert S. Walton III

Deputy Executive Director for Management ........Rosemarie Straight

Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Information ........Alan Proctor

Director, Bureau of Competition ........Mary Lou Steptoe, Acting

Deputy Director ........Mark D. Whitener, Acting

Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection ........Christian S. White, Acting

Deputy Director ........Lydia B. Parnes

Director, Bureau of Economics ........Ronald S. Bond, Acting

Deputy Director ........(vacancy)

General Counsel ........Jay C. Shaffer, Acting

Deputy General Counsel ........(vacancy)

Director, Office of Congressional Relations ........Dorian Hall, Acting

Director, Office of Public Affairs ........Bonnie Jansen

Secretary of the Commission ........Donald S. Clark

Chief Administrative Law Judge ........Lewis F. Parker

Inspector General ........Frederick J. Zirkel

[For the Federal Trade Commission statement of organization, see the Code
of Federal Regulations, Title 16, Part 0]

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The objective of the Federal Trade Commission is to maintain competitive


enterprise as the keystone of the American economic system. Although the
duties of the Commission are varied, the foundation of public policy
underlying all these duties is essential ly 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. The Commission is
charged with keeping competition both free and fair.

The purpose of the Federal Trade Commission is expressed in the


Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41-58) and the Clayton Act (15
U.S.C. 12), both passed in 1914 and both successively amended in the years
that have followed. The Federal Tra de Commission Act prohibits the use in
or affecting commerce of ``unfair methods of competition'' and ``unfair or
deceptive acts or practices.'' The Clayton Act outlaws specific practices
recognized as instruments of monopoly. As an administrative agency, acting
quasi-judicially and quasi-legislatively, the Commission was established
to deal with trade practices on a continuing and corrective basis. It has
no authority to punish; its function is to prevent, through
cease-and-desist orders and other means, those practices condemned by the
law of Federal trade regulation. However, court-ordered civil penalties up
to $10,000 may be obtained for each violation of a Commission order or
trade regulation rule.

The Federal Trade Commission was organized as an independent


administrative agency in 1914 pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission
Act. Related duties subsequently were delegated to the Commission by the
Wheeler-Lea Act, the Trans-Alaska Pipeli ne Authorization Act, the Clayton
Act, the Export Trade Act, the Wool Products Labeling Act, the Fur
Products Labeling Act, the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, the
Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the Lanham Trade-Mark Act of 1946, the
Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, the Hobby
Protection Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission
Improvement Act, the Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act of 1980,
the Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986, and the Telephone
Disclosure and Dispute Resolution Act.

The Commission is composed of five members. Each member is


appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for
a term of 7 years. Not more than three of the Commissioners may be members
of the same political party. One Com missioner is designated by the
President as Chairman of the Commission and is responsible for its
administrative management.

Activities

The Commission's principal functions are to:

-- promote competition in or affecting commerce through the


prevention of general trade restraints such as price-fixing agreements,
boycotts, illegal combinations of competitors, and other unfair methods of
competition;

-- safeguard the public by preventing the dissemination of


false or deceptive advertisements of consumer products generally, and
food, drug, cosmetics, and therapeutic devices, particularly, as well as
other unfair or deceptive practices;

-- prevent pricing discrimination; exclusive-dealing and tying


arrangements; corporate mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures, when
such practices or arrangements may substantially lessen competition or
tend to create a monopoly; interlocking directorates or officers'
positions that may restrain competition; the payment or receipt of illegal
brokerage; and discrimination among competing customers in the furnishing
of or the payment for services or facilities used to promote the resale of
a pr oduct;

-- enjoin various fraudulent telemarketing schemes;

-- bring about truthful labeling of textile, wool, and fur


products;

-- regulate packaging and labeling of certain consumer


commodities within the purview of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act so
as to prevent consumer deception and to facilitate value comparisons;

-- supervise the registration and operation of associations of


American exporters engaged in export trade;

-- achieve accurate credit cost disclosure by consumer


creditors (retailers, finance companies, non-Federal credit unions, and
other creditors not specifically regulated by another Government agency)
as called for in the Truth in Lending Act to ensure a meaningful basis for
informed credit decisions, and to regulate the issuance of and liability
for the use of credit cards so as to prohibit their fraudulent use in or
affecting commerce;

-- protect consumers against circulation of inaccurate or


obsolete credit reports and ensure that consumer reporting agencies
exercise their responsibilities in a manner that is fair and equitable and
in conformity with the Fair Credit Reportin g Act, the Fair Credit Billing
Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act; and

-- gather and make available to the Congress, the President,


and the public, factual data concerning economic and business conditions.

Enforcement

The Commission's law enforcement work falls into two general categories:
actions to foster voluntary compliance with the law, and formal
administrative litigation leading to mandatory orders against offenders.

For the most part, compliance with the law is obtained through
voluntary and cooperative action by way of staff level advice, which is
not binding on the Commission; advisory opinions by the Commission; and
through issuance of guides and policy statements delineating legal
requirements as to particular business practices.

The formal litigation is similar to that in Federal courts.


Cases are instituted either by issuance of an administrative complaint or
by filing a Federal district court complaint charging the person,
partnership, or corporation with violating on e or more of the statutes
administered by the Commission. Cases may be settled by consent orders. If
the charges in an administrative matter are not contested, or if the
charges are found to be true after an administrative hearing in a
contested case, a c ease-and-desist order may be issued requiring
discontinuance of the unlawful practices. Federal district court charges
are resolved through either settlements or court-ordered injunctive or
other equitable relief.

Legal Case Work


Cases before the Commission may originate through complaint by a consumer
or a competitor; the Congress; or from Federal, State, or municipal
agencies. Also, the Commission itself may initiate an investigation into
possible violation of th e laws it administers. No formality is required
in submitting a complaint. A letter giving the facts in detail,
accompanied by all supporting evidence in possession of the complaining
party, is sufficient. It is the general policy of the Commission not to
disclose the identity of any complainant, except as permitted by law or
Commission rules.

Upon receipt of a complaint, various criteria are applied in


determining whether the particular matter should be investigated. Within
the limits of available resources, investigations are initiated that are
considered to best support the Commiss ion's goals of maintaining
competition and protecting consumers.

On completion of an investigation, staff will recommend final


Commission action. The staff may recommend that the matter be closed. If
that recommendation is approved, a closing letter is sent to the
individual or company that was the subject of the investigation. The staff
may instead recommend that the Commission approve the informal settlement
of a case, usually by acceptance of an agreement containing a consent
order to cease and desist. If such a consent order is worked out, it
customarily provides that the respondent does not admit any violation of
the law, but agrees to be bound by an order requiring the discontinuance
of the challenged practices.

If the Commission determines that some action other than closing


the investigation is appropriate, but no consent agreement can be
negotiated, the Commission may issue a formal complaint alleging that the
respondent has violated one or more of t he laws administered by the
Commission. The respondent is then served with a copy of the complaint,
often accompanied by a proposed cease-and-desist order to be used if the
allegations of law violations are proved. The Commission's counsel
supporting the complaint and respondents may negotiate a consent agreement
after the issuance of the formal complaint. Otherwise, the case is heard
by an administrative law judge, who conducts a trial that is open to the
public, and issues an initial decision.

The initial decision becomes the decision of the Commission at


the end of 30 days unless the respondent or the counsel supporting the
complaint appeals the decision to the Commission, or the Commission by
order stays the effective date or places the case on its own docket for
review. In the Commission's decision on such an appeal or review, the
initial decision may be sustained, modified, or reversed. If the complaint
is sustained or modified, a cease-and-desist order is issued. If an
initial de cision dismissing a complaint is sustained, no cease-and-desist
order is issued.

Under the Federal Trade Commission Act, an order to cease and


desist or to take other corrective action -- such as affirmative
disclosure, divestiture, or restitution -- becomes final 60 days after
date of service upon the respondent, unless wit hin that period the
respondent petitions an appropriate United States court of appeals to
review the order. The court has power to affirm, modify, or set the order
aside. Either party, on writ of certiorari, may apply to the Supreme Court
for review of th e action of the court of appeals. In case of review, the
order of the Commission becomes final after affirmation by the court of
appeals or by the Supreme Court of the United States, if taken to that
court on certiorari. Violations of a cease-and-desist o rder, after it
becomes final, subject the offender to suit by the Government in a United
States district court for the recovery of a civil penalty of not more than
$10,000 for each violation and, where the violation continues, each day of
its continuance is a separate violation.

In addition to the administrative proceeding initiated by a


formal complaint, the Commission may, in some cases, request that a United
States district court issue a preliminary or permanent injunction to halt
the use of allegedly unfair or decep tive practices, to prevent an
anticompetitive merger from taking place, or to prevent violations of any
other statutory obligations enforced by the Commission. The Commission may
also bring suit in a United States district court to enforce a subpoena or
c ivil investigative demand issued by the Commission.

The Commission also has specific authority to ask the United


States district court to enjoin the dissemination of advertisements of
food, drugs, cosmetics, and devices intended for use in the diagnosis,
prevention, or treatment of disease, whene ver it has reason to believe
that such a proceeding would be in the public interest. Preliminary
injunctions remain in effect until a cease-and-desist order is issued and
becomes final, or until the complaint is dismissed by the Commission or
the order is set aside by the court on review.

Further, the dissemination of a false advertisement of a food,


drug, device, or cosmetic, where the use of the commodity advertised may
be injurious to health or where there is intent to defraud or mislead,
constitutes a misdemeanor. Conviction subjects the offender to a fine of
not more than $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both.
Succeeding convictions may result in a fine of not more than $10,000, or
imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. The statute provides that
the Commission shall certify this type of case to the Attorney General for
institution of appropriate court proceedings.

Compliance Activities

Through systematic and continuous review, the Commission obtains and


maintains compliance with its cease-and-desist orders. All respondents
against whom such orders have been issued are required to file reports
with the Commission to substantiate their compliance. In the event
compliance is not obtained, or if the order is subsequently violated,
civil penalty proceedings may be instituted. Violation of a court decree
obtained by the Commission makes the respondent further subject to
contempt proceedings.

Trade Regulation Rules

The Commission is authorized to issue trade regulation rules specifically


defining acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. A rule may also
specify steps to prevent such practices from occurring. Such rules may be
limited to certain industries or be applicable to all businesses within
the Commission's jurisdiction. Rules are promulgated under specific
procedures providing for participation of interested parties, including
oral hearings and comments. The Commission's decision to issue a rule may
be appealed to a United States court of appeals. Once a rule has become
final, the Commission can seek the institution of a civil proceeding in a
United States district court for knowing violations of the rule and seek
civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation and consumer redress.

Cooperative Procedures

In carrying out the statutory directive to ``prevent'' the use in or


affecting commerce of unfair practices, the Commission makes extensive use
of voluntary and cooperative procedures. Through these procedures business
and industry may obtain authoritative guidance and a substantial measure
of certainty as to what they may do under the laws administered by the
Commission.

Whenever it is practicable, the Commission will furnish a formal


advisory opinion as to whether a proposed course of conduct, if pursued,
would be likely to result in further action by the Commission. An advisory
opinion is binding upon the Comm ission with respect to the person or
group to whom the opinion is issued with regard to the acts, practices, or
conduct described in the request, where all relevant facts were completely
and accurately presented to the Commission, until the advice has bee n
rescinded or revoked and notice has been given to the requester. No
enforcement action will be initiated by the Commission concerning any
conduct undertaken by the requester in good faith reliance upon the advice
of the Commission where such conduct is discontinued promptly upon
notification of rescission or revocation of the Commission's approval.

Industry guides are administrative interpretations in laymen's


language of laws administered by the Commission for the guidance of the
public in conducting its affairs in conformity with legal requirements.
They provide the basis for voluntary a nd simultaneous abandonment of
unlawful practices by members of a particular industry or industry in
general. Failure to comply with the guides may result in corrective action
by the Commission under applicable statutory provisions.

Consumer Protection

Consumer protection is one of the two main missions of the Commission. The
Commission works to increase the usefulness of advertising by ensuring it
is truthful and not misleading; reduce instances of fraudulent or
deceptive marketing practices; and prevent creditors from using unlawful
practices when granting credit, maintaining credit information, collecting
debts, and operating credit systems. Consumer Protection initiates
investigations in many areas of concern to consumers, includ ing health
claims in food advertising; environmental advertising and labeling;
general advertising issues; health care fraud; telemarketing, business
opportunity, and franchise and investment fraud; mortgage lending and
discrimination; enforcement of Comm ission orders; and enforcement of
credit statutes and trade rules. The Commission is also committed to
educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities
under FTC regulations.

The Commission has issued and enforces many trade rules


important to consumers. The Used Car Rule requires that dealers display a
buyers guide containing warranty information on the window of each vehicle
offered for sale to consumers. The Mail Order Rule requires companies to
ship merchandise that consumers order by mail or telephone within a
certain time, and sets out requirements for notifying consumers about
delays and offering them the option of agreeing to the delays or
cancelling their or ders. The Funeral Rule requires that price and other
specific information regarding funeral arrangements be made available to
consumers to help them make informed choices and pay only for services
they select. The Franchise Rule requires the seller to pro vide each
prospective franchisee with a basic disclosure document containing
detailed information about the nature of its business and terms of the
proposed franchise relationship. The R-Value Rule requires manufacturers
to disclose the R-value (a measure of resistance to heat flow) of their
home-insulation products. Under the Cooling-Off Rule, consumers can cancel
purchases of $25 or more made door-to-door, or at places other than the
seller's usual place of business, within 3 business days of purchase.

Under the Consumer Protection mission, the Commission also


enforces a number of specific laws that help consumers. One such law is
the Consumer Credit Protection Act, which establishes, among other things,
rules for the use of credit cards, the disclosure of the terms on which
open- and closed-end credit is granted, and the disclosure of the reasons
a business uses in determining not to grant credit.

The Truth in Lending Act is one part of the Consumer Credit


Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure that every customer who has need
for consumer credit is given meaningful information with respect to the
cost of that credit. In most cases the credit cost must be expressed in
the dollar amount of finance charges, and as an annual percentage rate
computed on the unpaid balance of the amount financed. The Truth in
Lending Act was amended in October 1970 to regulate the issuance, holder's
liabilit y, and the fraudulent use of credit cards.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act, another part of the Consumer


Credit Protection Act, represents the first Federal regulation of the vast
consumer reporting industry, covering all credit bureaus, investigative
reporting companies, detective and col lection agencies, lenders'
exchanges, and computerized information reporting companies. The purpose
of this act is to ensure that consumer reporting activities are conducted
in a manner that is fair and equitable, upholding the consumer's right to
privacy as against the informational demands of others.

Under the Wool Products Labeling Act, the Textile Fiber Products
Identification Act, and the Fur Products Labeling Act, the Commission
engages in compliance investigations, inspections, and industry
counseling; issues registered identification n umbers; and records
continuing guaranties.

Maintaining Competition (Antitrust)

The second major mission of the Commission is to encourage competitive


forces in the American economy. Under the Federal Trade Commission Act,
the Commission seeks to prevent unfair practices that may keep one company
f rom competing with others. Under the Federal Trade Commission Act and
the Clayton Act, the Commission attempts to prevent mergers of companies
if the result may be to lessen competition. Under some circumstances,
companies planning to merge must first giv e notice to the Commission and
the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and provide certain
information concerning the operations of the companies involved.

The Commission also enforces the provisions of the


Robinson-Patman Act, a part of the Clayton Act prohibiting companies from
discriminating among other companies that are its customers in terms of
price or other services provided.
Economic Factfinding

The Commission makes economic and statistical studies of conditions and


problems affecting competition in the economy. Reports of this nature may
be in support of legislative proposals, in response to requests of the
Congress and stat utory directions, or for the information and guidance of
the Commission and the executive branch of the Government as well as the
public. The reports have provided the basis for significant legislation
and, by spotlighting poor economic or otherwise objec tionable trade
practices, they have also led to voluntary changes in the conduct of
business, with resulting benefits to the public.

Advocacy Activities (Intervention)

To promote competition, consumer protection, and the efficient allocation


of resources, the Commission has an active program designed to advocate
the consumer interest in a competitive marketplace by encouraging courts,
legislatures, and government administrative bodies to consider efficiency
and consumer welfare as important elements in their deliberations. This is
accomplished by appearances before legislative, judicial, or regulatory
bodies at the local, State, or Fed eral level of government when the
decisions of these bodies may have implications affecting competition,
efficiency, and consumer welfare.

The Commission uses these opportunities to support


procompetitive means of regulating the Nation's economy, including the
elimination of anticompetitive regulations that reduce the welfare of
consumers and the implementation of regulatory progra ms that protect the
public and preserve as much as possible the discipline of competitive
markets. The competition and consumer advocacy program relies on
persuasion rather than coercion. It is intended to help legislators and
government officials better understand the consumer welfare implications
of proposed actions in the belief that this understanding will result in
policy decisions that benefit consumers and the economy.

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Regional Offices -- Federal Trade Commission


head level 1 :Region
head level 1 :Address
head level 1 :Director

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ATLANTA -- Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South


Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia ....... Rm. 1000, 1718 Peachtree St. NW.,
Atlanta, GA 30367 ....... Lemuel W. Dowdy, Acting

BOSTON -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,


Vermont ....... Suite 810, 101 Merrimac St., Boston, MA 02114-4719 .......
Phoebe D. Morse

CHICAGO -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri,


Wisconsin ....... Suite 1437, 55 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603 .......
C. Steven Baker
CLEVELAND -- Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, West Virginia ....... Suite 520-A, 668 Euclid Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 44114 ....... Phillip L. Broyles

DALLAS -- Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas ....... Suite


500, 100 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201 ....... Thomas B. Carter

DENVER -- Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota,


Utah, Wyoming ....... Suite 2900, 1405 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202-2393
....... Claude C. Wild III

LOS ANGELES -- Arizona, southern California ....... Suite 13209, 11000


Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 ....... Sue L. Frauens, Acting

NEW YORK -- New Jersey, New York ....... Suite 1300, 150 William St., New
York, NY 10038 ....... Michael J. Bloom

SAN FRANCISCO -- Northern California, Hawaii, Nevada ....... Suite 570,


901 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 ....... Jeffrey A. Klurfeld

SEATTLE -- Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington ....... 2806 Federal Bldg.,


915 2d Ave., Seattle, WA 98174 ....... Charles A. Harwood

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Sources of Information

Contracts and Procurement

Persons seeking to do business with the Federal Trade Commission should


contact the Division of Procurement and General Services, Federal Trade
Commission, Washington, DC 20580. Phone, 202-326-2275.

Employment

Civil service registers are used in filling positions for economists,


accountants, consumer protection specialists, and other professional,
administrative, and clerical personnel. The Federal Trade Commission
employs a sizable number of attorne ys under the excepted appointment
procedure. All employment inquiries should be directed to the Director of
Personnel, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. Phone,
202-326-2022.

General Inquiries

Persons desiring information on consumer protection, restraint of trade


questions, or to register a complaint, should contact the Federal Trade
Commission or the nearest regional office.

Publications

A copy of the Federal Trade Commission -- ``Best Sellers,'' which lists


publications of interest to the general public, is available free upon
request from the Public Reference Section, Federal Trade Commission,
Washington, DC 20580. Phone, 2 02-326-2222.

For further information, contact the Director, Office of Public Affairs,


Federal Trade Commission, Pennsylvania Avenue at Sixth Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20580. Phone, 202-326-2180.

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

General Services Building, Eighteenth and F Streets NW., Washington, DC 20405

Phone, 202-708-5082

Administrator of General Services ........Roger W. Johnson

Deputy Administrator ........Julia M. Stasch

Chief of Staff ........Barbara O. Silby

Special Counsel for Ethics and Civil Rights ........Allie B. Latimer

Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization ........Joan


Parrott-Fonseca

Deputy Director ........Mirinda Jackson

Associate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs


........William R. Ratchford

Associate Administrator for Public Affairs ........(vacancy)

Associate Administrator for Business, Industry, and Governmental Affairs


........Donald C.J. Gray

Deputy Associate Administrator ........Ron Dovel

GSA Ombudsman Staff ........Norma Carey

Associate Administrator for Administration ........Marlene M. Johnson

Deputy Associate Administrator ........John J. Landers

Director of Workplace Initiatives ........Faith Wohl

Director of Personnel ........Donald P. Heffernan

Director of Management Controls and Evaluation ........John H. Davenjay

Director of Administrative Programs and Support ........Jon R. Halsall

Director of Quality Management and Training ........Gregory L. Knott

Controller ........Jon A. Jordan

Director of the Executive Secretariat ........Eric Dodds

Associate Administrator for FTS2000 ........Robert J. Woods

Deputy Associate Administrator for FTS2000 ........William P. Cunnane


Inspector General ........William R. Barton

Deputy Inspector General ........Joel S. Gallay

Assistant Inspector General for Auditing ........William E. Whyte, Jr.

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations ........James E. Henderson

Assistant Inspector General for Quality Management ........Lawrence J. Dempsey

Assistant Inspector General for Administration ........James E. Le Gette

Counsel to the Inspector General ........Kathleen S. Tighe, Acting

Director, Internal Evaluation Program ........Andrew A. Russoniello

Chairman, GSA Board of Contract Appeals ........Stephen M. Daniels

Vice Chairman ........Robert W. Parker

Board Counsel ........Wilbur T. Miller

Clerk of the Board ........Beatrice Jones

Director, Information Security Oversight Office ........Steven Garfinkel

Chief Financial Officer ........Dennis J. Fischer

Director of Budget ........William B. Early, Jr.

Director of Finance ........Larry J. Bedker, Acting

Director of Financial Management ........Carole A. Hutchinson, Acting

Director of Financial Systems Oversight ........William J. Topolewski

Associate Administrator for Acquisition Policy ........Arthur E.


Ronkovich, Acting

Policy Advisor ........Carolyn Harris

Executive Officer ........A. Toni Hazlewood

Director of GSA Acquisition Policy ........Ida Ustad

Director of Federal Acquisition Policy ........Albert Vicchiolla

Director, Federal Acquisition Institute ........Jack Livingston, Acting

General Counsel ........Emily Clark Hewitt

Deputy General Counsel ........Frederick P. Hink

Special Counsel to the General Counsel ........Micki Chen

Associate General Counsel for General Law ........Laurence Harrington

Associate General Counsel for Personal Property ........Vincent Crivella


Associate General Counsel for Real Property ........Sharon A. Roach

INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERVICE

General Services Building, Eighteenth and F Streets NW., Washington, DC


20405

Phone, 202-501-1000

Commissioner, Information Resources Management Service ........Joe M.


Thompson

Senior Advisor ........Ronald W. Piasecki

Deputy Commissioner ........G. Martin Wagner

Controller ........Linda F. Vandenberg

Assistant Commissioner for Federal Information Resources Management


........Francis A. McDonough

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Resources Management Policy


........Fred L. Sims

Assistant Commissioner for Telecommunications Services ........Michael L.


Corrigan

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Regional Telecommunications Services


........Don Hardesty

Deputy Chief Information Officer ........Donald L. Venneberg, Acting

Assistant Commissioner for Technical Assistance ........Lawrence S. Cohan

Assistant Commissioner for Information Resources Procurement ........C.


Allen Olson

Director of Administration and Planning ........Peg Neustadt

Director of Regional Liaison and IRM Management ........Patricia S.


Petroff

FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE

1941 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA; Mailing address: Washington,


DC 20406

Phone, 703-305-6667

Commissioner, Federal Supply Service ........Frank P. Pugliese, Jr.,


Acting

Deputy Commissioner ........Donna D. Bennett, Acting

Chief of Staff ........Patricia Mead, Acting

Controller ........Leonard Yonkler


Director of Transportation Audits ........Joseph J. Cosimano

Assistant Commissioner for Distribution Management ........Brian Freeman

Assistant Commissioner for Transportation and Property Management


........Allan W. Beres

Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Marketing


........Vincent D. Burns

Assistant Commissioner for Quality and Contract Administration


........(vacancy)

Assistant Commissioner for Commodity Management ........William N.


Gormley, Acting

Assistant Commissioner for FSS Information Systems ........Raymond J.


Hanlein

PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE

General Services Building, Eighteenth and F Streets NW., Washington, DC 20405

Phone, 202-501-1100

Commissioner, Public Buildings Service ........Kenneth R. Kimbrough

Chief of Staff ........Ann W. Everett

Deputy Commissioner ........David L. Bibb

Controller ........Steven R. Mead

Assistant Commissioner for Real Property Development ........Robert J.


DiLuchio

Assistant Commissioner for Real Property Management and Safety


........James F. Steele

Assistant Commissioner for Planning ........Rob Graf, Acting

Assistant Commissioner for Procurement ........Brian K. Polly

Assistant Commissioner for Governmentwide Real Property Relations


........Yvonne Jones, Acting

Assistant Commissioner for Physical Security and Law Enforcement


........Gary J. Day

Assistant Commissioner for PBS Information Systems ........James A.


Williams

FEDERAL PROPERTY RESOURCES SERVICE

General Services Building, Eighteenth and F Streets NW., Washington, DC


20405
Phone, 202-501-0210

Commissioner, Federal Property Resources Service ........(vacancy)

Deputy Commissioner ........Gordon S. Creed

Special Assistant to the Commissioner ........Marvin E. Saunders

Controller ........Marvin L. Steffen

Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Policy and Sales ........Norman C.


Miller, Acting

Director of Systems and Information Management ........James M. Kearns,


Jr.

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the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 41, Part 105-53]

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The General Services Administration establishes policy for and provides


economical and efficient management of Government property and records,
including construction and operation of buildings, procurement and
distribution of supplies, utilization and di sposal of property;
transportation, traffic, and communications management; and management of
the Governmentwide automatic data processing resources program.

The General Services Administration is organized much like a large


corporation doing business in a number of different fields and might well
be termed a conglomerate. It consists of operating services and support
staff offices, with functions carried out at three levels of organization:
the central office, regional offices, and field activities.

The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by


section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of
1949 (40 U.S.C. 751).

Business, Industry, and Governmental Affairs

The Office of Business, Industry, and Governmental Affairs implements


initiatives promoting GSA as a full-service, customer-oriented agency. The
Office manages the GSA Ombudsman Program, facilitating communicat ions and
resolving problems between GSA and customer agencies and private industry.
It coordinates the Customer Outreach Program and manages advisory groups
such as the Client Advisory Board, to enhance customer satisfaction and
the Business Advisory Boar d, to ensure that GSA is aware of the latest
business trends in management and technology. The Office also coordinates
common-interest activities with State, local, and foreign governments.

For further information, call 202-501-0100.

Acquisition Policy

The Office of Acquisition Policy plans, directs, and coordinates a


comprehensive, agencywide acquisition policy program, including the
establishment of major agency acquisition goals and objectives.

The Office of Acquisition Policy has a major role in developing,


maintaining, issuing, and administering guiding principles via the Federal
Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which is applicable to all Federal agencies.
It chairs the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and provides
administrative support through the FAR Secretariat. The Office develops
GSA implementing and supplementing principles required by FAR, which is
published as the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation.

The Office manages the agency's internal system for the


suspension and debarment of nonresponsive contractors and a Governmentwide
system for exchanging information on debarred, suspended, and ineligible
parties; and manages GSA's Multiple Award s Schedule Program. The Office
also is responsible for overseeing the agency's acquisition information
system and serves as agency coordinator for the Federal Procurement Data
System.

The Office's Federal Acquisition Institute fosters and promotes


Governmentwide career management and training programs to develop a
professional workforce and coordinates Governmentwide studies to improve
the procurement process.

In addition, the Office of Acquisition Policy establishes


standards and requirements for the development of programs to enhance the
recruitment, training, certification, and career development of employees
engaged in the acquisition process.

For further information, call 202-501-1043.

Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization plans,


implements, and evaluates comprehensive agencywide procurement preference
programs. Included among these are: the Small Business Program; the Wo men
in Business Program; the Minority Business Enterprise Program; the
Subcontracting Program; the Labor Surplus Area Program; the
Javits/Wagner-O'Day Program; the Federal Prison Industry Program; and the
Rural Area Development Program.

The Office coordinates and develops policies that regulate the


operation and the implementation of the Small Business Programs under
sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637, 644).

The Office provides assistance, information, and counseling to


small business persons interested in pursuing Federal Government contracts
and conducts outreach, liaison, source listing, and seminars for small and
disadvantaged businesses. This i s accomplished through the Business
Service Center Program.

Business Service Centers are located in major metropolitan


areas. Service center counselors travel within their regions lecturing on
the Federal procurement process. They also provide information on the new
item introduction program and buying p rograms of other agencies. The
Centers are also responsible for receiving and safeguarding bids
(maintaining the integrity of the bid process).

Business Service Centers assist agency procurement officers by


identifying potential suppliers. In doing this, they rely not only on
``walk-in'' contacts at reception areas but actively seek out business
concerns which may be able to supply the Government's needs. They also
operate bid rooms where vendors' offers are publicly opened and posted.

Special emphasis is placed on outreach programs that counsel


small, small disadvantaged, minority, and women business owners.

For further information, call 202-501-1021.

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Business Service Center Directory

(Areas included within each region are indicated on the map in Appendix A.)
head level 1 :
head level 1 :Region/Address
head level 1 :Telephone

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National Capital Region, Washington, DC (7th and D Sts. SW., 20407)


....... 202-708-5804

1.

Boston, MA (10 Causeway St., 02222) ....... 617-565-8100

2.

New York, NY (26 Federal Plz., 10278) ....... 212-264-1234

3.

Philadelphia, PA (Rm. 808, 100 Penn Sq. E., 19107) ....... 215-656-5523

4.

Atlanta, GA (Rm. 2900, 401 W. Peachtree St., 30303) ....... 404-331-5103

5.

Chicago, IL (230 S. Dearborn St., 60604) ....... 312-353-5383

6.

Kansas City, MO (1500 E. Bannister Rd., 64131) ....... 816-926-7203

7.

Fort Worth, TX (819 Taylor St., 76102) ....... 817-334-3284

8.
Denver, CO (Denver Federal Ctr., 80225) ....... 303-236-7408

9.

San Francisco, CA (525 Market St., 94105) ....... 415-744-5050

Los Angeles, CA (300 N. Los Angeles St., 90012) ....... 213-894-3210

10.

Auburn, WA (GSA Ctr., 98001) ....... 206-931-7957

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Contract Appeals

The General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals is


responsible for resolving disputes arising out of contracts with the
General Services Administration, the Department of the Treasury, the
Department of Education, the Depart ment of Commerce, and other
independent Government agencies. The Board is also empowered to hear and
decide protests arising out of automatic data processing procurements
Governmentwide. Although the Board is located within the agency, it
functions as an independent tribunal.

For further information, contact the Board of Contract Appeals (G),


General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405. Phone,
202-501-0720.

Information Security Oversight

The Information Security Oversight Office is responsible for overseeing


executive branch agencies' actions to implement Executive Order 12356 of
April 2, 1982, which prescribes a uniform system for classifying,
declassifying , and safeguarding national security information. The
Office's annual reports to the President on the status of this program are
available upon request.

For further information, contact the Information Security Oversight Office


(Z), General Services Administration, Suite 530, 750 Seventeenth Street
NW., Washington, DC 20006. Phone, 202-634-6150.

Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General is responsible for conducting and


supervising audits and investigations relating to the programs and
operations of the agency. The Office recommends policies and corrective
actions concerning activitie s designed to promote economy and efficiency,
and prevent and detect fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agency programs
and operations. The Office provides a means for keeping the Administrator
and Congress fully informed about problems and deficiencies i n the
administration of such programs and operations and the necessity for
corrective action. This includes such activities as receiving and
investigating employee complaints and reviewing proposed legislation and
regulations. The Office maintains a toll- free telephone number for
complaints concerning fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agency programs.
The number is 800-424-5210; or in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area,
call 202-501-1780.

For further information, call 202-501-0466.

Administration

The Office of Administration participates in the executive leadership of


the agency, providing advice on major policies and procedures,
particularly those of a critical or controversial nature, to the
Administrator and the Deputy Administra tor. The Office plans and
administers programs in organization, personnel services, audit and
inspection reports, management controls, and agencywide administrative
services that includes providing and outfitting State and district offices
for Members of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Office is
responsible as the agency's point of contact for matters involving the
Office of Special Counsel and the Merit Systems Protection Board. It
provides positive leadership for the agency's commitment to excellence in
management practices and techniques in interactions with the Congress,
other Federal agencies, and the private sector. The Office is also
responsible for providing support to the Cooperative Administrative
Support Program, and coordinating a nd administering the President's
Quality and Productivity Improvement Program and the personnel, document,
industrial, and physical security programs.

Within the Office of Administration is the Committee Management


Secretariat, which is responsible for administration of the Federal
Advisory Committee Program and prepares the annual report of the President
to the Congress on the status of these committees, including
recommendations on improving their operations.

Also within the Office of Administration is the Office of


Workplace Initiatives, which provides advice and assistance on various
programs designed to furnish a family-friendly workplace for GSA and other
Federal employees. Among these programs a re alternative workplace
arrangements, including: telecommuting, work-at-home, child care, and
dependent care.

For further information, call 202-501-0945.

Chief Financial Officer

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overall


financial management within the General Services Administration. This
involves developing and maintaining integrated agency accounting,
financial management, and budgeting systems; developing financial
management policies and procedures; central administration of budget
formulation and execution; preparing financial reports and statements; and
cyclical reviewing of fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by
the agency for the goods and services that it provides.

The Office also develops and manages GSA's commercial activities


program, manages its executive information system, and coordinates its
strategic planning process. The Office of Finance provides accounting
expertise and reports on Indian Tribal Claims pending before the U.S.
Court of Claims as assigned by the Department of Justice, and provides
cross-servicing to over 50 commissions and small agencies.
For further information, call 202-501-1721.

Ethics and Civil Rights

The Office of Ethics and Civil Rights is responsible for developing and
directing the agency's programs governing employee standards of ethical
conduct and equal employment opportunity.

For further information, call 202-501-0765.

FTS2000

The Office of Federal Telecommunications System 2000 (FTS2000) provides


common-user, long-distance telecommunications services. The FTS2000
program offers the Federal Government low-cost, state-of-the-art,
integrated voice, data, and video telecom munications. Program services
are provided through two multi-billion dollar, 10-year contracts that were
awarded to the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and Sprint in
December 1988.

This Office provides leadership, policy, program direction, and


program oversight for ensuring a timely, high-quality, innovative, and
cost-effective Governmentwide program for intercity telecommunications
services.

For further information, call 202-208-7493.

Information Resources Management Service

The Information Resources Management Service is responsible for


the coordination and direction of a comprehensive, Governmentwide program
for the management, procurement, and utilization of automated data
processing and local telecommunications equipment and services; planning
and directing programs for improving Federal records and information
management practices; and providing information to the public through the
Federal Information Center.

Governmentwide Information Resources Management Assistance

The General Services Administration provides Governmentwide programs to


assist Federal agencies in managing their information resources. The
Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) provides technical and contracting
assistance through three complementary programs: the Federal Systems
Integration and Management System (FEDSIM); the Federal Computer
Acquisition Center (FEDCAC); and the Federal Information System Support
Program (FISSP). This assistance is provided on a reimbursable,
nonmandatory basis to agencies utilizing the system.

FEDSIM provides technical and contractual services to Federal


agencies in acquisition, integration, management, and the use of
information systems and information technology.

FEDCAC competitively conducts large dollar value information


processing resources acquisitions for Federal agencies. These acquisitions
include systems hardware; systems software; and associated services such
as maintenance, training, and system s analysis support.

FISSP allows OTA to consolidate relatively small,


quick-reaction, technical services project requirements for other agencies
in order to reduce costs.

For further information, contact the Office of Technical Assistance, Suite


400, 5203 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Phone, 703-756-4100.

Agency Management Assistance

The Service conducts several management assistance programs that assist


agencies in improving their information-related functions and activities.
Among these are a Trail Boss Program that helps Federal agencies prepare
for maj or acquisitions, a review program that evaluates agency
information resource procurement and management activities, and an
agency-directed program of information resources management review. The
Service prepares and generates recommendations to agencies o n information
resource management, which may result in varied procurement authority for
information technology, and publishes handbooks related to information
management practices and systems.

For further information, contact the Office of Information Resources


Management Policy. Phone, 202-501-0202.

Information Resources Management Policy

The Service is responsible for coordinating policymaking activities


related to information functions and authorities; developing,
coordinating, and issuing Governmentwide automatic data processing and
telecommunicat ions acquisition management and use regulations; evaluating
policy, regulatory, and legislative proposals from sources outside of the
Service; developing guidance documents relating to records management and
technology acquisition; issuing delegations of procurement authority to
agencies; and reviewing agency information resource activities.

For further information, contact the Office of Information Resources


Management Policy. Phone, 202-501-0202.

Information Resources Procurement

The Service plays a major role in the Governmentwide procurement of


automatic data processing and telecommunications hardware, software, and
services. In providing its acquisition services, the agency seeks out and
obtain s the best buys; obtains the best leasing and/or purchase price
arrangements; when possible, utilizes excess equipment to fill procurement
requests; negotiates long-term procurement actions to achieve cost
reductions; and continually strives to improve Fe deral procurement
practices.

For further information, contact the Office of Information Resources


Procurement. Phone, 202-501-1072.

Telecommunications Services

The Service develops policies and procedures and defines standards for
GSA's Local Service Program. Under this program, the agency provides
telecommunications services and products to Federal agencies at locations
where it is e conomically beneficial. The Service also plays a major role
in Governmentwide activities to improve the interagency Information
Resources Management (IRM) infrastructure through the Interagency IRM
Infrastructure Task Group.

The Service is presently moving forward with an Aggregated


Systems Procurement Program that replaces local telecommunications systems
and upgrades service at selected locations nationwide. It has implemented
the replacement of the large tariffed system in the Nation's Capital with
the Washington Interagency Telecommunications System and has placed
purchase-of-telecommunications-services contracts nationwide except for
the New England area and Alaska to satisfy the Government's requirements
for c ustomer-provided telecommunications equipment and services. These
requirements can be satisfied in New England using the Aggregated Systems
Procurement Program contract and in Alaska using other telecommunications
contracts. The Service also administers a nationwide telecommunications
support services contract.

The Service implements and manages the Federal Secure Telephone


Service, providing worldwide secure voice, data, and communications
security services transmissions for the Federal Government. It manages and
administers the National Security Emer gency Preparedness
Telecommunications Program activities. It ensures that the agency supports
Governmentwide national security and domestic emergency plans, including
those promulgated by the National Communications System.

For further information, contact the Office of Telecommunications


Services. Phone, 202-501-0308.

Internal Information Systems Management

In addition to its Governmentwide responsibilities, the Information


Resources Management Service designs, implements, and executes GSA's
information technology program, overseeing the development and
effectiveness o f the agency's internal policy governing the acquisition
and use of automated information systems equipment and facilities.

The Service prepares GSA's 5-year Information Resources


Management Plan for Automated Information and monitors performance of the
plan. It formulates and oversees policy, direction, and implementation of
an information framework supporting the a gency's internal and external
business functions and strategic plans. It is responsible for overall GSA
computer performance management and capacity planning, and for the
development, design, and implementation of data communications systems
required to l ink GSA's computers. The Service provides agencywide
automated information assistance to end-users, including those requiring
special accommodations.

For further information, contact the Office of GSA Information Systems.


Phone, 202-501-1800.

Federal Information Center Program

The Federal Information Center Program, a clearinghouse for information


about the Federal Government, can eliminate the maze of referrals that
people have experienced in contacting the Federal Government. Persons with
qu estions about a Government program or agency, and who are unsure of
which office can help, may call the Center. A specialist will either
answer the question or locate an expert who can.

Residents of more than 70 key cities have direct access to the


Center via toll-free (800) telephone service, and callers in four States
-- Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska -- have statewide toll-free
service. Users of telecommunications devi ces for the deaf (TDD/TTY) may
call a nationwide toll-free number: 800-326-2996.

For further information, call the Federal Information Center in your area.

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Federal Information Center -- General Services Administration

(If your metropolitan area or State is not listed, please call


301-722-9000. TDD/TTY users, please call 800-326-2996.) head level 1
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ALABAMA:

Birmingham ....... 800-366-2998

Mobile ....... 800-366-2998

ALASKA: Anchorage ....... 800-729-8003

ARIZONA: Phoenix ....... 800-359-3997

ARKANSAS: Little Rock ....... 800-366-2998

CALIFORNIA:

Los Angeles ....... 800-726-4995

Sacramento ....... 800-726-4995

San Diego ....... 800-726-4995

San Francisco ....... 800-726-4995

Santa Ana ....... 800-726-4995

COLORADO:

Colorado Springs ....... 800-359-3997

Denver ....... 800-359-3997

Pueblo ....... 800-359-3997

CONNECTICUT:

Hartford ....... 800-347-1997

New Haven ....... 800-347-1997

FLORIDA:
Ft. Lauderdale ....... 800-347-1997

Jacksonville ....... 800-347-1997

Miami ....... 800-347-1997

Orlando ....... 800-347-1997

St. Petersburg ....... 800-347-1997

Tampa ....... 800-347-1997

West Palm Beach ....... 800-347-1997

GEORGIA: Atlanta ....... 800-347-1997

HAWAII: Honolulu ....... 800-733-5996

ILLINOIS: Chicago ....... 800-366-2998

INDIANA:

Gary ....... 800-366-2998

Indianapolis ....... 800-347-1997

IOWA: From all points ....... 800-735-8004

KANSAS: From all points ....... 800-735-8004

KENTUCKY: Louisville ....... 800-347-1997

LOUISIANA: New Orleans ....... 800-366-2998

MARYLAND: Baltimore ....... 800-347-1997

MASSACHUSETTS: Boston ....... 800-347-1997

MICHIGAN:

Detroit ....... 800-347-1997

Grand Rapids ....... 800-347-1997

MINNESOTA: Minneapolis ....... 800-366-2998

MISSOURI:

St. Louis ....... 800-366-2998

From elsewhere in Missouri ....... 800-735-8004

NEBRASKA:

Omaha ....... 800-366-2998

From elsewhere in Nebraska ....... 800-735-8004


NEW JERSEY:

Newark ....... 800-347-1997

Trenton ....... 800-347-1997

NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque ....... 800-359-3997

NEW YORK:

Albany ....... 800-347-1997

Buffalo ....... 800-347-1997

New York ....... 800-347-1997

Rochester ....... 800-347-1997

Syracuse ....... 800-347-1997

NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte ....... 800-347-1997

OHIO:

Akron ....... 800-347-1997

Cincinnati ....... 800-347-1997

Cleveland ....... 800-347-1997

Columbus ....... 800-347-1997

Dayton ....... 800-347-1997

Toledo ....... 800-347-1997

OKLAHOMA:

Oklahoma City ....... 800-366-2998

Tulsa ....... 800-366-2998

OREGON: Portland ....... 800-726-4995

PENNSYLVANIA:

Philadelphia ....... 800-347-1997

Pittsburgh ....... 800-347-1997

RHODE ISLAND: Providence ....... 800-347-1997

TENNESSEE:

Chattanooga ....... 800-347-1997

Memphis ....... 800-366-2998


Nashville ....... 800-366-2998

TEXAS:

Austin ....... 800-366-2998

Dallas ....... 800-366-2998

Ft. Worth ....... 800-366-2998

Houston ....... 800-366-2998

San Antonio ....... 800-366-2998

UTAH: Salt Lake City ....... 800-359-3997

VIRGINIA:

Norfolk ....... 800-347-1997


Richmond ....... 800-347-1997
Roanoke ....... 800-347-1997

WASHINGTON:

Seattle ....... 800-726-4995

Tacoma ....... 800-726-4995

WISCONSIN:

Milwaukee ....... 800-366-2998

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Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS)

The Federal Information Relay Service serves as an intermediary between


hearing and hearing-impaired and speech-impaired individuals for
nationwide communications with and within the Federal Government. The
Service enables Federal employees to conduct official duties and allows
the general public to conduct business with the Federal Government and its
agencies. FIRS also encourages direct communications between individuals
using telecommunications devices for the d eaf (TDD's) by maintaining an
on-line bulletin board and by publishing an annual directory of Federal
TDD telephone numbers.

To utilize the Federal Information Relay Service, call


800-877-8339 (toll-free). To obtain a FIRS brochure call 800-877-0996
(toll-free). These numbers serve both voice and TDD calls.

To access the Federal Information Relay Service bulletin board


of TDD numbers, call 800-877-8845 (toll-free).

For a free copy of the directory, write to: U.S. Government TDD
Directory, Customer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009.

For further information, contact the Office of Regional Liaison and IRM
Management. Phone, 202-501-1937 (voice) or 202-501-2860 (TDD).

Specialized Data Centers

The Service operates several programs that collect and maintain


information on equipment of interest to the public and the private sector.

The Federal Procurement Data Center provides information


regarding goods and services bought by the Federal Government. The Center
is a unique source of consolidated information about Federal purchases,
and the data is readily available through reports prepared by the Center.

The Federal Equipment Data Center operates the Automatic Data


Processing Equipment Data System Program, which collects and maintains
information regarding general-purpose processing equipment being used by
the Federal Government. Information is collected and disseminated on
federally operated domestic assistance programs, such as grants, and is
available in an annual catalog and through a nationally accessible
computer system.

For further information, contact the Automated External Information


Division. Phone, 703-235-2870.

Domestic Assistance Catalog

The Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Program collects and disseminates


information on all federally operated domestic assistance programs such as
grants, loans, and insurance. This information is published annually in
the Ca talog of Federal Domestic Assistance, and is available through the
Federal Assistance Programs Retrieval System, a nationally accessible
computer system.

For further information, contact the Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog


staff. Phone, 202-708-5126.

Federal Supply Service

The Federal Supply Service (FSS) provides quality goods and


services required by Federal departments and agencies to assure that their
needs are efficiently and effectively met, at the least possible cost to
the taxpayer. Towards this goal, FSS operates a worldwide supply system to
contract for and distribute personal property and services to Federal
agencies. FSS provides Governmentwide programs for transportation, mail
and travel management, transportation audits, Federal fleet management,
and management of aircraft owned or operated by civilian agencies in
support of their missions; and administers a Governmentwide property
management program for the utilization of excess personal property and the
donation and/or sale of surplus property.

The Service provides over $8 billion annually in common-use


goods and services. Over 3,000 environmentally oriented products are
provided by FSS to the Federal Government. In compliance with applicable
laws, regulations, and Executive orders, FS S helps the Government
conserve energy, recycle used materials, and purchase products that are
environmentally sound. These efforts enable Federal agencies to meet their
requirements as established by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act,
and to fol low the guidelines established by the Environmental Protection
Agency, for recycled items.
As a provider of supplies, FSS determines the method of supply
that is most economical and effective from among its Stock, Special Order,
and Federal Supply Schedule Programs. Through the FSS Stock Program,
Federal workers are able to perform th eir functions by using over 20,000
commercial items which are received, stored, and issued through its
wholesale distribution system. Under the Special Order Program supplies or
services, for which demand is limited or related to special needs, are
purcha sed by FSS for direct shipment from the vendor to the user. The
Federal Supply Schedule Program is utilized when Federal requirements are
widely diversified and/or there is a rapidly evolving state of technology
present with the product lines or services. Each year FSS establishes
numerous multimillion-dollar contracts in the Stock and Schedules Programs
for environmentally oriented products -- ranging from recycled items such
as retread tires, office supplies, and insulation and shipping boxes with
recyc led content to energy and water saving devices and chemically
reformulated industrial products.

To eliminate unnecessary expenditures and maximize the


utilization of federally owned personal property, FSS directs and
coordinates, on a worldwide basis, a Government property management
program. Under this program, excess personal property va lued at
approximately $11.8 billion annually is available for transfer to other
agencies and, when no longer needed by the Federal Government, is
allocated to the States for donation to eligible recipients or disposed of
through competitive public sales.

The Federal Supply Service administers Governmentwide programs


for transportation and travel management, transportation audits, and fleet
management to meet the requirements of Federal agencies. Through its
travel management programs, FSS provid es commercial travel agents to
assist in arranging itineraries and securing tickets for Federal
travelers; ensures economical transportation from commercial carriers
(airlines and AMTRAK) for Government employees on official travel;
negotiates for discoun t hotel accommodations; and provides for the
issuance of official travel charge cards.

To provide agencies with economical fleet management services,


FSS operates an Interagency Fleet Management System comprised of 140,000
vehicles. In conjunction with the Department of Energy, FSS is introducing
alternative fuel vehicles into the Federal fleet. These vehicles are being
acquired under the auspices of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988,
the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Energy Policy Act of 1992,
Executive Order 12759 of April 17, 1991, and Executive Order 12844 of Apr
il 21, 1993. Currently, GSA has 6,319 alternative-fueled vehicles for the
Interagency Fleet Management System in operation, making it the largest
Federal fleet user of alternative-fueled vehicles. These vehicles,
provided by original equipment manufacture rs, include 5,415
flexible-fueled methanol sedans (operating on methanol, unleaded gasoline,
or both), 20 flexible-fueled methanol vans, 75 flexible-fueled ethanol
sedans (operating on ethanol, unleaded gasoline, or both), 600 dedicated
compressed natural gas pickup trucks, and 209 dedicated compressed natural
gas vans. In fiscal year 1994, GSA acquired over 4,000 alternative-fueled
vehicles, and plans to expand its fleet in the future.

As the Government's civilian freight manager, FSS provides


rating and routing services to customer agencies at 20-50 percent off
commercial rates, as well as small package overnight delivery service at a
savings of 70 percent below commercial ra tes.

FSS manages the centralized post-payment audit of freight and


passenger transportation bills to ensure that the lowest applicable rates
are paid. This includes identifying and collecting overcharges due from
carriers, and settling claims on beha lf of the Government. FSS delegates
prepayment audit authority to agencies to audit transportation bills prior
to payment if determined to be cost-effective or otherwise beneficial to
the public.

In addition, FSS coordinates Governmentwide policy development


for the management of Government aircraft through the Interagency
Committee for Aviation Policy. Through its Federal Aviation Management
Information System, FSS stores aircraft and f acility inventory, cost and
utilization data, and contract, rental, and charter data pertinent to all
civilian agency aircraft.

FSS also establishes Governmentwide policy and training to


ensure that Federal agencies efficiently manage their incoming, internal,
and outbound mail consistent with agency mission requirements.

For further information, contact the Federal Supply Service, Washington,


DC 20406. Phone, 703-305-6646.

Public Buildings Service

The Public Buildings Service (PBS) is responsible for the


design, building or leasing, appraisal, repair, operation, protection, and
maintenance of many federally controlled buildings in the Nation. It has
responsibility for 260 million square f eet of space, excluding outside
parking areas, in about 7,200 federally owned and leased buildings, in
addition to approximately $6.4 billion in construction projects currently
underway. The President issued Executive Order 12512 of April 29, 1985,
which gave PBS the responsibility to provide leadership in the development
and maintenance of needed property management information systems for the
Government.

The Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 601-615) gave PBS
authority over the construction of most Federal public buildings
nationwide. This act was expanded by the Public Buildings Amendments of
1972. It established a new method of funding P BS operations through a
special fund financed from user charges paid by agencies using
agency-controlled space.

The Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2505)
was signed into law on October 18, 1976. This legislation changed the way
PBS manages Federal buildings by allowing occupancy of space by commercial
tenants. The law also encourage d renovation and conversion to Federal use
of older buildings of historic or cultural value.

For further information, call 202-501-1100.

Design and Construction

As a Federal construction agency, PBS plans and executes a major design


and construction program to expand and modernize its nationwide inventory
of buildings for housing Federal agencies. New construction projects are
undertaken f or long-term housing needs -- either to meet new space
requests or to replace leaseholds with more economically owned space.
Repair and alteration projects are performed as necessary to keep the
buildings safe, efficient, and serviceable. Architectural an d engineering
studies and other consultation services are performed to support other
functional areas within PBS. Such services, as well as construction
management services, are provided to other agencies. The program is
executed by 10 regional offices, p redominately through contracting with
private sector design and construction professionals.

The Public Buildings Service conducts applied research to


develop and maintain facility standards and criteria based on
state-of-the-art technology for application in its design and construction
program. Emphasis in other areas such as energy co nservation, handicapped
accessibility, historic preservation, and art-in-architecture are actively
pursued.

For further information, contact the Office of Real Property Development.


Phone, 202-501-1025.

Real Estate

The Public Buildings Service is responsible for managing the acquisition,


assignment, and utilization of general-purpose, Government-owned and
-leased space for Federal agencies. A nationwide organization of real
estate professionals executes this task through 10 regional offices as
well as a number of facility support centers. Professional standards,
practices, and techniques, including professional space planning and
programming and computer-aided design, are used to assist client agencies
i n determining requirements and developing technical specifications for
leasing, construction, or alteration of space. A key goal is to deliver
the optimum amount of quality workspace to support agency activities cost
effectively to the Government. The rea l estate organization oversees
execution of a $2.1 billion leasing budget as well as a building purchase
program that buys commercial office buildings to meet Federal space needs.

For further information, contact the Office of Real Property Development.


Phone, 202-501-1025.

Real Property Management and Safety

The objective of PBS is to provide an attractive, well-maintained, and


safe setting in which Federal employees will feel stimulated and proud to
work. The management of federally owned and leased buildings encompasses
such activities as the operation, maintenance, repair, and alteration of
the structures, as well as safety, energy conservation, and concessions
programs.

The comprehensive fire, occupational safety, health, and


environmental programs further enhance the work environment for employees
in GSA-controlled facilities. PBS' environmental responsibilities are
particularly focused on recycling and energy conservation programs. In
addition, PBS oversees the operations and management of GSA-controlled
facilities which have been delegated to other agencies.

For further information, contact the Office of Real Property Management


and Safety. Phone, 202-501-0971.

Physical Security and Law Enforcement


The Public Buildings Service is responsible for law enforcement and
security services that are provided to occupants and visitors on property
under the agency's charge and control. These services encompass preventive
patrolling and timely responses to criminal occurrences, incidents, and
life-threatening events; investigation of crimes and violations of Federal
statutes; implementation of crime prevention activities, including tenant
awareness programs; coordination o f a comprehensive occupant emergency
program; installation and maintenance of security devices and systems;
performance of physical security surveys and vulnerability assessments;
and a wide range of physical security advisory and consulting services.

For further information, contact the Office of Physical Security and Law
Enforcement. Phone, 202-501-0887.

Planning

The Office of Planning provides a program for PBS which is coordinated


among the national, community, and building project levels to provide the
best framework for project development. This planning process ensures that
the long-range housing req uirements of the Federal workforce are
satisfied in the most economic and effective manner by analyzing and
comparing the costs and impacts of various housing alternatives including
construction, direct acquisition, facility alteration, and lease options.

At the national level, the Office prepares a strategic plan for


PBS as a national organization. This strategic plan, prepared with the
input and cooperation of all the other offices of PBS, provides guidance
and direction for all policy and prog ram development. At both the
national and community levels, the Office analyzes housing alternatives to
determine the most efficient and cost-effective ways to provide space. The
plans are developed in conjunction with tenant agencies to ensure that
they are housed in locations and facilities that maximize their
operational efficiency. In working at the community level, the Office of
Planning is concerned with the social, economic, and cultural well-being
of the Nation's communities and makes every effort to ensure that PBS
activities will have a positive impact upon these communities. PBS
promotes and encourages intergovernmental cooperation and coordination
with State and local governments in their urban planning, land use,
zoning, historic preservation , and environmental programs. At the project
level, PBS prepares its projects in keeping with its national and
community level planning. In addition, PBS conducts environmental impact
analyses, which are coupled with economic and technical project analyse s,
to ensure that environmental considerations are included in the project
development effort.

For further information, contact the Office of Planning. Phone,


202-501-0638.

Procurement

Primary procurement functions are conducted in regional contracts


divisions which are responsible for awarding and administering contracts
for new construction, repair and alteration, architect-engineer and other
professional services, facilit ies operations, and public utility
services. The overall procurement program is managed in the Office of
Procurement in Washington, DC. That Office develops and issues procurement
policies and regulations, evaluates regional workload and resource
requirem ents, monitors contracting performance functions, and awards and
administers contracts for PBS' central office services.

For further information, contact the Office of Procurement. Phone,


202-501-0907.

Public Utilities Management

In managing the public utilities program, PBS reviews public utility rate
schedules to determine the adequacy of the rates in respect to the
Government as a consumer; negotiates utility rates and contracts for
general Governmen t use and for numerous special situations; and on behalf
of Federal agencies, provides advice and expert testimony in proceedings
before regulatory bodies when the Government's interest as a consumer
needs to be protected. In addition, Governmentwide stan dards concerning
the procurement, use, and conservation of utilities are issued to regulate
and furnish management guidance in this area.

For further information, contact the Office of Procurement. Phone,


202-501-0907.

Governmentwide Real Property Relations

The Public Building Service (PBS) develops, directs, and administers


comprehensive programs in the areas of client and supplier liaison, art,
and historic preservation. In serving as real property manager for other F
ederal agencies, PBS explores ways of improving communications and
fostering better working relationships with its clients, as well as
becoming recognized as a leader in asset management. PBS conducts market
research and analysis, promotes its programs an d accomplishments at
industry trade shows and conferences, and develops informational materials
to better educate clients on programs and initiatives. PBS sets standards
and develops guidelines for preserving its historic properties and
archeological site s consistent with the provisions of the Historic
Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. In addition, the Service sets
standards and is responsible for commissioning artworks for Federal
buildings and for the management oversight, conservation, and curating of
agency-owned works of art.

For further information, contact the Office of Governmentwide Real


Property Relations. Phone, 202-501-0856.

PBS Information Systems

PBS is responsibe for planning, developing, and administering a


comprehensive, servicewide information management program. In addition,
PBS is responsible for both implementing a generic, Governmentwide real
property management sys tem, as required by Executive Order 12512 of April
29, 1985, and for assisting other Federal agencies in utilizing the
system.

For further information, call 202-501-9100.

Federal Property Resources Service

The Federal Property Resources Service maintains an extensive


program to provide for the proper utilization and disposal of Government
real property. The goal of this program is to provide for the efficient
and economical utilization of Federal real property and the disposal of
any real property surplus to Federal requirements.

In furtherance of this goal, the Service directs a continuing


survey of Federal real properties to determine if they are not utilized,
underutilized, or being put to their optimum use. Property worth millions
of dollars has been reported excess to the agency for further Federal
utilization or disposal as a direct result of the survey program.

Property no longer needed by a Federal agency is reported as


excess to the Service for disposal. Excess property may be transferred to
another Federal agency for its use in lieu of acquiring additional
facilities.

Property that is not needed by any Federal agency is determined


surplus and may be made available for local public purposes specified by
law. Such properties are also made available to homeless providers for
homeless assistance purposes when det ermined suitable by the Department
of Housing and Urban Development under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless
Assistance Act.

Properties not needed for Federal purposes and not transferred


to a local public body for authorized public uses are generally disposed
of through negotiated or public competitive sale.

The Service also conducts sales, on a reimbursable basis, for


other agencies having their own disposal authority.

For further information, contact the Office of Real Estate Policy and
Sales. Phone, 202-501-0084.

Regional Offices Regional offices are located in 11 U.S. cities. Within


its area of jurisdiction, each regional office is responsible for
executing assigned programs.

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Regional Offices -- General Services Administration

(Areas included within each region are indicated on the map in Appendix A.)
head level 1 :
head level 1 :Headquarters/Address
head level 1 :Administrator

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1.

Boston, MA (10 Causeway St., 02222) ....... (Vacancy)

2.

New York, NY (26 Federal Plz., 10278) ....... Robert W. Martin, Acting

3.
Philadelphia, PA (100 Penn Sq. E., 19107-3396) ....... Thurman M. Davis, Acting

4.

Atlanta, GA (Suite 2800, 401 W. Peachtree St. NW., 30365) ....... Larry
Allison, Acting

5.

Chicago, IL (230 S. Dearborn St., 60604) ....... James G. Whitlock, Acting

6.

Kansas City, MO (1500 E. Bannister Rd., 64131) ....... Bond R. Faulwell, Acting

7.

Ft. Worth, TX (819 Taylor St., 76102) ....... Arlene Schley, Acting

8.

Denver, CO (Denver Federal Ctr., 80225-0006) ....... George B. Moore, Acting

9.

San Francisco, CA (525 Market St., 94105) ....... Wolfgang J. Zoellner, Acting

10.

Auburn, WA (GSA Ctr., 98002) ....... John T. Myers, Acting

National Capital Region, Washington, DC (7th and D Sts. SW., 20407)


....... June V. Huber, Acting

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For further information, contact the Office of Regional Operations. Phone,


202-501-0397.

Sources of Information

Consumer Information Center

Organized under the Office of Public Affairs is the Consumer Information


Center, a program that assists Federal agencies in the release of relevant
and useful consumer information and generates increased public awareness
of thi s information. The Center publishes quarterly the Consumer
Information Catalog, which is free to the public and lists more than 200
free or low-cost Federal consumer interest publications. Topics include
health, food, nutrition, money management, employme nt, Federal benefits,
the environment, and education. The Catalog is widely distributed through
congressional offices, Federal facilities, educators, State and local
governmental consumer offices, and private nonprofit organizations. For a
free copy of th e Catalog, write to Consumer Information Catalog, Pueblo,
CO 81009. Phone, 719-943-4000. Bulk copies are free to nonprofit
organizations.
Contracts

Individuals seeking to do business with the General Services


Administration may obtain detailed information from the Business Service
Centers listed on page 616. Inquiries concerning programs to assist small
business should be directed to one of the Business Service Centers.

Employment

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Personnel Operations


Division (CPS), Office of Personnel, General Services Administration,
Washington, DC 20405. Schools interested in the recruitment program should
contact the Personnel Ope rations Division (CPS), Office of Personnel,
Washington, DC 20405 (phone, 202-501-0370), and/or the appropriate
regional office listed on page 626.

Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Requests

Inquiries concerning policies pertaining to Freedom of Information Act and


Privacy Act matters should be addressed to the General Services
Administration (CAIR), Attn: GSA FOIA or Privacy Act Officer, Room 7 102,
Washington, DC 20405. Phone, 202-501-2691. TDD callers may use the Federal
Information Relay Service (phone, 202-708-9300; fax, 202-501-2727). FOIA
or Privacy Act requests concerning GSA regions should be directed to the
FOIA or Privacy Act officers for the particular region. See the listing on
page 626.

Public and News Media Inquiries

The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for the coordination of


responses to inquiries from both the general public and news media, as
well as for maintaining an information network with agency employees with
regard to items of interest to the Federal worker. The Office, through its
Office of Media Relations, issues news releases. Its Office of
Communications is responsible for printing the GSA Update, a weekly
bulletin of noteworthy items designed to keep agency employ ees apprised
of pertinent issues, and GSA Today, a bimonthly employee newspaper.

Publications

Many publications are available at moderate prices through the bookstores


of the Government Printing Office or from customer supply centers. Others
may be obtained free or at production cost from a Business Service Center
or a Federal Informa tion Center. (See pages 616 and 620, respectively.)
The telephone numbers and addresses of the Federal Information Centers and
of the Government Printing Office bookstores are listed in local telephone
directories. If a publication is not distributed by a ny of the centers or
stores, inquiries should be directed to the originating agency's service
or office. The addresses for inquiries are:

Public Buildings Service (P), General Services Administration,


Washington, DC 20405

Federal Supply Service (F), General Services Administration, Washington,


DC 20406

Office of Finance (BC), General Services Administration, Washington, DC


20405

Information Resources Management Service (K), General Services


Administration, Washington, DC 20405

Federal Property Resources Service (D), General Services Administration,


Washington, DC 20405

Those who would like a brief index of publications or who are


not certain of the service or office of origin should write to the
Director of Publications, Office of Communications (XS), General Services
Administration, Washington, DC 20405. Phon e, 202-501-1235.

Small Business Activities

Inquiries concerning programs to assist small businesses should be


directed to one of the Business Service Centers listed on page 616.

Speakers

Inquiries and requests for speakers should be directed to the Office of


Public Affairs (X), General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20405
(phone, 202-501-0705); or contact the nearest regional office.

For further information concerning the General Services Administration,


contact the Office of Public Affairs (X), General Services Administration,
Washington, DC 20405. Phone, 202-501-0705.