Mission & Responsibilities Learn more about the CFTC’s missions and purpose. Commissioners Learn more about the Chairman and the Commissioners who oversee the CFTC. CFTC Organization The CFTC organization consists of the Commissioners, the Offices of the Chairman, and the agency's operating units. History of the CFTC The CFTC was founded in 1974, but futures trading dates back more than 150 years. CFTC Committees The CFTC's Advisory Committees were created to provide input and make recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues CFTC Reports Budgets, performance reports, strategic plans, and other CFTC published reports. Office of the Inspector General OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations, and inspections to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in CFTC programs and operations. Office of the Chief Economist Analysis reports and research papers published by CFTC economists. Procurement Opportunities Notices for small purchase procurement actions and contact information. Careers at CFTC Careers at the CFTC offer challenging work and excellent benefits.