The Office of General Counsel provides advice and preventative legal services to the organization to assist in compliance with all appropriate federal and state requirements.
The Communications unit is responsible for corporate communications and media relations. The unit also carries out programs and campaigns that support regular-route transit in the metro area.
Evaluation and Audit
Internal Audit conducts audits, program evaluations and internal controls.
This unit helps maintain good working relations with state and local government policymakers.
Finance and Administration
This unit includes the following units:
Budget and Evaluation - responsible for coordinating development of the annual operating and capital budgets and for managing the organization’s internal cost-allocation process. The unit also coordinates issuance of Council-sponsored debt.
Finance - responsible for payroll and budget functions, financial analysis, capital finance strategy and accounts receivable/payable.
Information Systems - constitutes the Council’s core of computer expertise and information management, including the organization's entire network of computer resources, GIS and MetroGIS.
Risk Management - identifies, evaluates and manages the Council's exposure to loss through risk control and risk-financing methods.
Human Resources includes four units:
Labor Relations - manages collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration procedures, and management consultation.
Staffing - manages recruitment and selection, compensation administration and position classification, policy and procedure consultation and administration, and leave management.
Benefits - designs, implements and administers group benefit programs for the Council’s employees and retirees;
Learning and Organizational Development - provides training and development services for all divisions of the Council.
Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) is responsible for small-business development programs – the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and the Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) and Small Business in Rural Areas (SBRA) programs. ODEO also administers the Council’s Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Opportunity policies and programs, and it investigates discrimination complaints. More about the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.