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The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

Washingtonian, Great Places to Work 2007The Office of the CAO was first created in the 104th Congress in 1995. The Chief Administrative Officer is an employee of the U.S. House of Representatives who is elected every two years when the House organizes for a new Congress. The current CAO, Daniel P. Beard, was sworn in on February 15, 2007.

Wounded Warrior Program

Click here to learn about the program to hire wounded veterans to jobs in the House.

Semiannual Report

CAO Semiannual Report

January - June 2008 CAO Semiannual Report Released

 Highlights of CAO accomplishments over
 the last six months.

Green the Capitol

Robert Lane

The Green the Capitol Initiative Welcomes a New Director

The new director of the Green the Capitol Initiative is anything but green — at least in terms of his background.

CAO Spotlight

111th Transition

Congress transitions:
How CAO Employees Make Members Feel at Home in the House