As stated in the CFTC's Strategic Plan, the Commission's ability to achieve its mission of protecting the public, derivative market participants, the 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—this is a top-to-bottom requirement. These attributes of an effective organization combine to lead and support the critical work of the Commission to provide sound regulatory oversight and enforcement programs for the U.S. public. To ensure the Commission's continued success, continuity of operations, and adaptation to the ever-changing markets it is charged with regulating, the Commission must lead effectively and maintain a well-qualified workforce supported by a modern IT infrastructure and working environment.
The CFTC is committed to both operationalizing the Commission's expanded regulatory scope and to maintaining its strong presence in its traditional markets. This requires unambiguous and timely direction, and the right quantity and quality of staff, aligned in an optimal operating structure supported by the necessary training, development, tools, resources and working environment.
The overarching principles for this mission activity were established in Goal Five of the CFTC's Strategic Plan:
Organizationally, the Commission's agency direction, management and administrative support mission activities support the Commission-wide requirements through four Divisions:
|FTE||Salaries and Expenses||IT||Total|
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Agency Direction, Management and Administrative Support Request by Division