SINCE AN UNDERSTANDING of the procedures of operating offices of the Service is an essential preliminary to a presentation of the functions, largely supervisory, performed by the headquarters in Washington, D.C., a detailed description of the numerous divisions, branches, sections, and units of the National Office has been reserved to this point. It may be added, however, that only passing reference has so far been made to the staffs of attorneys available to the Offices of Regional Commissioners and Directors. This omission was prompted by the belief that their functions could be better understood in relation to the role of Chief Counsel's Office to administration at all levels, and a description of that Office will accordingly be presented after this analysis of the National Office.
In the direction of national activities the Commissioner is assisted by a Deputy Commissioner, an Assistant Commissioner (Operations), an Assistant Commissioner (Technical), an Assistant Commissioner (Inspection), an Assistant Commissioner (Administration) and an Assistant Commissioner (Planning). The duties of the Deputy Commissioner have already been described; the Assistant Commissioners are charged with administrative matters suggested by the parenthetical part of their titles.
The Assistant Commissioner (Operations) is responsible for the administration and operational direction of the