Office of the Chief Financial Officer and
Assistant Secretary for Administration

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (CFO/ASA), the Office of the CFO/ASA:

  • Oversees the Commerce Department’s financial resources, human resources and facilities.
  • Establishes and monitors implementation of Departmental policies and procedures for administrative functions affecting program operations in Commerce’s operating units. These administrative functions include: budget and financial management, strategic planning and performance management, human resources management and civil rights, employee safety and health, procurement and small business utilization, grants management, travel and transportation of household goods, real property and facilities management, directives management, and security.
  • Coordinates implementation of government-wide and Departmental management initiatives.
  • Manages the Department’s headquarters offices located in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.

The CFO/ASA’s authority is delegated through Department Organization Order 10-5, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration.

  • Ellen Herbst
    Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
  • Fred Stephens,
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of the CFO/ASA
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230

Phone: 202-482-4951


Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce

This page was updated on February 6, 2014