About the OOC

The Office of Compliance (OOC) is an independent, non-partisan agency established to administer and enforce the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA).

OOC’s Mission

The OOC administers and ensures the integrity of the dispute resolution system established to resolve disputes that arise under the CAA; carries out an education and training program for Congressional Members, employing offices, and Congressional employees to assist them in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the CAA; and advises Congress on needed changes and amendments to the CAA. The General Counsel of the OOC has independent investigatory and enforcement authority for certain violations of the CAA.

OOC’s Organizational Structure

The OOC has a five-member, non-partisan Board of Directors and four Executive Staff, appointed by the Board of Directors, who carry out the day-to-day functions of the Agency. The Agency also employs an experienced team of education and communications staff, general administrative staff, staff attorneys, and safety & health inspectors.