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Bureaus & Offices

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) advises and assists the Chairman, the Commissioners, and other principal officers of the Commission in carrying out their responsibilities relative to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), other laws, executive orders, and regulatory guidelines affecting affirmative employment and the processing of EEO complaints.

Contact Information

Camella Woodham, EEO Director
EEO Hotline: 202-523-5806
Phone: 202-523-5859
Fax: 202-523-0333

Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent and objective oversight office created within the FMC by the Inspector’s General Act of 1978 (as amended).

Contact Information

Jon Hatfield, Inspector General
IG Hotline: 202-523-5865
Phone: 202-523-5863

Office of the Administrative Law Judges

The Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) independently preside over administrative hearings and resolve cases involving alleged violations of the Shipping Act of 1984 initiated by private parties or by the Commission.

Contact Information

Erin M. Wirth, Chief Administrative Law Judge
Phone: 202-523-5750
Fax: 202-566-0042

Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to the Commission and to the Commission staff.

Contact Information

Steven J. Andersen, General Counsel
Katia Kroutil, Assistant General Counsel for General Law and Regulation
Carole Draper, Acting Assistant General Counsel Litigation and Adjudication
Leryn Williams, Program Support Specialist
Phone: 202-523-5740
Fax: 202-523-5738

Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary serves as the focal point for all matters and documents submitted to and emanating from the Commission.

Contact Information

William Cody, Secretary
Phone: 202-523-5725
Fax: 202-523-0014

Office of the Managing Director
The Office of the Managing Director is responsible for: implementing the administrative directives of the Chairman, managing and coordinating the Commission’s Bureaus and Area Representatives, and planning and directing information technology and information management services.

Contact Information

Lucille L. Marvin, Managing Director
Patrick Moore, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of Enterprise Services
Edward Anthony, Chief Information Officer
Robert Borden, Director of Field Investigations
Phone: 202-523-5800
Fax: 202-523-3646

Bureau of Enforcement
The Bureau of Enforcement (BOE) is the prosecutorial arm of the Commission. Under the direction and management of the Bureau Director, Bureau attorneys participate as trial counsel in formal Commission proceedings and work closely with the Commission’s Area Representatives in investigations of potential violations of the Shipping Act and Commission regulations.

Contact Information

Benjamin K. Trogdon, Director
Phone: 202-523-5783
Fax: 202-523-5785

Bureau of Certification and Licensing
The Bureau of Certification and Licensing (BCL) is responsible for the Passenger Vessel Certification and Ocean Transportation Intermediary programs. BCL is composed of two offices, the Office of Passenger Vessels and Information Processing and the Office of Transportation Intermediaries (OTI).

Contact Information

Cindy Hennigan, Director
Phone: 202-523-5787
Fax: 202-566-0011

Bureau of Trade Analysis
The Bureau of Trade Analysis (BTA) reviews agreements and monitors the concerted activities of ocean common carriers and marine terminal operators under the standards of the Shipping Act of 1984.

Contact Information

Kristen Monaco, Director
Phone: 202-523-5796
Fax: 202-523-5867

Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services
With no fees for services, The Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS) offers ombuds assistance, mediation, facilitation, and arbitration to resolve challenges and disputes involving: Cargo Shipments, Household Goods Shipments, Cruises, General CADRS Resources.

Contact Information

Zoraya De La Cruz, Director
Phone: 202-523-5807

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