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About OCAO

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO) provides Oversight, technical expertise & critical support services for the stewardship of NOAA's assets & infrastructure. The office is committed to quality, integrity and excellence in the support of our customers and the well being of our employees.

OCAO organizations

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Audit and Information Management Office

As part of the OCAO, the Audit and Information Management Office (AIMO) leads and participates in Departmental task forces to ensure effective program coordination and cooperation on cross-cutting goals.  AIMO consists of a team of management and program analysts who perform numerous functions vital to the effective functioning of NOAA. The Office oversees and manages the following programs nationwide:

  • The Audit Program Staff provides advice and consultation on audit related activities to NOAA Senior Management.
  • The Information Management Staff provides NOAA-wide management of activities related to A-76/FAIR Act, Records Management, and Vital Records

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link

 

Safety & Environmental Compliance Office (SECO)

NOAA's Safety and Environmental Compliance Office (SECO) establishes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) policy and provides guidance, and oversight in the areas of Safety and Occupational Health; Environmental Compliance; and Energy Management and Sustainability to ensure compliance with regulatory, internal, and other requirements and to drive toward continuous improvement in Safety, Occupational Health, Environment, and Sustainability performance.

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link

 

Facilities Operations Division (FOD)

The Facilities Operations Division will manage NOAA's local building/campus management program, delivering facility administrative services at specific corporate campuses nationwide. The Division has responsibility for policy development and guidance, program execution and performance metrics, and customer relations.

Facilities operations

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link

Logistics Operations Division (LOD)

The Logistics Operations Division manages NOAA's national programs for personal property, and logistics services. The division has responsibility for policy development and guidance, program execution, performance metrics and customer relations. The division is composed of two branches: The Personal Property Management Branch (PPMB) and The Logistics Management Branch (LMB).

PPMB is responsible for management of NOAA's personal property program. This comprises oversight of personal property databases, and ensuring NOAA-wide compliance with financial auditing requirements for personal property.

LMB is responsible for the logistics services program. This includes coordinating the national logistics management program; NOAA-wide fleet management, printing and publications and photocopy services.

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link

Project Planning and Management Division (PPMD)

Our mission is to support the NOAA Line & Staff Offices, by providing exceptional Project Planning & Management Services to support existing, current, and future construction project needs.

As part of OCAO, the Project Planning and Management Division is supported by the extensive leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to help our team execute the goals and strategy of the agency.

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link

Real Property Management Division (RPMD)

The Real Property Management Division (RPMD) manages NOAA's national real property acquisition and asset management programs, including responsibilities for policy development and guidance, program execution, performance management, audit resolution, and customer relations.

NOAA personnel can access this link intended to be a one-stop- shop for all of your questions concerning these program areas.offsite link