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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.

House Recording Studio Transitions

House Recording Studio

New Director and New Space

44th Inauguration

U.S. Capitol Building

Office of the CAO Helps Make Inauguration a Success

Since the 2008 presidential election, the office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create the perfect setting for the Inauguration of the 44th President.

CAO Spotlight

111th Transition

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