The Office of Administrative Services (OAS) provides a variety of quality support services to the Department of Commerce, enabling the operating units to achieve their goals. The Office of Administrative Services is part of the Office of the Secretary (OS) and reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration.
OAS maintains the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) and oversees the HCHB Renovation Project — a $1 billion, 13-year project to renovate and modernize the building. It establishes and maintains the policies, standards, and procedures or effective building acquisition and management.
This office serves as the HCHB liaison with the Joint Committee on Printing and the Government Printing Office (GPO), the General Services Administration (GSA) on all government-wide personal property management services for the OS and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the GSA on all government-wide real property programs.
OAS provides policies and gives guidance regarding the DOC travel program and provides travel services through ADTRAV for OS and designated operating units; oversees fraud monitoring of travel cards; processes passport/visa applications for HCHB personnel; and oversees and implements the Department's eTravel initiative. Additionally, OAS provides quidance, oversight and reporting for conferences.
In accordance with the GSA/DOC Building Delegation agreement, OAS provides building services for HCHB occupants. It oversees major real property projects and coordinates Department-wide facilities requirements.
The Office of Administrative Services establishes and implements policies and procedures for:
Developing, producing, procuring, and distributing materials through printing, binding, and related services for the HCHB.
Mail management and nationwide mail services.
Developing, implementing, and overseeing the Department's transportation, energy conservation, and environmental stewardship programs.