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Division Summary: Administrative Management & Support

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The Commission’s ability to achieve its mission of protecting the public, derivative market participants, U.S. economy and the U.S. position in global markets is driven by well-informed and reasoned executive direction, strong and focused management, and an efficiently-resourced, dedicated, and productive workforce.  To ensure the Commission’s continued success, the Commission’s  Executive Director directs the effective and efficient allo­cation of CFTC resources,  develops, implements and provides oversight to  the manage­ment and administrative policy and programs, and ensures program performance is measured and tracked Commission-wide. Administration Management and Support is administered by the Office of the Executive Director, which includes the following offices: Business Management and Planning, Counsel to the Executive Director, Financial Management, Human Resources, Logistics and Operations, Privacy, Records, Proceedings (reparations), Secretariat and the Library.

Budget Overview by Mission Activity

Administrative Management and Support Request
($ in thousands)
  FY 2011
FY 2012
FY 2013
Budget Positions FTE Budget FTE Budget FTE
Administrative Management and Support $16,718 74 74 $18,150 80 $19,620 86

Administrative Management and Support Request by Mission Activity
($ in thousands)
Mission Activity FY 2012
FY 2013
Budget FTE Budget FTE Budget FTE
Administrative Management and Support $18,150 80 $19,620 86 $1,470 6
Management and Administrative Support   $1,470 6

Administrative Management and Support

The Commission’s expanded statutory mandate and accompanying increase in program resources requires a related expansion in critical planning and resource management functions.   

To support its expanded workforce, the Commission requests six additional FTE, with skills sets encompassing:

These additional resources will provide the Commission with an enhanced ability to streamline its processes, prudently invest and implement automated solutions, and comply with Federal regulatory and legal requirements to ensure the effective, efficient allocation and use of Commission resources.

Top FY 2011 Accomplishments

CFTC Reorganization approved and adopted.

CFTCnet (new Intranet) launched.

CFTC’s Management Framework Approach (Framework) developed, adoption initiated.

Facilities: Construction and expansion in Washington DC and Kansas City to accommodate Commission growth and modernization required to fulfill broadened mission scope

CFTC-wide learning strategy developed (See Strategic Plan Objective 5.3)

Top FY 2012 Planned Outcomes

Achieve significant efficiencies through restructuring the Office of Proceedings and the elimination of two permanent Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) positions. The Commission will utilize borrowed, detailed or retired ALJs as needed to manage the proceedings formerly handled by the permanent ALJs, and will incorporate several other functions into existing and developing programs, e.g.,:

Reorganization: Complete implementation of new organizational structure.

Management Framework:

Learning & Development:

Automate key business processes to improve efficiency and productivity.

Electronic Records Document Management and CFTCnet Phase II.

Top FY 2013 President's Budget & Performance Planned Outcomes

Management Framework and Governance – CFTC-wide annual operating plans developed and in place.

Implement new Budget Project Activity Codes.

Track all costs, including staff hours, against major projects & activities.

Optimize automated hiring system demonstrating a reduction in FTEs dedicated to recruiting and staffing.

Reduce time to hire by 10 percent over FY 2012.


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