The Management and Support Staff (MSS), headed by OSERS executive officer, provides services to OSERS in the areas of budget, information technology, personnel services and administrative services as follows:
Plans, formulates, and executes the administrative budget for all OSERS staff.
Information Technology (IT)
Develops the annual OSERS IT budget and monitors and maintains controls of IT funds; provides assistance to OSERS staff related to IT services; and implements requirements related to IT security, asset management and information collection.
Processes all personnel, payroll, and training actions for OSERS staff. Serves as the adviser to the OSERS assistant secretary on OSERS personnel management, equal employment opportunity (EEO) and union activities and is the point of coordination with other units of the Department engaged in similar activities.
Manages day-to-day needs of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for a full range of services such as property, equipment, mail and printing; oversees delegations of authority; establishes and monitors the property control system for OSERS, making periodic reports on the adequacy of operations and recommendations for improvements; maintains a system of space allocation, use and control for all space assigned to OSERS; and ensures all travel authorizations and vouchers for OSERS staff comply with the Federal Travel Regulations and department policy.
Develops and maintains the OSERS annual acquisition plan. Serves as principal point of contact with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and other Department units engaged in contracts, inter-agency agreements, small purchases, and similar acquisition activities.
Grants Policy and Planning
Coordinates with the Risk Management Service office to ensure consistency in grants policies and guidance across OSERS. Assists components in implementing grant-related financial policies, standards and procedures. Coordinates the official closeout and archiving of all discretionary grants.
Executive Officer: Melanie Winston