The Office of Business Operations is the central organization for all Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) organizational products and services, processes, and systems. The four main offices and managers of Business Operations — the Project Management Coordination Office, the Information Technology and Services Office, Workforce Management Office and the Golden Field Office — are outlined in the Business Operations organization chart.
The Workforce Management Office provides leadership, policy guidance, and technical advice to EERE managers, supervisors, and employees on a broad range of mission drivers including human capital, corporate learning, performance management, logistics, acquisitions, travel, and security.
The Information and Technology Services Office provides administrative support to EERE. The mission is to provide a foundation of information technology and business management systems, which support development and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies and practices.
The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) provides guidance, leadership, training, and tools on program and project management to EERE Headquarters and field employees. PMCO is also charged with providing integrated risk management, monitoring oversight and EERE project reporting to senior leadership. This includes activities ranging from performance, project and risk management to monitoring, training, and audits and internal controls compliance.
As the primary field agent for EERE, the Golden Field Office awards grants and manages contracts for clean energy projects. Golden staff also facilitates research and development partnerships with national laboratories, the private sector, state and local governments and other stakeholders to support the commercialization of those technologies. The staff also oversees DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation's only national lab solely dedicated to researching and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
The Office of Business Operations administers a program that offers exciting student volunteer opportunities at our Washington, D.C., Headquarters to help bring clean, reliable, and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace.
To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of Energy has established a policy with regard to the online posting of certain categorical exclusion determinations.