The Office of the Executive Secretariat (ES) is the Office of the Administrator's (A/AID) coordination and communications mechanism. It is also the authoritative channel for official communications within USAID and between USAID and the interagency, including information and recommendations from USAID to the White House, the National Security Council, the Department of State, and other government departments and agencies. ES staff advise, facilitate, and expedite Agency decision-making to ensure that A/AID receives information and recommendations to make informed and timely decisions on Agency policy, programs, organization, and management, maintaining communications throughout the Agency.
Within ES, the Operations Team oversees the A/AID budget, travel and transportation, procurement, security, and personnel while maintaining accountability and providing overall administrative support to ES, A/AID, Office of Budget and Resource Management (BRM), and the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (CFOI). The Liaison Team interfaces with Bureaus, Independent Offices, Missions, and the interagency to conduct information from the field to A/AID, staffing meetings and managing executive correspondence.